GASL at the 5th Annual Asian Regional Dairy Meeting, China

Henk Jan Ormel of FAO represented the Chair of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) in the 5th Annual Asian Regional Dairy Meeting on 30 and 31 July in Yinchuan, China, an event organized by GASL partner 'the Global Dairy Platform (GDP)' of the private sector cluster. The event was co-hosted by the Mengniu Dairy (Group) Co. Ltd. Full presentation.

Brief review on the MSP Meeting 2018 in the Mongolian countryside

The 8th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock successfully looks back on a week of lively discussions, exciting lectures, cultural insights into nomadic life in Mongolia and progressive inputs for GASL's future. The echo in the media is still resonating. More information and articles.

8th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting in Mongolia

The 8th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting in Ulaanbaatar has started (11-15 June 2018). The theme 'livestock on the move' is inspired by the location where mobile livestock keeping is very important. All information and updates are available here and on Twitter #LivestockAgenda.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation becomes a member of the Global Agenda

The Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock is growing: We officially welcome the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as a new member. More information here.

World Horse Welfare joins the Global Agenda

World Horse Welfare is an international NGO that has been improving the lives of horses, ponies, donkeys and mules for 90 years through capacity building, policy influence and front line work with equine-owning communities in need. More information about this new member can be found here.

Animal welfare and the SDGs – do you have the solution?

Do you work on livestock welfare or sustainable development? Do your projects show how animal health and welfare can contribute to delivering the sustainable development goals? If so, The Global Agenda needs to hear from you! To kick off 2018, the Global Agenda’s new Animal Welfare Action Network is looking to develop, with you, case studies of good practice solutions. Whether you are a member of the Global Agenda or not, please get in touch. This is a great chance to get global visibility for your work and inspire others. More information can be found here.

The Global Agenda welcomes Brazil as a new partner in South America

With the idea to contribute and share technologies and studies in favor of sustainable livestock, Dr. Mauricio Lopes, President of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa), signed the consensus document to join the Global Agenda last 3 November [read more]

Swissgenetics, a farmers’ cooperative for sustainable cattle breeding, joins the Global Agenda

Sustainable cattle production and intensification begins with the choice of bovine semen. As a global Swiss cattle breeding initiative, it supports farmers’ efforts to develop efficient breeding stock, whether they are focused on dairy, beef or dual purpose cattle [read more]

Tropical forages are central to smallholder sustainable livestock production in the tropics

We are happy to announce that the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) joined the Global Agenda after the Addis Ababa MSP meeting. CIAT’s Tropical Forages Program has shown that smallholder livestock production in the tropics can be sustainable, profitable and climate-smart. This is based on decades of research by CIAT and its partners to breed and select nutritious, resilient forages, and test them in innovative farming systems [read more]

GASL Action Network Dairy Asia calls for entries: The Dairy Asia Sustainability Award

The Dairy Asia Sustainability Award intents to recognize success stories of practice change from Asia and the Pacific region that make dairy systems more sustainable, both on- and off- farm. This is an excellent opportunity to give visibility to great success stories of practice change and to inform and inspire others. [Read more]

Sustainable and enduring livestock production systems and interfaces between animal and human health, agriculture and environment are central to our new partner Anthra

ANTHRA, a member of the Life Network, joined the Global Agenda during our Addis Ababa MSP meeting. It was founded in 1992 by a team of women veterinarians to reach out, connect, and address the problems faced by communities who reared animals, particularly small farmers and peasants, pastoralists, adivasis, dalits, women and others who remained hidden from the gaze of mainstream development. [Read more]


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