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Fritz Schneider, chair of the Global
Agenda for Sustainable Livestock
8–12 May 2017. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. More than 250 livestock experts from over 50 countries explored ways of ensuring that the long-term benefits of livestock contribute to sustainable development.
The year’s meeting shared and discussed progress in the development of tools and models to monitor sustainable livestock sector development. It will articulate lessons from successful tool application and practice change. It will also identify opportunities that GASL and its members can exploit to ensure multiple benefits accrue from sustainable livestock development.
FAO is actively involved in and hosts the secretariats of GASL and the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) partnership. It is also supports Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 and other initiatives that are developing tools and models, such as the Global Livestock Environmental Assessment Model (GLEAM), and guidelines to monitor the development of the sector.