Side Event: Sustainable Livestock, Sustainable Lives
Join us, July 20th, 2016, 6:15pm – 7:30pm, at the UN Headquarters, New York, Conference Room C, UN Conference Building for the Side Event on “Sustainable Livestock, Sustainable Lives”.
Livestock are vital for ensuring food and nutrition security and to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Domestic animals perform critical development functions through their contribution to nutritious diets, economic growth, poverty alleviation, and improved rural livelihoods with more than 1 billion people’s livelihoods dependent on the livestock sector. Demand for animal-source products is expected to grow approximately twofold globally, and even more in low-income and emerging economies. Animal-source products – such as meat, dairy, and eggs – provide vital nutrition, particularly in the context of child and maternal health.