Methane, nitrous oxide and soil carbon research

New Zealand's research into reducing livestock greenhouse gas emissions concentrates on breed low methane animals and feeds, reduce methane via vaccine and using an inhibitor product, reduce nitrous oxide and nitrate leaching on farm, and increase carbon sequestered in soil.

Mitigating Methane Emissions

Mitigating Nitrous Oxide Emissions

Understanding Soil Carbon 

How industry contributes to lowering emissions

An integrated systems research programme runs alongside the detailed methane, nitrous oxide and soil carbon research to quantify the contribution that farmers already make through their increased efficiencies. 

What dairy farmers can do? Read more

What beef and sheep farmers can do? Read more

What can deer farmers do? Read more

Improving Maori pastoral sector efficiency and productivity

The NZAGRC runs a research stream dedicated to assist the Maori pastoral sector to improve its collective capacity to increase resource efficiency and farm productivity while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.