Global Animal Health and Food Security Policy
At the Intersection of Environment, Animal Agriculture, and Food Security
Topic: Climate Change and Livestock - the Science, Politics, and Beliefs and
how they may affect food security.
Date: May 14, through May 18, 2012
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)
The FAO, a United Nations organization has a central mission to achieve global
food security. One branch of the organization is the Animal Production and
Health Division (http://www.fao.org/ag/againfo/home/en/index.htm).
The mission of the division is to help member countries take advantage of
livestock resources to achieve Millennium Development Goals (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/).
An important report developed by the FAO in 2006 is "Livestock's Long Shadow,
Environmental Issues and Options" (ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/a0701e/a0701e.pdf).
THIS REPORT WILL SERVE AS THE CORE ISSUE PAPER FOR THIS PROGRAM. It is a long
report so please take the time to be familiar with its contents and at minimum
read and understand the Executive Summary and Chapters 6-7.
Local Copy of Livestock's Long Shadow
As you read the report please take note of who authored the report, what data
were used to construct the report, and if the report's conclusion align with the
FAO and the Animal Production Division missions.
If you have questions please contact Bill Sischo