CATIE supports the livestock development of the region
- The Center participated in the XIV meeting of the Livestock Development Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Muhammad Ibrahim, Director General of CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center) was part of the panel of experts who presented the Policies for the Sustainable Development of the Livestock Sector in the XIV Meeting of the Livestock Development Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CODEGALAC in its Spanish acronym).
CATIE’s leader offered the Conference on Livestock Policies in Central America: Contribution to the Development Network for Public Policies, in which he stated that livestock offers various alternatives to be part of the solution to the environmental challenges facing the region nowadays. In addition, he presented examples of the projects carried out by the Center with the focus on sustainable landscapes and work in tropical dairy, improving production with animal crossings more adapted to climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making efficient use of water and other resources.
In addition, Claudia Sepúlveda, researcher of the Agriculture, Livestock and Agroforestry Program (PRAGA) of CATIE, presented the Sustainable Livestock Production Platform: greater productivity with lower emission of greenhouse gases that coordinates this center of studies and seeks to establish alliances with key audiences to intensify livestock production systems in a sustainable manner, and Eduardo Somarriba, leader of PRAGA, participated in the panel of climate financing opportunities in the sector.
In this way, CATIE joins the more than 100 experts from Latin America and the Caribbean who meet from November 29th to December 1st in Costa Rica to analyze the path towards the development of a livestock with environmental, social and economic sustainability that contributes to food and nutrition security.
In this event, Ivannia Quesada, Vice Minister of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica expressed that the country seeks to generate more profitability, produce quality food for the population, mitigate greenhouse gases, advance in value addition, contribute to biological connectivity and above all betting on social inclusion to offer opportunities for future generations.
CODEGALAC is a commission composed of government representatives, mainly from the Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment and the regional private sector, to facilitate the exchange of political experiences and livestock development programs and the formulation of cooperation strategies for their strengthening. In addition, international observers, livestock organizations and civil society participate.
The meeting will facilitate a space for dialogue so that the countries of the region can define a joint vision for the formulation of public policies that allow the sustainable development of livestock facing current challenges.
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