Livestock Keepers’ Rights online discussion

Livestock Keepers’ Rights: An important concept for food security?
Online discussion on the FSN Forum and on the Community of Practice for Pro-poor Livestock Development, from 8 March 2010

Do we pursue global food security better by supporting smallholder farmers, agro-pastoralists and pastoralists or commercial producers?

How can we make sure Livestock Keepers rights become a general broadly accepted principle?

The Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition and the Community of Practice for Pro-poor Livestock Development invite interested parties to discuss these and other questions related to the future of Livestock keepers.
The topic is raised by Ilse Koehler Rollefson from the League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development. Among the participants will be Antonio Rota from IFAD, Walter Mwasa from CARE International and livestock experts from FAO.
Results of the debate will help with advocacy work and in preparation for the Convention on Biological Diversity 2010 at Nagoya. The main outcomes of the discussion will also be presented at the InterAgency Donor Livestock Group (IADG) Annual Meeting which will be hosted by IFAD in May 2010.
To join the discussion please register on the FSN Forum (register online at: or on the CoP-PPLD website (
Contributions can be made in English, French or Spanish.
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