Alltech representative joins FAO group targeting low carbon livestock
By Jane Byrne
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Alltech reports that Dr Saheed Salami, a research fellow at the company, has been appointed to the UN FAO as a member of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on methane for the FAO Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership.
The LEAP Partnership is a multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the environmental sustainability of the livestock sector through harmonized methods, metrics, and data.
As part of the TAG working group, Dr Salami and other industry experts will focus on revising methane assessment guidelines to enhance GHG emission inventories and to improve carbon footprint assessments and strategies for low-carbon livestock and food security.
Dr Salami commented: “This will serve as an excellent opportunity to work with global leaders across the industry to improve carbon footprint assessments and strategies for low-carbon livestock and food security.”
He has international experience in leading research and handling technical responsibilities in sustainable animal nutrition and food quality. He joined Alltech in 2019 as a research fellow based in Stamford, UK, as part of the company’s solutions deployment team aimed at developing customer-focused and data-driven solutions for improving the productivity and sustainability of animal protein systems.
Prior to joining Alltech, Dr Salami obtained a double PhD in agricultural, food and environmental science from the University of Catania in Italy and University College Cork, Ireland. He also has a double master’s degree in sustainable animal nutrition and feeding from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands and Ecole d'Ingénieurs de Purpan, France.