The 2021 Global Conference on Sustainable Beef - Registration is now open

The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) has opened the registration for the 2021 Global Conference to be held April 14, 2021. The event will see the launching of the GRSB Global Goals to be implemented over the next ten years. The development and adoption of these goals will be vital to demonstrate the important role beef value chain’s commitment for sustainable global practices.
The event will provide a global platform with live and on-demand content which will allow attendees and interested stakeholders in beef sustainability to build their own itinerary and engage with the event in an interactive way. Participants will be able to join at the most convenient time for them as the Live Sessions will be repeated with a Q&A session. To see the agenda for the conference, the list of speakers and to register please visit the event's page here.

Future of the EU Livestock - Online workshop

The European Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of the European Commission organize a half-day online workshop on 9 March  from 14:00 to 17:30 CET to present and discuss with stakeholders the study on the Future of EU livestock from Jean-Louis Peyraud (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) and Michael MacLeod (Scotland's Rural College).
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Communiqué of the 2021 Global Forum for Food and Agriculture:

GASL and LEAP are key research and technology-transfer cooperation networks for tackling food insecurity and climate change

On 22 January 2021, the 76 Ministers’ delegations participating in the  Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA), themed  “How to feed the world in times of pandemics and climate change?”, expressed on a communiqué their support to the role of  global cooperation to strengthen the sustainability of agri-food systems. As the world population grows and hunger and malnutrition persist, the communiqué focused on the need to significantly strengthen cross-sectoral, multilateral cooperation and solidarity for access to food, preservation of the planet and prevention of future pandemics. Read more

Event: SDG 2 and “building back better” - contributions of working livestock

Often small-scale farmers are still largely invisible in policy and programming and in international forums. Nevertheless,  global food security crucially relies on these forms of farming. 

In the occasion of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS 47): ‘SDG 2 and “building back better” - contributions of working livestock, the Brooke and the African Union Intra-African Bureau for Animal Resources (AUIBAR) organize a virtual event on 10 February, 2 – 3.30 pm (UK time), to discuss small-scale farmers’ key role.

The event will bring together experts from across the global civil society, multilateral organisztions and academia to critically examine the role of working livestock in food security through a gender lens, and make recommendations for policy and practice.  

Registration is free and open at  thebrooke.org/food-security-event.

Webinar series: Assessing resilience in the livestock sector - of what, to what and for whom?

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated livestock’s significant capacity for resilience in times of crisis. This  webinar aims at initiating the discussion of resilience within the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock focusing on the relationship between animal health and production, livelihoods, climate change and COVID-19.

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Webinar series: Animal welfare supporting sustainable production

The Animal Welfare  Action Network (AWAN) of GASL successfully concluded on 27 January a webinar about animal welfare importance in supporting sustainable production. With more than 550 registrations from all over the world, the virtual event brought together technical experts representing different parts of the society, including the public sector, academia and research and non-governmental organizations. Panelists from the European Commission, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the Chatham House institution and World Horse Welfare organization shared their knowledge in  keynote presentations and answered the attendees’ questions. The discussions provided important information on  animal welfare key role for current challenges in livestock production.

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The European Commission published a new study on the future of EU livestock and sustainability

A new study on EU livestock socioeconomic importance and environmental challenges has been published on 14 October 2020 by the European Commission. The study “Future of EU livestock: How to contribute to a sustainable agricultural sector” points to the benefits and drawbacks of livestock production within the Union. It particularly emphasizes the need for stronger actions to further reduce the sector’s negative impacts while ensuring its continuity. 

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Good Practices on SDG Implementation: Inspiring Examples to Drive Change

Join UN DESA on 2 December 2020 at 9:00 (EST) for the online event "Good Practices on SDG Implementation - Inspiring Examples to Drive Change."  The webinar will provide an opportunity to hear about exemplary SDG Good Practices, including their main achievements and how identified solutions could be scaled up to support the Decade of Action, including in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Antimicrobials in livestock: from scrutiny to action in low-income countries

The Livestock Antimicrobial Partnership (LAMP), an Action Network of GASL, hosted by SLU Global arranged on 17 November a webinar about antimicrobial use and resistance in the livestock sector in low-income countries. With more than 250 registrations from all over the world, the virtual event brought together technical experts from the World Bank, CGIAR, VSF, OIE, FAO and SLU to share their knowledge in six keynote presentations. The discussions provided an informed foundation for exploring ways towards a more medically rational and responsible use of antimicrobials in the livestock sector in low-income countries. 

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The Poultry Solution: Delivering More and Better Outcomes for Southern Africa Countries

On 24 November at 10:30 CET, join the Bold Actions for Food as a Force for Good session – The Poultry Solution: Delivering More and Better Outcomes for Southern Africa Countries, organized by the Bain & Company in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU). The discussion is part of the 2-day pre-UN Food Systems Summit 2021, an event building towards the Summit. 

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