Tashkent hosts international meeting on sustainable livestock development
22 June 2022
The 2nd Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Regional Meeting for Eastern Europe and Central Asia is being held in Tashkent as part of the Global Sustainable Livestock Programme.
The meeting was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the State Committee of Veterinary and Livestock Development of the Republic of Uzbekistan under the slogan "Livestock for sustainable food systems". About 140 are participating in the meeting in offline and online formats, including 25 international experts from 9 countries.
Sustainable and inclusive livestock development that meets the demand of the population for safe and affordable food while protecting the environment makes a significant contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Uzbekistan implements various measures to support the livestock industries, including application of science-based methods and intensive technologies for increasing the competitive production for sale in the domestic and foreign markets. The legal basis for such work is based on the Decrees of the President "On measures to further develop livestock breeding and strengthen the forage base" and "On additional measures for further state support of livestock industries". At the meeting, the development of strategy/programme for the livestock sector in the Republic of Uzbekistan for the period 2022-2026 was also presented to the attention of the participants.
The 2nd Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Regional Meeting for Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Global Sustainable Livestock Agenda aims to share scientific knowledge, foster consensus, align interventions and formulate joint actions towards more sustainable livestock systems leaving no one behind.
The Global Livestock Agenda brings together a wide range of livestock stakeholders who advocate for the sustainable development of the sector. Through a multi-stakeholder partnership mechanism, programme participants help stakeholders meet their commitments, attract investment, implement best practices and make strategic decisions in support of the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The programme implements a range of initiatives, including webinars, publications, pilot projects, and regional and global meetings, thereby encouraging dialogue, synthesizing and disseminating the science needed to inform action and policy decisions for sustainable development of livestock throughout the world.
The meeting acknowledged both achievements (examples from regional situations so as to emphasize and contextualize the diversity) and forward-looking commitments to future actions that are essential for livestock contributions to sustainable, resilient, inclusive food systems.