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Revista mexicana de ciencias agrícolas

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BENAOUDA, Mohammed; GONZALEZ RONQUILLO, Manuel; MOLINA, Luisa T.  e  CASTELAN ORTEGA, Octavio Alonso. Status of research on enteric methane emissions and mitigation strategies in Latin America. Rev. Mex. Cienc. Agríc [online]. 2017, vol.8, n.4, pp.965-974. ISSN 2007-0934.  https://doi.org/10.29312/remexca.v8i4.20.

Measurement of greenhouse gas emissions is highly relevant in assessing the environmental impact of agricultural systems. Methane produced by enteric fermentation of ruminants represents an important part of all anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases in Latin America, where there is a large production of ruminants. Currently, the efforts of Latin American countries are focused more on the quantification of methane emissions and the calculation of national inventories than on mitigation. In this paper the data obtained so far in different experiments, in terms of in vivo determination of methane emissions in the countries of Latin America are exposed. This, with the intention of discussing and making known the current panorama and the zone progress in terms of measurement of the environmental impact of this gas and the development of strategies to reduce its production by ruminants. Finally the challenges that are faced in the future in the investigation on the subject are marked.

Palavras-chave : enteric methane; greenhouse gases; Latin America; ruminants.

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