BecA-ILRI Hub CezarieMukabanda, Dairy farmer, Bishweshwe village, Rwamagana district in the Eastern Province, Rwanda

Sustainable livestock production as a solution for climate, health, nutrition and livelihoods

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    03:00 pm > 04:30 pm
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October 13 at 3.00-4.30pm CET

Organized by the Livestock Systems Group of the CGIAR as part of the FAO Science and Innovation Forum


The climate change imperative requires livestock sector stakeholders to better coordinate their work to not only adapt practices to changing climate, but also demonstrate how livestock systems can address a myriad of development issues such as poverty, food and nutrition insecurity and increased risks of zoonotic disease transmission.

Addressing one aspect of sustainable livestock production, such as genetics or feeding practices, can have benefits with other outcomes such as animal and human health or climate resilience. This requires linked technological, social and institutional innovations to achieve change. Likewise, trade-offs and synergies will arise between different domains of sustainability.

This session brings together scientists, private sector actors and other decision makers to discuss these questions and how CGIAR’s new livestock research agenda is working with partners to address food systems transformation. The presentations on the proven innovations and discussions around how to go to scale can help motivate national actors and development partners to take action on implementing these solutions.

To join, register here.


Welcome and importance of livestock systems in CGIAR
Framing presentation on role of livestock and its multi problem solving power
Sustainable livestock innovations
1. Integrated approach for dairy development in Kenya – James Rao, ILRI
2. Smart interventions for small ruminants – ICARDA
3. Anti-microbial resistance – Arshanee Moodley
Panel discussion