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Sustainable livestock

  1. 1. Sustainable livestock. For People, for the Planet Jeroen Dijkman, FAO
  2. 2. AGENDA SCOPE & FOCUS What? http://youtu.be/3NmL8DjMOXQ INTRODUCING THE AGENDA
  3. 3. What is the Agenda ? GLOBAL AGENDA OF ACTION IN SUPPORT OF SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK SECTOR DEVELOPMENT o The planet as a resource, as a home, as a common future o Public good nature of the environmental and social challenges o Global economic integration of the sector o Local action/global impact
  4. 4. What is the Agenda ? GLOBAL AGENDA OF ACTION IN SUPPORT OF SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK SECTOR DEVELOPMENT A list of things to do (for all stakeholders) o Improve resource use o Continuous change o Carried by a joint vision
  5. 5. What is the Agenda ? GLOBAL AGENDA OF ACTION IN SUPPORT OF SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK SECTOR DEVELOPMENT o Practice change (do things differently) o Requires knowledge and incentives o Leads to innovation and investment
  6. 6. What is the Agenda ? GLOBAL AGENDA OF ACTION IN SUPPORT OF SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK SECTOR DEVELOPMENT o Publicsector:supportpolicies,researchandinvestment;advocacy andawarenessbuilding o Privatesector:Innovationandinvestment;appliedknowledge; guidelines;linkstomarket o Civilsociety/NGO:advocacyandawarenessbuilding;linksto marginalizedsectoractors o Academia:Researchandanalysisfortechnicalandinstitutional innovation;methodologies o Inter-governmentalorganizations:coordinationandbrokering; supportanalysisandinvestments;capacitydevelopment
  7. 7. What is the Agenda ? GLOBAL AGENDA OF ACTION IN SUPPORT OF SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK SECTOR DEVELOPMENT o Sustainability: not a state but a continuous process of improvement o Livestock: Terrestrial and kept for food domesticated species o Sector approach: considering the diversity of production systems, involving the sector stakeholders o Development: improved resource use to support livelihoods, long-term food security and economic development
  8. 8. AGENDA PROCESS How?
  9. 9. Developments so far o Consultation process started in 2010 (FAO COAG) Dialogue group: voluntary, improve sector performance o The Brasilia consensus First Multi-stakeholder platform meeting, May 2011 Endorsement of the Agenda’s nature o The Phuket Roadmap Second Multi-stakeholder platform meeting, December 2011 Endorsement of the Agenda’s focus o Interim Preparatory Committee meetings 2012: Endorsement of the Agenda’s functions o COAG endorsement of the Agenda: Rome, May 2012 o Focus Area Workshops, Rome, Seoul and Brasilia, Spring 2012 o Workshop Turning the Agenda into concrete actions o Rome, September 2012 o The Agenda Consensus Third multi-stakeholder platform meeting, Nairobi, January 2013
  10. 10. A CONSENSUS
  11. 11. Achievements so far Consensus on : o The objective: Continuous improvement of livestock sector’s resource use efficiency o The nature of the Agenda o Three focus areas o The initial set up
  12. 12. Improve natural resource use efficiency o Despite higher resource costs, sector growth will continue o Huge performance gaps within systems/ species and across countries o Large potential for social, economic and environmental gains. o Technical solutions are available but policies need to be better aligned. o Safeguards: respect socially desirable outcomes (public health, animal genetic diversity, animal welfare…
  13. 13. Nature of the Agenda o Multi-stakeholder partnership o Open and voluntary o Inclusive and consensual o Direction of change o Knowledge based o Respect
  14. 14. Three focus areas o Closing the efficiency gap Application of existing technologies (through public- private and other forms of partnership) o Restoring value to grassland Better management of grazing land for C sequestration, protection of water and biodiversity, enhanced productivity and livelihoods (financial and institutional innovations) o Towards Zero discharge Recovering and recycling nutrients and energy from manure (planning tools and regulatory and incentive frameworks)
  15. 15. Functions of the partnership o Consult & Network To build consensus and share knowledge on technology, best practices, policies and institutional environments. o Analyze & Inform To better understand resource use issues, to develop harmonized methods to measure resource use efficiency and to identify entry points for improvements. o Guide & Pilot To provide strategic guidance on innovation and investments and to catalyze resource use efficient practices at scale.
  16. 16. Initial set up o Open Multi-Stakeholder Platform for consensus building on priority issues and actions o Guiding Group for overall direction, communication and stakeholder connection - only for signatories of the consensus o Focus Area groups to implement the partnership joint work programs (assessments and tools)- only for signatories of the consensus o Support Group(s) For coordination and consensus building, assistance and guidance, support to Focus Area groups and formation of ad hoc expert teams, communication strategy.
  17. 17. LATEST AGENDA DEVELOPMENTS
  18. 18. Latest developments o Multi-Stakeholder Action for Sustainable Livestock. Side- event held during FAO conference on 17 June o Consolidation of focus area groups, work programmes and designation of Guiding Group representatives. First meeting of Guiding Group held on 17/18 June in FAO, Rome o Mobilization, communication and additional funding. Consensus signing progressing (http://www.livestockdialogue.org/partners/en/) - various donor negotiations ongoing o Scoping activities underway. Including FA workshops between June-August 2013 o Next MSP meeting in early October 2013 (Ottawa, Canada). Including evaluation and possible refinements of the initial set up, and presentation of new implementation modalities
  19. 19. thank you jeroen.dijkman@fao.org

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