Capturing Effects of Diet on Emissions from Ruminant Systems (CEDERS)

Last changed: 08 February 2023
Beef steers eating forage outdoors in the sun. Photo.

Feed management in ruminant production systems strongly affects agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. CEDERS aims to (i) delineate dietary effects on various on-farm GHG sources and their trade-offs, at the farm and national scales; (ii) align national agricultural GHG inventory and mitigation research across an international consortium of partner/committed countries.

Project aims

Develop databases to evaluate dietary mitigation strategies (including digestion and excretion) and GHG emissions.

Experiments to fill high-priority knowledge gaps on dietary effects on ruminant and manure emissions.

Evaluate consequences of dietary mitigation measures on emissions on selected farm cases with a modelling platform.

Improve farm accounting and national inventory methodologies to capture effects of dietary mitigation measures.

Disseminate the implications of findings to end-users of GHG accounting and inventory.

Extending activities to other partners/countries (the FACCE-JPI Global Network, the Network and Database on Feed and Nutrition and Manure Management Network (both part of the Global Research Alliance (GRA)), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Agricultural Research for Development (CIRAD)).

Project information

The project is funded through the ERA-NET co-fund ERA-GAS and the Swedish funds comes from the Swedish research council Formas. It runs fron 2017-2020 and Pekka Huhtanen and Mohammad Ramin are responsible for the NJV part of the project. 

Official website for CEDERS


ERA-GAS is the ERA-NET Cofund for monitoring & mitigation of Greenhouse gases from agri- and silvi-culture.