Alltech research fellow appointed to United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization global expert working group
As a global leader in animal nutrition and health, Alltech is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Saheed Salami, a research fellow at the company, to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) as a member of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG) on methane for the FAO Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership. As part of this working group, Dr. Salami and other industry experts will focus on revising methane assessment guidelines to enhance greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories and to improve carbon footprint assessments and strategies for low-carbon livestock and food security.
“I have dedicated my education and career to research in agriculture and sustainability and am looking forward to continuing my journey as part of the technical advisory group on methane,” said Dr. Salami. “This will serve as an excellent opportunity to work with global leaders across the industry to improve carbon footprint assessments and strategies for low-carbon livestock and food security.”
Dr. Salami has international experience in leading research and handling technical responsibilities in sustainable animal nutrition and food quality. He joined Alltech in 2019 as a research fellow based in Stamford, U.K., as part of the company’s Solutions Deployment Team. He utilizes his multidisciplinary expertise in animal nutrition and environmental science to develop customer-focused and data-driven solutions for improving the productivity and sustainability of animal protein systems.
Prior to joining Alltech, Dr. Salami obtained a double Ph.D. in agricultural, food and environmental science from the University of Catania in Italy and University College Cork, Ireland. He also has a double master’s degree in sustainable animal nutrition and feeding from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands and Ecole d'Ingénieurs de Purpan, France.
“We are proud to have Dr. Salami represent Alltech as part of the UN FAO expert working group, where he can contribute scientific expertise and knowledge of the industry to crucial global discussions on climate change and the role of agriculture,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “This truly aligns with our Planet of Plenty™ vision of working together with other global partners to shape a sustainable future for agriculture and our planet.”
The LEAP Partnership is a multi-stakeholder initiative that seeks to improve the environmental sustainability of the livestock sector through harmonized methods, metrics and data. LEAP leads a coordinated global initiative to accelerate the sustainable development of the livestock supply chain and to support coherent climate actions while contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement.
For more information on Alltech’s vision for a Planet of Plenty, visit Alltech.com.