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

17 February 2021, 17:00 CET

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.  

Based on the importance of  addressing resilience in the livestock sector, especially during challenging times, the Action Network Closing the Efficiency Gap is happy to  organize an important discussion within the GASL community to identify the main parameters and a common approach to the topic of resilience in livestock, with a special focus on ruminants. The webinar will feature expert panellists that will be debating on actors, common components and disturbances of resilience. 

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Welcome address and introduction of the speakers

Mr Rogerio Mauricio, CEG coordinator


Key-note speaker

Ms Jennifer Hodbod, Michigan State University, Assist. Professor, Board Member of the Resilience Alliance



Cases studies

Resilience in pastoral systems

Mr Pablo Manzano, Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science, Finland


Resilience in agropastoral systems

Ms Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development, India 


Resilience in silvopastoral systems 

Mr Antonio Solarte, CIPAV, Center for Research in Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems, Colombia


Resilience in the beef sector 

Mr Ruaraidh Petre, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, New Zealand


Resilience in the dairy sector

Mr Brian Lindsay, Dairy Sustainability Framework, USA


Panel Discussion 

Moderator:  Mr Rogerio Mauricio, CEG coordinator



Final remarks 

Mr Rogerio Mauricio, CEG coordinator