French Federation of Livestock Producers Joins Global Agenda

Move stands to inspire other breeders to join political dialogue

France’s Confédération Nationale de l’Elevage (CNE)  became the first producer federation to formalize relations as both a member and a donor to the Global Agenda at an event on 27 February at the Salon de l'Agriculture in Paris.

The event was attended by representatives of the French Ministries of Environment and Foreign Affairs, several agricultural organizations, scientists, and media from the agricultural and general press .

It involved the presentation of several French initiatives on livestock sustainability, the Global Agenda partnership by Chair Fritz Schneider and other related guidelines such as LEAP’s. The event concluded with the signing of the Global Agenda Consensus Document by CNE President Jean-Pierre Fleury, who referred to the innovative strategic steps CNE is taking to guide livestock farmers to foster sustainable livestock development in their production units. The signing was witnessed by CNE Director Thierry RAPIN, and several other CNE partners.

FAO Director of Animal Production and Health Division Berhe Tekola noted that the move stands to inspire similar steps among farmers in other member countries.