COURSE NAME: CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD SECURITY: LIVESTOCK
LECTURER: DR. FREDERICK YEBOAH OBESE
OBJECTIVES: This course aims at introducing basic concepts of Animal production and climate change to students to enable understanding of the contribution of livestock production to climate change. It will also expose students to the effects of climate change on livestock production and productivity as well as adaptation and mitigation measures that could be used to minimize these effects.
ARTICLES AND BOOKS FOR READING
1. Nardone et al. 2010. Effects of climate change on animal production and sustainability of
livestock systems. Livestock Science 130: 57-69.
2. Scholtz et al.2013. The effect of global warming on beef production in developing countries of
the Southern Hemisphere. Natural Science 5 (1): 106-119.
3. Antwi et al. 2013. Options for methane mitigation, challenges and opportunities in West
Africa. Journal of Ghana Science Association 15: 93-98.
4. Antwi et al. 2013. The threat of changes in climate on livelihoods and food security in
Ghana. Ghanaian Journal of Animal Science.
5. Sigter and Ofori. 2014. What climate change means for farmers in Africa: A triptych review.
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development 14(1): 8428-8444.
6. Smith et al. 2014: Agriculture, Forestry and other land use. In: Climate change 2014:
Mitigation of climate change. Contribution of working group III to the 5th Assessment Report
of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change . Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 811-
7. Porter et al. 2014. Impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects.
Contribution of working group III to the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change. Cambridge University Press, UK. pp 485-533.
8. Andrew D. Moore and Afshin Ghahraman. 2014.Climate change and broadacre livestock
production across southern Australia. 3. Adaptation options via livestock genetic
improvement. Animal Production Science 54: 111–124
Lecturer will give power- point presentations on the topics for the course. There will also be interactions and discussions and students will be given exercises. There will be assessment of students at the end of the course.