Achieving multiple benefits through livestock-based solutions

The 7th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership meeting provided an opportunity to reflect on the initiatives that have been undertaken, highlighted the lessons that may be applied to successful sustainable livestock development, to clarify the tools that can be used to assess the sectors’ multiple benefits and to identify those areas that still require further work.
It was organised to reinforce the unique roles of the Global Agenda in bringing together different types of stakeholders to explore tools and models to measure sustainability in the livestock sector, to consider lessons from diverse examples at global, regional and local level and to see on the ground examples of livestock-based solutions applied in Ethiopia. 
A policy forum engaged ministers and other high-level actors from across the African continent while a sharefair provided opportunities for all participants to dive deeper into a wide range of different initiatives.

Objectives were

  • Share and discuss progress made in the development of tools and models to monitor sustainable livestock sector development
  • Articulate the lessons from successful examples of practise change towards sustainable livestock systems
  • Identify opportunities and challenges that GASL and its members can take to ensure multiple benefits accrue from sustainable livestock development

More information

The meeting comprised a mix of plenary and interactive sessions, learning tours, a sharefair and opportunities to join one of several special interest cluster and action network meetings. Background information and a summary of the program are available. Results and visual materials are posted in the side bar on the right. Short videos interviews with reflections of the participants will be made available successively in the coming months.

Follow the continued discussions on twitter using the hashtag #SustLivestock.