Postponement of the 10th Multistakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock to 7 to 11 June 2021

                                                
The Livestock Sector:
Multifunctional and sustainable! At global, regional and national levels!

Due to the exceptional situation concerning Covid-19, the Guiding Group of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock together with the Organizing Committee are forced to postpone the 10th MSP meeting of GASL from 15 to 18 June 2020 to 7 to 11 June 2021.
 
We kindly ask you to save the new dates. More details will follow in due course.
 
To keep the momentum going, the Guiding Group of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock has decided to organize and conduct a virtual multistakeholder partnership meeting in September 2020.
From Crisis to Action – Lessons from COVID-19 for Building a Better Future through Sustainable Livestock (GASL online MSP Meeting, 14-18 September 2020)
Programme and Registration Form will be available in due course on www.livestockdialogue.org.

10th MSP Meeting of GASL, 7 to 11 June 2021

The 10th annual Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) Multistakeholder Partnership (MSP) Meeting will be organized in Delémont, Switzerland. Presentations, panels, posters, field tours, and discussions through the week will focus on the theme “The Multiple Roles of Livestock in Sustainable Development”.
 
The 10th Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting (GASL MSP 2021) in Delémont will analyze various livestock systems globally and showcase specific features of Swiss, French and European livestock systems to demonstrate their achievements and further potential for sustainable development. With expected attendance of 300 decision makers from governments, international organizations, NGOS, research institutes and academia, social movements and the private sector from up to 50 livestock producing countries, it is a unique opportunity for international leaders working in the sector to ensure their sustainability achievements are visible and their voices are heard at the GASL discussion tables.

In Delémont, the focus will be on the following topics:
 
Core theme: The Multiple Roles of Livestock in Sustainable Development
Key elements for a sustainable livestock sector at global, European and Swiss levels
Field visits: Cases of successful practice change in the Swiss and French livestock based value chains
Emereging issues: Special focus will be given to the impact of the Corona Virus Pandemic on the livestock sector and on global food security and nutrition
Livestock and culture: the multiple roles of the local horse breed, alpine livestock culture and products
Interaction with farmers from Switzerland and France (field visits and Organic-Livestock Day)

 Objectives:
 
> The multiple roles of the livestock sector in support of sustainable development will be introduced with science-based inputs. These inputs will be discussed and validated by the participants.
 
> In policy fora, essential political frame conditions will be discussed and further developed. Enabling frame conditions considering and fostering the multiple roles of livestock will lead to sustainability in livestock-based value chains.
 
> The programme will specifically refer to the emerging issue of the Corona Virus Pandemic and will discuss approaches to meet the challenges the pandemic poses to the livestock sector as well as to food security and nutrition at global, regional, national and local levels.
 
> During targeted field visits in Switzerland and France, examples of best practices and practice change along the entire livestock based value chains will be shown.
 

Programme and Registration Form will be available in early 2021.
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Contact details:
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Content
Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL)
Eduardo Arce Diaz
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
T. +39 06570 53824  
E-mail: Eduardo.ArceDiaz@fao.org

Accommodation and registration
Jura Tourisme
Gaëlle Rion
T. +41 32 432 41 54
E-mail: gaelle.rion@juratourisme.ch