Pork and milk also become eligible for low-carbon certification

Published Jun 12, 2024

Tridge summary

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of South Korea is set to expand its low-carbon livestock product certification system to include pigs and dairy cattle, following the success with Korean beef. The system is designed to encourage livestock farms to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 10% through the adoption of low-carbon farming technologies. Farmers must meet certain criteria and obtain at least one of seven specified certification systems to apply. Additionally, the system will subsidize extra costs for farms that feed low-nitrogen to pigs or low-methane to dairy cows. Farmers can apply for this certification from mid-June to mid-July through the Livestock Product Quality Evaluation Institute. The ministry also plans to collaborate with consumer groups to promote low-carbon livestock products and ensure stable sales channels for certified products.
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Original content

Livestock species subject to the low-carbon livestock product certification system will be expanded from Korean beef to pigs and dairy cattle. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced on the 11th that it will expand the target of the low-carbon livestock product certification system to pigs and dairy cows and recruit farms wishing to receive low-carbon certification from June 12 to July 15. The low-carbon livestock product certification system is a system that certifies if a farm reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 10% compared to the average emissions by livestock species by applying low-carbon livestock farming technology. It was introduced in 2023 to encourage voluntary carbon reduction in livestock farms and to respond to consumer values that emphasize environmental preservation. The application qualifications for pig and dairy cattle farmers are similar to those for existing Korean beef. At least one of the seven certification systems specified ...
Source: Nongmin
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