Cooperating with the future: Towards multiplying the multiple benefits of sustainable livestock

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Henning Steinfeld, of FAO, gives the keynote at GASL

Henning Steinfeld, of FAO, gave the keynote presentation at the 7th Multi-stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 8 May 2017, at the Hilton Hotel (photo credit: ILRI/Susan MacMillan).

Yesterday, 8 May 2017, Henning Steinfeld delivered a keynote presentation—Multiple Benefits from Sustainable Livestock—to some 300 participants on the first of a five-day 7th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock.

Steinfeld is an agricultural economist who did his doctoral work at the Technical University of Berlin (now Humboldt University) on the subject of livestock development in mixed farming systems. He started his career as an agricultural extension worker in northern Ghana before going on to conduct farming systems research here in Ethiopia as well as in Zimbabwe. He joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as a statistician in 1990, from where he quickly…

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Concrete solutions underline centrality of livestock to sustainable development

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7th Multi-stakeholder Partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock 7th Multi-stakeholder Partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock

Hundreds of global livestock stakeholders gather to strengthen the role of livestock in supporting livelihoods, producing safe food and protecting the environment

Today, the 7th multi-stakeholder partnership meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock brings together more than 250 livestock specialists from over 50 countries to demonstrate the positive contribution of livestock to the lives and wellbeing of hundreds of millions of people on the planet, and foster the sustainable development of this rapidly-growing sector.

Driven by population and economic growth, particularly in low–middle income economies, the demand for livestock products is expected to increase by about 70% in the coming 30 years. Whilst the livestock sector contributes to society in so many ways–including to food and nutrition security—it can also pose challenges to the environment and human health. This astronomical demand presents opportunities for the livestock sector…

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Give women a chance to slash global hunger with small-scale gardening (Willem Van Cotthem)

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SMALLHOLDERS, RURAL PRODUCERS KEY TO SLASHING GLOBAL HUNGER AND POVERTY – BAN (UNNews)

Please pay attention to the following parts of Mr. BAN KI-MOON’s statement :

(1) Smallholders and rural producers have a vital role to play in overcoming global hunger and poverty, and new and varied partnerships are needed, with particular emphasis on the interests of women.

(2) The growing international recognition of the role of agriculture and rural development in poverty reduction is helping to build the Global Partnership for Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition.

(3) Despite the hardships of the global recession, last year saw an upturn in investment in agriculture, along with promises from world leaders of large additional increases over the next three years.

(4) We need to continue creating diverse and innovative partnerships that can help people and communities achieve greater productivity, nutritional health…

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SMALLHOLDERS, RURAL PRODUCERS KEY TO SLASHING GLOBAL HUNGER AND POVERTY (UNNews)

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SMALLHOLDERS, RURAL PRODUCERS KEY TO SLASHING GLOBAL HUNGER AND POVERTY – BAN

New York, Feb 17 2010  1:05PM

Smallholders and rural producers have a vital role to play in overcoming global hunger and poverty, and new and varied partnerships are needed, with particular emphasis on the interests of women, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

“With more than 1 billion people now suffering from hunger, the highest number in human history, there is simply no time to lose,” he told the International Fund for Agricultural Development (<“http://www.ifad.org/events/gc/33/panels/index.htm”>IFAD), a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating poverty in the rural areas of developing countries where 75 per cent of the world’s poorest – or some 1.05 billion people – live.

“The growing international recognition of the role of agriculture and rural development in poverty reduction is helping to build the Global Partnership for Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition,”…

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FOOD SECURITY BY SACK GARDENING IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS, BUT ALSO IN REFUGEE CAMPS (Willem Van Cotthem)

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INTRODUCING SACKS GARDENING TO COMBAT HUNGER AND POVERTY

Smallholders and rural producers have a vital role to play in overcoming global hunger and poverty, and new and varied partnerships are needed, with particular emphasis on the interests of women, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on February 17th, 2010.  He also confirmed that the growing international recognition of the role of agriculture and rural development in poverty reduction is helping to build the Global Partnership for Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition.

Despite the hardships of the global recession, last year saw an upturn in investment in agriculture, along with promises from world leaders of large additional increases over the next three years, he said, thereby underscoring that “we need to continue creating diverse and innovative partnerships that can help people and communities achieve greater productivity, nutritional health and self-reliance. In this respect we must give pre-eminence to the interests…

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Small-scale gardening to combat desertification (Willem Van Cotthem)

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Small-scale gardening to combat desertification and alleviate hunger and poverty

For years we have been promoting family gardens (kitchen gardens) and school gardens in the debate on combating desertification, alleviation of hunger and poverty.  We have always insisted on the fact that development aid should concentrate on initiatives to boost food security through small-scale family gardens instead of international food aid on which the most of the recipients remain totally dependent. Since the early nineties it was shown that developing countries with community gardens in rural villages, family gardens and school gardens, where people and children are able to grow their own produce, are better off than those who received food from aid organizations at regular intervals.

Locally produced fresh vegetables and fruits play an important role in the daily diet of all those hungry people in the drylands.  Take for instance the possibility of having a daily portion of…

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Urban farming against hunger (FAO)

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Safe, fresh food for city dwellers

1 February 2007, Rome – The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has opened a new front in its battle against hunger and malnutrition – in the world’s cities where most of global population growth is set to take place over the next decades. “Urban agriculture” may seem a contradiction, but that is what FAO is supporting as one element in urban food supply systems in response to the surging size of the cities of the developing world – and to their fast-advancing slums – according to Alison Hodder, senior horticulturist with the Crop and Grassland Service. This year will be the first time in history that the world’s urban population – more than three billion people – exceeds the number of those living in rural areas. Currently, one third of city dwellers, one billion people, live in…

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