Join this global discussion, supported by GRA member countries and partners, on 10 November 2021 from 13:15 GMT.
Livestock systems play a crucial role in reaching global sustainable development goals. Organised by the governments of the Netherlands, New Zealand, Colombia and Kenya, the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Wageningen University and Research (WUR), this side event is intended to highlight practical solutions to support a climate-neutral, biodiversity-friendly and food secure livestock sector.
During the side event, research from WUR and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) on sustainable livestock solutions across different production systems will be presented. This will complement an expert panel discussion with actors representing different areas of the livestock sector including livestock keepers, researchers, government officials and multilateral organisations.
Participants and Panellists:
- Damien O’Connor – Minister of Agriculture, New Zealand
- Rodolfo Zea Navarro – Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Colombia
- Carola Schouten – Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, the Netherlands
- Harry Kimtai – Principal Secretary of the State Department for Livestock, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives of Kenya
- Simon Oosting – Head of the Animal Production Systems Group, Wageningen University and Research
- Sinead Waters – Research Officer, TEAGASC and co-chair, Livestock Research Group, Global Research Alliance on Agriculture Greenhouse Gases
- Emma Naluyima – Ugandan smallholder farmer and private veterinarian
- Mark Casey – General Manager – Trade Strategy & Stakeholder Affairs – Europe, Middle East & Africa, Fonterra
- Jorge Mario Diaz – Executive Director of AGROSAVIA, Colombian Corporation of Agricultural Research
- Caroline Plante – Senior Agriculture Specialist, Agriculture and Food Global Practice, World Bank
- Peter Ballantyne, Side Event Moderator, ILRI