GAA engages in dialogue with Civil Society

The Global Agenda of Action towards sustainable livestock sector development is organising two dialogues with Civil Society. The first one will take place in Ahmedabad in India from 27-29 September where it is hosted by MARAG; the second one will be organised together with UNEP and WISP and be held in Nairobi from 9-13 December. It is great that pastoralists are finally being heard and involved in policy processes – hopefully this will become standard practice at national levels as well!

Next meeting of the GAA coming up soon.

The 4th meeting of the Multi-Stakeholder Platform of the Global Agenda of Action towards Sustainable Livestock Sector Development (GAA) will be held in Ottawa from 15-17 October 2013. The Agenda “brings together actors committed to sustainable livestock sector development and seeks to catalyze and guide the continuous improvement of livestock sector practices towards more efficient use of natural resources.” All interested stakeholders are invited to attend. More information is available at www.livestockdialogue.org/

Side-event on the GAA during the CoAG on 17th June

A side-event introducing the Global Agenda of Action towards sustainable livestock sector development (GAA) will be held on the 17th June from 13:00-14:30 in the Iran Room of FAO headquarters in Rome. The programme includes a panel discussion by international stakeholders. There will be webcast of the event at http://www.fao.org/webcast/.

Seminar “Towards Green and Equitable Livestock Development in India” on 13th April in Hyderabad

Together with WOTR and Lokhit Pashu-Palak Sansthan, LPP will be organising a one-day Seminar entitled “Towards Green and Equitable Livestock Development in India” on 13th April in Hyderabad. The main purpose of the seminar is to share the results of the “Ark-Project” and to provide an update on the participation of livestock keepers in the “Third Multistakeholder Platform towards sustainable livestock sector development“. The programme is available here.

Towards Green and Equitable Livestock Development in India

LIFE Network Seminar

13th April, 2013 in Hyderabad

Programme

9:00Welcome and Opening of the SeminarDayalibai Raika, LPPS
9.15Setting the Scene: Film “Friends of the Earth”By Moving Images, LPP, LPPS
9.30Benefits of Biodiversity Based Livestock Keeping: The results of the “Ark-Project”Kamal Kishore
10.30Coffee/ Tea break
11.00The Dutch Experience with livestock production: Lessons learntDr. Katrien van’t Hooft
11.30Livestock keepers and the FAO’s Global Agenda of Action towards sustainable livestock sector development (GAA): An updateDr. Ilse Köhler-Rollefson
12.00Comments on GAA experience in NairobiNilkanth Mamma, Kamal Kishore,Karthikeya Sivasenapathy
12.15Questions and discussionAll
13:00Lunch
14.30Pigs – the Protein Pot of the PoorFilm by Dr. Balaram Sahu
14.45Experiences with organic livestock productionProf. Kandasamy
15.00Introducing India’s National Action Plan on Animal genetic ResourcesDr. Sadana
15.30DiscussionAll
16.00Tea Break
16.30Summary and CommentsDr. Rangnekar

Supported by Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and Misereor