The global livestock sector comprises over 1.3 billion farmers, ranchers, producers, processors, and companies around the world who collectively provide most of the world’s animal products – milk, meat, eggs, aquaculture and other products. These range from smallholders to larger operations – the scale and diversity of animal agriculture means it plays a vital role in sustainable food production.
With the growing efforts within the global community to strengthen food systems, it is important to evaluate the contributions of livestock and identify how these efforts can deliver positive, productive proposals that will re-ignite efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The livestock sector can help accelerate efforts to achieve the SDGs and deliver a healthier future for all. The sector is eager to work with international institutions and others to help achieve nutritious diets and resilient production built upon a foundation of science and innovation. The livestock sector invites others to work together to achieve this goal.