Reducing the environmental footprint, including the influence of animals on climate change, and the adaptation of animals to climate change are essential elements in current breeding programmes.

Breeding organisations can contribute to the improvement of the environment by:
  • Breeding animals that have less impact on climate change and ecosystems, considering the entire production system.
  • Breeding animals with an optimal resource efficiency to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide, nitrate, phosphate and ammonia while considering the reusability of the excretion of the animals.
  • Breeding resilient animals adapted to different and changing climatic or/and environmental conditions.
  • Breeding fish and shellfish with limited risks of contamination of wild populations by disease in farms.
  • Having proper environmental policy and measures.
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