Successful Bid for Funding to Improve Manure Management
Thepigsite.com, August 29th
Australia - The national pork producer industry representative body Australian Pork Limited (APL) recently led a successful manure management research consortium bid targeted towards research into Greenhouse Gas (GHG) mitigation from alternative and improved manure management systems.
The programme, known as the National Agriculture Manure Management Program (NAMMP), was jointly developed and supported by the intensive livestock rural Research and Development Corporations (RDCs). These included Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), Australian Egg Corporation (AECL), Chicken Meat Council (RIRDC) and Dairy Australia (DA).
The bid worth a total of $6.19 million includes $2.97 million funding from the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) under the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Futures programme, ‘Filling the Research Gap’.
APL General Manager Research and Innovation, Dr Darryl D’Souza, said:
- This new funding will certainly enable intensive industries to fast track development of new CFI methodologies which will lead to better mitigation of GHG emissions. This is a great achievement collectively for the intensive livestock industries, Dr D’Souza said.