An international Conference About The Future of Livestock Keeping

6th -7th September 2012, Gustav Stresemann Institute Bonn, Germany

Thursday, 6th September

8:00 Registration and Coffee

Facilitation: Gudrun Henne, Viveka International

9:30 Opening by League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development,  LIFE Network, Endogenous Livestock Development Network

10:00 The future of livestock keeping: What’s at stake.
 Short introduction to the topic by Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, LPP

10:20 Opening Panel: Perspectives on the future of livestock keeping 
from around the world

  • Henning Steinfeld, FAO
  • Nitya Ghotge, ANTHRA, India
  • Nicolette Hahn-Niman, Niman Ranch, USA
  • Heinrich Trimborn, German Dairy Farmers Association, Germany
  • Maria Rosa Lanari, INTA, Argentina
  • Getachew Gebru, MARIL, Ethiopia

12:00 Introduction to Working Groups

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Parallel Working groups

WG 1: Are there feasible alternatives to industrial livestock production?
What is the scope and potential of small-scale livestock keeping,
incl. pastoralism, to contribute to global food security?
Short presentations by

  • Katrien van’t Hooft, TradiNova Livestock
  • Nancy Abeiderrahmane, Tiviski
  • Markus Arbenz, IFOAM
  • Kamal Kishore, Rained Livestock Network

Facilitator: Getachew Gebru, MARIL

WG 2: The pro-poor angle of livestock development: Do current policies really
help the poor? How could their poverty alleviating impact be improved?
Short presentations by:

  • Evelyn Mathias, LPP
  • Elizabeth Katushabe, PENHA Uganda
  • Nitya Ghotge, ANTHRA

Facilitator: Inge Barmentlo

WG 3 (in German): Wie müssen die politischen Rahmenbedingungen gestaltet
werden, um Familienbetrieben das Überleben zu ermöglichen?
Short presentations by

  • Günther Czerkus, Berufsschäfer
  • Romuald Schaber, BdM
  • Maria-Rosa Lanari, INTA

Facilitator: Andreas Bergmann

WG 4: International trade, livestock systems sustainability, public health
and animal welfare – are they compatible and how can these goals be better
Short presentations by

  • Nicolette Hahn-Niman, BN Ranch
  • Anita Idel
  • Lesley Lambert, World Society for the Protection of Animals
  • Ernesto Reyes, agri-benchmarking project
  • Karin Schwabenbauer, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
  • Henning Steinfeld, FAO

Facilitator: NN

WG 5: Biocultural Protocols and Approaches to Access and Benefit-Sharing for Animal Genetic Resources

Short presentations by

  • Abdul Raziq Kakar, SAVES
  • Dailibai Raika and Hanwant Singh Rathore, LPPS
  • Jacob Wanyama, LIFE Africa Trust

Facilitator: Irene Hoffmann, FAO

16:00 Coffee break

16:15 Continuation of Working groups until 18.00

20:00 Dinner

Friday, 7th September

9:00 Recommendations from the working groups

10:00 Concluding Panel: Putting livestock development on a sustainable path –
Comments on the Recommendations

  • Ulrike Höfken, Minister of Environment and Agriculture, Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Doris Lange, German Agricultural Research Alliance (DAFA)
  • Florence Morin, European Commission
  • Stefan Schmitz, German Ministry of Economic Cooperation
  • Karin Schwabenbauer, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
  • Henning Steinfeld, FAO

11.30 Summary and declaration

12:00 Closure

12:30 Lunch