The Potential for Seaweed as Livestock Feed, Workshop Report 2020

There is growing global interest in the potential for seaweed to reduce enteric methane emissions from ruminants and improve animal health and productivity when included as a component of livestock feed. In fall 2020, WWF–in coordination with the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR)–convened a multi-part virtual workshop on this emerging topic with more than 130 international stakeholders.

This summary report describes key findings and major takeaways from the 2020 workshop series. Suggested next steps will help guide researchers, funders, and policymakers–and shape the intersection that brings their respective work together–to advance our collective understanding of seaweed as a livestock feed ingredient.

Learn more about WWF's seaweed work.