Three publications from CATIE on silvopastoral systems in Costa Rica are available online

13-07-2021

Permanence of PES and the role of social context in the Regional Integrated Silvo-pastoral Ecosystem Management Project in Costa Rica. 

Measured ammonia emissions from tropical and subtropical pastures: A comparison with 2006 IPCC, 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC, and EMEP/EEA (European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme and European Environmental Agency) inventory estimates. 

Marginal Abatement Cost Curves for Latin American dairy production: A Costa Rica case study. [Read more]

UN FSS pre summit program and sessions

01-07-2021 - The Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit will take place in Rome from 26 to 28 July 2021. The event will bring together youth, farmers, indigenous peoples, civil society, researchers, private sector, policy leaders and ministers of agriculture, environment, health, nutrition and finance, among other participants. This year the event will take a hybrid format with in-person components complemented by virtual programmes and platforms. [Read more]

Livestock pathways to 2030: One Health Briefs

30-04-2021 - The International Livestock Research Institute is pleased to announce the launching of a series of briefs on One Health which aim to highlight the benefits of the One Health approach for improving sustainable livestock production and strengthening livelihoods and improve our understanding of the complex linkages between the wider environment, animal, and human health.

One Health approaches work across sectors and scales for better health outcomes for people, animals, and the environment. It recognizes the interconnections between all three.

The series of seven key messages and more than 20 practical action areas provide governments, investors, experts in One Health and policymakers options to invest in better health and improved food systems. The interventions emphasize the need to move to actions that are adaptive and flexible in local contexts.

You can view the briefs here

Silvopastoral systems: Regional approaches and opportunities for adaptation and resilience

23 April 2021- The next Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock ‘s Action Network webinar will present silvopastoral systems and their potential to improve adaptation and resilience of the livestock sector. Based on the importance of addressing resilience in the livestock sector, the Global Network on Silvopastoral Systems’ event will provide an overview of the situation and potential of silvopastoral systems in different parts of the world, with particular emphasis on their capacity to increase adaptation and resilience. The webinar will feature different silvopastoral approaches developed by leader institutions. Read more.

Dialogue Grazing Livestock: Building Sustainable Protein Supply Chains

08-04-2021 - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Nature Conservancy Canada (NCC) are organizing a  virtual conversation entitled Grazing Livestock: Building Sustainable Protein Supply Chains in anticipation of the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). This dialogue will explore grazing livestock and its role in building a sustainable protein supply chain. The event is intended to bring together a diverse set of stakeholders for a bold, solutions-oriented discussion for nutritious and sustainable diets, explore best practices and challenge attendees to answer what’s next, what’s missing, how we can do better. The virtual room will host producers, academics, NGOs, policy makers and civil society to push the boundaries and contribute to the UN’s overarching goal of improving the food system. CCA and NCC’s dialogue will be performed in three parts across three days:

  • Session 1: Grazing Animals: Nature-Based Solutions for Sustainable Production on Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 from 1-3pm EST 
  • Session 2: Grazing Animals and Sustainable Consumption on Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 from 1-3pm EST 
  • Session 3: Nature Meets Nutrition: Grazing Animals and Sustainable Diets  on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 from 1-3pm EST.

The dialogue is posted on the UNFSS landing page and can be found here.

Register for Annual Conference: Exploring Sustainability in Animal Agriculture

08-04-2021 - The National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) is happy to announce its annual conference themed “Exploring Sustainability in Animal Agriculture”. The conference will convene on  April 21-April 23, 2021 and provide the opportunity to engage with key visionary leaders and panellists to explore their insights and expertise on economic, environmental and social issues related to animal agriculture.
Review the full agenda, speaker lineup and register for the annual conference here.

Two interesting presentations on livestock and sustainability

31-03-2021 - Recent presentations from Dr. Jude Capper for the NFU East Midlands Livestock Board and Mid-Staffs NFU meeting are available online. The presentations highlight important information on sustainability and livestock production and are accessible here: 

  • “How do we sustain cattle industry sustainability?” NFU East Midlands Livestock Board; March 25th, 2021.  Click here for presentation as a PDF.  DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.36729.80489
  • “Livestock sustainability – how do we maintain, improve and communicate it?” Mid-Staffs NFU meeting; January 20th, 2021.  Click here for presentation as a PDF.  DOI:  10.13140/RG.2.2.20482.30403

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