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RFP-Methane emissions from cattle in SE Asia - The effect of feed and nutrition on methane emissions from cattle

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RFx ID : 20994605
Tender Name : RFP-Methane emissions from cattle in SE Asia - The effect of feed and nutrition on methane emissions from cattle
Reference # : RFP-Methane emissions SE Asia
Open Date : Monday, 6 May 2019 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Wednesday, 29 May 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : On behalf of procurement agent  [?]
Categories :
  • 70121600 - Livestock industry
  • 70121700 - Livestock management
Regions:
  • International
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Gavin Kenny
gavin.kenny@nzagrc.org.nz
0064 6 351 8334
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  : NZAGRC, Grasslands Research Centre, Tennent Drive, Private Bag 11008, Palmerston North 4442
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

MPI seeks to procure a research project with a South-East (SE) Asia focus related to feed and nutrition and enteric methane emissions from cattle managed under a range of production conditions and environments. This research project will contribute to an overarching project entitled “The effect of feed and nutrition on methane emissions from cattle” which is focused on Latin American and South-East Asia Alliance member countries.

The Research Project aims to:
(a) Expand animal and feed databases for mitigation of enteric methane developed by the GLOBAL NETWORK project to include new data representing production systems and environments from South East Asia, including systems relying on by-product feeds and forages and pastoral systems;
(b) Using these expanded databases, identify and recommend methane mitigation technologies that are practical and feasible for the livestock production systems in South East Asia and production systems;
(c) Develop specific methane yield (Ym) values suitable for local feeds in South East Asia and production systems, which will enable the use of these new Ym values to improve national greenhouse gas inventories; and
(d) Identify how nutritional measures can be captured in national greenhouse gas inventory methodologies to demonstrate mitigation in South East Asia.

Applicants need to consider the following:
a) Preference will be given to applicants (individuals or organisations) who are based in the SE Asia region. However, suitably qualified applicants from outside the region are encouraged to apply BUT must be able to demonstrate ability to fulfil the expected deliverables, which will involve travel to the region.
b) The work will contribute to a larger international project and the successful applicant will be required to work closely with the project leader.