- Workshop: Turning the Agenda into Concrete Action
- Workshop for the Focus Area “Restoring value to grasslands”
- Workshop for the Focus Area “Reduced discharge”
- Workshop for the Focus Area “Closing the efficiency gap”
- Interim Preparatory Committee Meetings
- Third Global Multi-Stakeholder Meeting: Nairobi
- Second Global Multi-Stakeholder Meeting: Phuket
- First Global Multi-Stakeholder Meeting: Brasilia
Workshop for the Focus Area “Closing the efficiency gap”
2- 4 April 2012, Rome, Italy
Growing demand for livestock products combined with dwindling natural resources is likely to increase market volatility and production costs in the long run. The livestock sector can address these challenges and, at the same time, deliver environmental benefits by improving resource use efficiency. Although the technological frontier continues to expand at the margin, the bulk of
producers often apply very inefficient practices.
In the focus area Closing the efficiency gap in natural resource use, we argue that using available technology to close the gap, between attainable and
actual efficiency rates, will bring larger environmental, economic and social gains than incremental advances at the technological frontier.
The objective of the workshop is to clarify the following:
- W hat is the efficiency gap?
- a. How do we define natural resource use efficiency?
- b. How do we measure natural resource use efficiency?
- W here are the efficiency gaps and how can they be closed?
- a. Where are the largest efficiency gaps?
- b. Where should we target actions and why?
- c. What is required to narrow the gaps?
- Institutional goals
- a. Who and what else do we need to get on board in this focus area?
- b. How could the Global Agenda of Action be best positioned to add value to ongoing and past activities?
- The Workshop – An introduction
- The livestock sector
- Why focus on natural resource use efficiency?
- Resource use in efficiency in livestock farming, how to measure improvements?
- How to detect and quantify inefficient use of nutrients in livestock systems?
- Life cycle assessment
- Environmental efficiencies & sustainable animal productions
- Livestock productivity and the global performance gap
- Livestock productivity, global land use and climate change
- Yield gaps and natural resource use efficiency
- Opportunities and limitations of by-product based feeding systems to increase efficiencies of livestock production
- Feed sector perspectives
- Dairy sector perspectives
- Beef sector perspectives
- Pig sector perspectives