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PCC highlights efforts in addressing climate change

SCIENCE CITY OF MUNOZ, Nueva Ecija, Jan. 30 — As the lead agency for livestock biotechnology, the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) is taking innovative actions to deliberately address climate change.

Dr. Eric Palacpac, PCC National R&D coordinator, said that among the mitigating measures that they are implementing to help mitigate the climate change include the reduction of methane emission from livestock animals, particularly the carabao.

Palacpac has cited previous research studies which showed that the comparative impact of methane on climate change is over 20 times greater than carbon dioxide over a 100-year period.

He said to help address the issue, the PCC is adhering to the application of improved management practices in buffalo production system.

He said the PCC is also utilizing the crop residues as feeds and implementing waste management through vermi-composting, and cryobanking livestock genetic resources that provide important medium for addressing changes in the environment. (PNA)

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