Expert Panel Discussion 1: SDGs and the future of livestock – what are the expectations of international and national civil society?
Organiser: Bread for the World – Protestant Development Service, German Forum on Environment and Development, Heinrich Böll Stiftung, Misereor
Time: Thursday, 18 January 2018, 3:30 pm -5:30 pm
Location: CityCube Berlin, Level 3
Languages: English, German, Spanish
The High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) of FAO has published 2016 a report on livestock under the title: Sustainable Agricultural Development for Food Security and Nutrition What Roles for Livestock. Based on the report the CFS plenary passed a decision box with policy recommendations for implementation. The CFS is known for its focus on the rights based approach, especially the Right to Food is fundamental to its work. Also it allows for unique participation of civil society. Its decisions have to be considered of highest importance for the implementation of SDG 2 and other related SDGs.
Livestock production is also the principal emitter of greenhouse gases of agriculture (SDG 13). If meat demand increases as projected, the world’s agribusiness firms will attempt to boost meat output from the current 300 million tons to 480 million tons by 2050. Meat production will by then contribute more than half to global GHG emissions in a 1.5-degree scenario world with the subsequent negative effects as well on biodiversity, food security and poverty. Any step taken forward on livestock production will have to address this massive climate impact. What are the suggestions from a civil society perspective for reducing the climate foot print of livestock production how? How does this interrelate with decisions taken at the CFS of FAO?
For civil society which is the key new information and the key lessons learned from livestock report of CFS? What are from a civil society perspective the key decisions taken by the CFS regarding livestock? Are there processes of implementation for the taken decisions? If not, where to initiate them? What are the specific demands of livestock keeping nomads?
The global intensive and industrial livestock production is impossible without global trade of feed especially soy. What are the consequences of this production model for people and nature in the so called “Soy Republic” Paraguay? What are the demands of the Paraguayan civil society towards sustainable and responsible livestock production?
How do German farmers want to change their way of livestock production in order to reach the goals of sustainability and responsibility? What are their demands towards German and European agricultural policy?
After short thematic inputs covering the raised questions there will be a panel discussion on how can these different processes be linked and what are common demands towards political decision makers. The discussion will also be opened for the audience.
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Bread for the World, Germany
Managing director of Society for International Development (SID),
Maria Teresa Alvarez
World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous People,
Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP),
Fatima Aparecida Garcia de Moura
Federação de Órgãos para Assistência Social e Educacional – FASE, Brasilien,
Betrieb Stolze Kuh
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference that focuses on central questions concerning the future of the global agri-food industry. It gives representatives from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society an opportunity to share ideas and enhance understanding on a selected topic of current agricultural policy.