Investing in Sustainable Livestock

4-5 June 2014, Fribourg, Switzerland

As the world unites around a new and ambitious post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, an Investing in Sustainable Livestock roundtable in Switzerland brought together livestock sector thought-leaders, decision-makers, and investors to discuss the multiple social, environmental, and health aspects of livestock sector development, and to ensure that they are addressed effectively in current and future sector investments.

The Investors’ Roundtable was facilitated by the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, and integrated perspectives across scales and actors, focusing on incentives for investment in livestock sector practice change. The specific objectives of the Roundtable were to:

  • Increase the shared understanding on livestock sector development issues;
  • Develop consensus on the path towards sustainable food security;
  • Work towards policy and operational coherence;
  • Explore how investments might be aligned with sustainable livestock sector development objectives

The meeting was led and facilitated by Professor Brian Perry, a Kenya-based development scientist who holds professorships at the Universities of Edinburgh, Oxford and Pretoria.