Ram-bearer, Cypriot, 6th century BC,
said to be from the temple of Apollo Hylates at Kourion
(photographed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City).
United Nations High-Level Forum on Sustainable Development
The Role of Livestock in Achieving the SDGs
Friday, 14 July, 2017
Institute of International Education (IIE)
Kaufman Conference Room
Opening remarks by Jimmy Smith
director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)
Why livestock are essential for Agenda 2030
Because of livestock’s central contributions to both individual livelihoods and national development, we’re not going to end world poverty (SDG1) if we undervalue the major roles livestock play in the economies of developing countries and their peoples.
In low- and middle-income countries, up to three-quarters of a billion of the poorest people rely on small-scale livestock farming and products to make a living.
Such small-scale livestock production contributes…
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