Implementation of regional platform is advancing to intensify sustainable livestock production in Latin America
- CATIE and the Ministry of Primary Industries of the Government of New Zealand signed the agreement to implement this platform
August 31st, 2017. On August 30, CATIE, represented by its Director General, Muhammad Ibrahim, signed a contract with the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) of the Government of New Zealand, for the implementation of the Platform for Sustainable Livestock Production: greater productivity with less emission of greenhouse gases, which will work in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This platform is coordinated by CATIE in collaboration with MPI, the Global Research Alliance (GRA) and the Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO in its Spanish acronym), and will seek to establish alliances with key audiences to intensify livestock production systems in a sustainable manner, as a regional research strategy to adapt and mitigate the effects of climate change.
According to Ibrahim, the platform that is coordinated by CATIE's Livestock and Environmental Management Program (known in Spanish as GAMMA) will work on a regional agenda on sustainable livestock, will share knowledge and strengthen the capacities of producers and key audiences in the public and private sector.
Mainly, the platform will collaborate with the formulation and dissemination of policies and resources mobilization.
More than 150 researchers, 400 extension workers and professionals, 1000 graduate students, students in the university careers of animal production, veterinary and soil, among others, as well as 10 producer organizations and decision makers at national and regional public policies level, are the expected beneficiaries of this project.
The signing of the agreement took place in Japan, as part of Ibrahim's work trip in this country after being invited to the VII Council Meeting of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases.
Muhammad Ibrahim, CATIE’s Director General signing the platform
Karla Salazar Leiva
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