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(2016)Livestock play an important role in the generation of stability and wealth of many communities around the developing and developed world. In 2014, there were ~1.5 billion cattle, and 1.2 billion sheep worldwide (Food ...
Modelling spatial and inter-annual variations of nitrous oxide emissions from UK cropland and grasslands using DailyDayCent (2017)Agricultural soils are the primary source of nitrous oxide emissions due to management practices including fertiliser application. While fertiliser rates are one of the main drivers of nitrous oxide emissions, emissions ...
(2017)Food waste is recognised as being one of the major global challenges in achieving a sustainable future. Currently very little is known about how much food is wasted in primary production. This study uses a qualitative ...
(2017)In this paper, we assess the recent and anticipated changes on Scotland’s livestock-producing crofts, using a representative survey of Scottish farmers undertaken in 2013. We find that crofters are similar to other livestock ...