Cooperating with the future

Towards multiplying the multiple benefits of sustainable livestock production systems

Head of FAO AGAL, Henning Steinfeld, delivered the keynote presentation on Multiple Benefits from Sustainable Livestock to some 300 participants on the first of our five-day 7th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting in Addis Abeba.
Steinfeld’s key conclusion was that while the livestock sector is a major driver of environmental change -- largely because of its large interface with common property resources – it was also much more than what could be expressed in economic terms and GDP. [Read more] [More on MSP]

Fritz Schneider, Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock chair

The multiple benefits of livestock are in focus this week as experts meet in Ethiopia

8 May 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

More than 250 livestock experts from over 50 countries are exploring ways of ensuring that the long-term benefits of livestock contribute to sustainable development. They’re participating in the 7th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), in Ethiopia, this week. [read more] [More on MSP]

7th Multi-stakeholder partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock

Hundreds of global livestock stakeholders gather to strengthen the role of livestock in supporting livelihoods, producing safe food and protecting the environment

8 May 2017, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Today, the 7th multi-stakeholder partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) brings together more than 250 livestock specialists from over 50 countries to demonstrate the positive contribution of livestock to the lives and wellbeing of hundreds of millions of people on the planet, and foster the sustainable development of this rapidly-growing sector. [Press release]   [More on MSP]

SLU Global and Global Agenda Facilitate Discussion for a Livestock Anti-Microbial Partnership

Proposal to be presented at the MSP in Addis Ababa in May

On 20-22 March, the Global Agenda and SLU Global at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences hosted a working meeting in Uppsala, Sweden on scoping the role for the Global Agenda to contribute to the reduction of Antimicrobial Resistance under the theme “Refine, Reduce, Re-think.” [read more]

Livestock Plays a Key Role in Mongolia’s Food Security

First Asian government joins the Global Agenda

The Government of Mongolia recently signed the Consensus Document, which marks the first official recognition by an Asian government. As Eran Raizeman of the FAO Animal Health Branch noted, livestock is critical for Mongolia’s food security. The sector there is of substantial size and faces a number of challenges. Therefore, the country is looking forward to exchange with other Global Agenda members on building up the strength of the livestock sector in Mongolia [read more]

French Federation of Livestock Producers Joins Global Agenda

Move stands to inspire other breeders to join political dialogue

France’s Confédération Nationale de l’Elevage (CNE)  became the first producer federation to formalize relations as both a member and a donor to the Global Agenda at an event on 27 February at the Salon de l'Agriculture in Paris.

The event was attended by representatives of the French Ministries of Environment and Foreign Affairs, several agricultural organizations, scientists, and media from the agricultural and general press [read more]

Donkey Sanctuary Joins Global Agenda

Working animals critical to livelihoods of millions worldwide

The Donkey Sanctuary CEO Mike Baker signed the Global Agenda Consensus Document on 8 March during a meeting with Global Agenda Chair Fritz Schneider and FAO AGA authorities at FAO headquarters in Rome. While livestock policy often focuses mainly on food production, The Donkey Sanctuary highlights the critical role of working animals as a source of livelihood [read more]

National Agricultural Technology Institute of Argentina Joins Global Agenda

Move formalizes recognition of Global Agenda in major livestock country

National Agricultural Technology Institute of Argentina (INTA) President Amadeo Nicora signed the Global Agenda Consensus Document on  9 March. INTA operates under the umbrella of Argentina’s Ministry of Agro-Industry, and has requested the country’s formal recognition of the adhesion to the Global Agenda [read more]

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