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Sustainable feed supply in Japan

Japan's total greenhouse gas emissions are estimated to be approximately 1.2 billion tons, 4% of which is derived from agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors.
To look at a breakdown, 15% is methane from livestock digestive tract fermentation, 13% is methane and nitrous oxide from livestock manure, 34% is carbon dioxide from fuel combustion, 25% is methane from rice crops and 12 % is nitrous oxide from farmland soil.
Accordingly, livestock-derived greenhouse gases account for just about 1% of the total domestic emissions.

Our initiatives to pursue sustainability and environmental goals

In the last decade, the use of domestically produced rice as an ingredient for compound feed to replace imported corn has taken root under the government's supportive measures to promote the diversification of rice production. Such development of new market for domestic rice not only contributes to land conservation and regional revitalization, but also curbs greenhouse gas emissions by shortening the transportation distance.

We are also making our best endeavors to produce feed to lead to lower greenhouse gas emissions and smaller release of such substances as nitrogen and phosphorus in the environment.

Recycling use of food by-products under appropriate sanitary control is another initiative we are taking to encourage effective use of limited resources and reduction of environmental burdens.

Japan's feed industry is committed to enhance sustainability of its livestock industry

We will further increase our contribution to the sustainable development goals by making better use of resource circulation system, skillfully reusing various by-products and surplus materials that do not compete with human food, and playing greater role in supplying optimal amount of nutrients needed by livestock in optimal form.