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LivestockNet: Swiss Network for Livestock in Development


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Presentation from the Livestock Inter-Agency Donor Group (IADG) Meeting 2010. 4-5 May 2010 Italy, Rome IFAD Headquarters.

The event involved approximately 45 representatives from the international partner agencies to discuss critical needs for livestock development and research issues for the coming decade.

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LivestockNet: Swiss Network for Livestock in Development

  1. 1. LivestockNetSwiss Network for Livestock in Development IADG meeting IFAD, Rome 4. & 5. May 2010
  2. 2. LivestockNet is a Swiss network of university, private sector, NGO and government stakeholders working in livestock and development Overall goalto strengthen the Swiss position in livestock and development within the global context andto improve planning and implementation of Swiss funded and supported livestock development initiative
  3. 3. Objectives of LivestockNet are to:enhance exchange of information between themembersdiscuss issues of common interestcatalyse work in thematic focus groupslink global and regional initiatives with livestock-related activities at the local level
  4. 4. (cont.) Objectives of LivestockNet are to: enhance the interest and the position of Swiss actors and their initiatives in livestock and development become a sounding board and provide support for decision-making through advice, reference and links to other networks and institutions within and outside Switzerland play an advocacy role and provide advice on policies, strategies, regulations
  5. 5. Mode of operationThe network is a formal group of interestedprofessionals, organised as an association withinstitutions and individuals as membersRegular meetings of members and boardWorking with a modest budget; funds frommembership feesMandate- & contract-related programme discussionsnot on the agenda
  6. 6. LivestockNet membersCentre for Development and Environment (CDE)Intercooperation (IC)North-South Centre, ETH ZurichResearch Institute of Organic Agriculture (FIBL)Swiss College of Agriculture (SHL)Swiss Federal Veterinary Office (SFVO)SwissgeneticsSwiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)Vetsuisse School Bern/Zurich