Recent Advance in Animal and Feed Technology to Support Sustainable Livestock Production System
Volume agropustaka : , April 2014
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Environmental scientists have agreed that world is experiencing a slow but steady increase in global temperatures. Studies in the last few decades have shown that there was an increase in the global temperature by about 1.5o C over the last 50 years, and that if global warming is not mitigated we will be experiencing higher temperatures in the next fifty years to come. High temperatures can affect not only the productivity of animals but also can lead to increased breeding of certain animals and possibly extinction of animals. Crops and feed production with be affected due extreme weather conditions (such as drought, floods and heat wave) that arise from the high temperatures. It has been established that global warming is caused by greenhouse gases that are produced as a result of human activities although natural emission of GHGs are also contributing to the global warming. GHGs include carbon dioxide, methane ozone, CFCs and others. With the increase in world population it is inevitable that global temperature will be on the increase as a result of increased in human activities. The factors that contribute to the GHGs include methane gas emission from animals and livestock activities, factories, automobiles and also natural organic decomposition. Agricultural activities that increase GHGs include clearing of forests, livestock production, aquaculture and fodder and feed crops cultivation and undoubtedly the generation of energy from fossil fuel for machineries. 

Kategori : Hasil Penelitian
Kelompok : Teknologi proses
Bahasa : Indonesia