25 Jan 2022

Aviagen illustrates CO2 reduction contribution to global poultry industry

Content available in: العربية (Arabic)How can the food production chain meet the needs of the world’s ever-growing communities without overwhelming […]

Aviagen illustrates CO2 reduction contribution to global poultry industry

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How can the food production chain meet the needs of the world’s ever-growing communities without overwhelming the planet?

Aviagen® addresses this question through “Breeding Sustainability.” Sustainable poultry breeding contributes to a decrease in carbon emissions through a continuous improvement in biological efficiency, fitness, and welfare traits. Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) or the rate at which feed is converted to body weight is a key indicator of biological efficiency and has the greatest direct impact on the industry’s carbon footprint.

 

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Due to an FCR improvement of 1.5-2.0 points per year, Aviagen contributes to a 1% year-on-year carbon footprint reduction

Feeding the world, preserving the planet – The FCR advantage

The global population is growing. The United Nations (UN) estimates just over 8.5 billion people by 2030, and the world will face the challenge of providing food for everyone. The OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2021-2030 predicts that meat production will need to rise by 44 million metric tonnes by 2030, with half of the increase supplied by poultry.

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The food industry currently contributes close to 25% of the world’s annual GHG emissions, and of this amount, poultry meat is responsible for about 6%.

As a result of FCR improvements, the modern




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