FAO and OIE present initial battle plan in global campaign to eradicate Peste des petits ruminants

The PPR-GEP (Peste des petits ruminants Global eradication programme) has been launched jointly by FAO and OIE on 28 October 2016. The ground has been broken on a major international initiative to rid the world of this disease - also known as sheep and goat plague - a highly contagious viral animal disease that causes major losses in regions home to millions of the world's poorest people.
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Sustainable livestock and the Global Agenda get important support in 25th COAG Session

Sixteen country representatives spoke on behalf of the one hundred fifteen governments present at the session supporting the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock during the 25th COAG Consultation on 27 September 2016. They included major groups such as  the African countries (through Côte d'Ivoire) and the European Union (through Slovakia), as well as Afghanistan, USA, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Costa Rica, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Kenya, Sudan and China... [read more]

Sustainable Livestock: What are the choices?

Global Agenda COAG Side Event, 29 September

The Global Agenda organized a panel discussion with high level representatives from different stakeholder groups to address the different roles of livestock systems in sustainable development. The focus was on the future of smallholders and pastoralists, with examples from Latin America, Oceania, India and Mongolia...  [read more]

Global Agenda Guiding Group Meeting

Twenty nine participants gathered for the first   Guiding Group meeting of the Global Agenda at FAO Headquarters on 30 September since Mr. Fritz Schneider took office as Chair on August 15th. The new Chair reported on the  hand over process from the former Chair, Neil Fraser and the several face to face meetings with the Agenda Support Team in Rome respectively on 12-14 July, 06-09 and 27- 30 September and the 17-21 October interaction during CFS week, in addition to regular contacts by phone, skype and emails. ... [read more]

21 New members join the Global Agenda

During and After the 2016 Panama Multi-stakeholder Partnership Meeting (MSP)

We are pleased to announce 21 more members have recently signed the consensus document to officially join the Global Agenda. There are now 81 official members, which represents a 50% increase in the membership since December 2015. We welcome their contributions to sustainable development of the livestock sector and celebrate this extraordinary growth... [read more]

Partnerships for Sustainable Livestock Development

Successful Joint Global Agenda-LEAP- CFS Side Event, 20 October

This event demonstrated how multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the Global Agenda can make a difference in setting up inclusive sustainable development pathways for joint and cohesive action that tackles the sustainability challenges united... [read more]

Dairy Industry commits to the Sustainable Development Goals and Partners with FAO

The Dairy Declaration was launched at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Rotterdam on Wednesday, 19th October. It included short presentations and proof points from global dairy leaders as well as from FAO, on the contribution of the dairy sector to the achievement of key Sustainable Development Goals such as ending poverty and hunger, and protecting the environment. The Declaration was signed by International Dairy Federation (IDF) and FAO... [read more]

Dairy Industry actively considering joint action through FAO, GASL, GDP and IFCN in favor of Social Development

On 21 October, top Executives and experts from Arla Foods, Dairy Farmers of America, Dairy Sustainability Framework, Fonterra, Global Dairy Platform, Royal Friesland Campina and Tetra Laval FB met with representatives of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, FAO/AGA and IFCN... [read more]

Donor pledges for 2017-2018 ignite the Global Agenda with new energy

After the COAG session on the Global Agenda last 27 September 2016, important pledges from donors have insured the operations of the Global Agenda for the next two years and more pledges are in progress.

Switzerland and the Netherlands have agreed to fund the Core Budget of the Global Agenda as well as concrete projects of the Action Networks, while France, Global Dairy Platform, INTERBEV and others are considering to invest in the Action Network’s concrete outputs in their areas of interest.

Dairy Sector maps its contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A report by Rabobank describes the Dairy Sector’s contributions and opportunities to the SDGs inspired by the Global Agenda’s recently introduced “pizza chart”  of livestock’s contributions to the SDGs.

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