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GASL stakeholder consultation report on COVID-19 and the livestock sector

Given the significance of the COVID-19 sanitary crisis and its potential to undermine the sustainable development of the livestock sector, GASL decided to conduct an open consultation among its stakeholders to get first-hand insights and testimonies regarding the consequences of the pandemic from a diversity of associations, organizations and singular respondents representing several regions of the world.

The consultation will serve GASL and its partners to understand and rethink priorities, as well as to enhance GASL’s support to sustainable livestock actions and mitigation measures in the coming years, under new global, regional and national circumstances. The added value of the multi-stakeholder partnership is of utmost importance to the report's effective presentation of society's sectors and its plurality of views, in addition to the insights of experts’ and governments’ officials.

Each contribution received is based on expert opinions and the information available at the time (April – May 2020). The consultation was based on three open questions sent via email to the GASL network, including GASL partners and other experts suggested by said partners.

The respondents addressed the following questions:

  1. Provide your name, occupation, affiliation and the region or country you will refer to.
  2. What are the main impacts of COVID-19 in the livestock sector in your region or country and what should be done to mitigate those impacts in the short and medium run?  
  3. What should be the role of the livestock sector in contributing to avoid a new sanitary crisis like the present one with COVID-19?

A total number of 79 responses were received from 39 countries in Africa, America, Asia, Europe, and Oceania, as well as some contributions which discussed the pandemic’s impact on the livestock sector from a global perspective.

The report intends to summarize the responses received per geographical region and highlight particular elements, derived from mitigation measures suggested by the contributors, relevant to policy implications, and to serve as an input document during the GASL Online MSP regional and global meetings that will take place from 31 August to 18 September 2020. 

You can download the report here.