It is time that working horses, donkeys and mules received the recognition that they deserve. Without it, decision-makers cannot fully claim they are listening to the 500 million smallholder farmers that feed and secure livelihoods for some of the poorest communities around the world.
A multi-stakeholder consultation on the future of livestock in Kenya was co-hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation (MALFI), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), ILRI and the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) at the ILRI Nairobi campus on 21 March 2019.
Siboniso Moyo, the representative in Ethiopia of Jimmy Smith, the director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), made the following remarks at an event in Mojo, Ethiopia, to celebrate World Food Day today.
Important sources of meat, milk, traction and manure across Africa, cattle will become even more significant as demand for meat and milk is expected to more than double in sub-Saharan Africa from 2000 to 2030.
The implementation of effective mitigation strategies relies on accurate GHG emission data. But what if the underlying assumptions upon which these GHG emission estimates are based are inaccurate?
With growing food demand, the adoption of crop and livestock technologies and more efficient markets offer opportunities to enhance agricultural production, food security and resilience in rural Zimbabwe.
Fritz Schneider, chair of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), gave a short overview of livestock and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals at GFFA.