Pastoralist networks and support organisations publish policy brief at the launch of the SLA

The third multi-stakeholder platform for a sustainable livestock agenda (SLA) will meet in Nairobi from 22-24th January. Together with several other networks and organisations that support pastoralism and sustainable livestock development, including IIED, LIFE Network, WAMIP (World Association of Mobile Indigenous People), ELD, Rainfed Livestock Network and CELEP, LPP brought out a policy brief entitled “Capitalizing on pastoralism to feed people and achieve livestock sector sustainability”. It suggests  supporting pastoralism (eco-extensification”) as an alternative model to the mainstream concept of “sustainable intensification” to improving livestock sector sustainability.

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  1. eq. Several of these mitigation options also have adaptive benefits, such as growing agroforestry species that can sequester carbon, which can also provide high-quality dietary supplements for cattle. Such carbon payments could represent a relatively large amount of potential income for resource-poor livestock keepers in the tropics. In the more intensive systems, progress could be made in mitigating GHG emissions from the livestock sector via increases in the efficiency of production using available technology, for the most part, and this may involve some shifting towards monogastric species.

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