The Role of Livestock in Sustainable Agriculture
The Role of Livestock in Sustainable Agriculture; Delivering for People, Animals and Planet
This multi-stakeholder side event will discuss and explore how livestock can best support food security and nutrition, and the wider wellbeing of humans and the environment. Emphasis will be given to the needs of the most food-insecure people and places; and also those who support the basis of food production in the most vulnerable situations, such as pastoralists, women and small-scale family farmers.
Livestock, reared for food and as working animals, support billions of people all over the world, particularly subsistence smallholders and the urban poor, providing a wide range of essential services when integrated into land-based farming systems.
As we review the role of livestock in food security and nutrition, we ask how we can develop farming that is effective in feeding food-insecure people sustainably, and how we can best care for livestock so that they can help the most vulnerable people thrive.
Panellists will provide insight into the priorities of poor livestock keepers, seeking to present a fuller understanding of the role of livestock in supporting food security, nutrition, and livelihoods, including their role in food production value chains and the true cost of food.
Food, sparkling wine and other refreshments provided.
Interpretation provided in English and French.
Non CFS Delegates should RSVP by 1st October so that building passes can be arranged.