The main objective is to identify key strategies to be improved in Agroecosystem so that agricultural production can be increased without compromising the soil health, farmers labor and marketing of agri products.
Commitments to action
Coalition for Action: Resizing the Livestock Industry
Compassion in World Farming, This collective commitment is made by Philip Lymbery, Chief Executive Officer of Compassion in World Farming, focal point lead of Sustainable Livestock Solutions Cluster C and UN Food Systems Champion.
The objective of this coalition for action is to create a broad-based multi-stakeholder coalition to develop, model and implement cohesive and integrated measures that promote consumption and production of affordable, healthy diets within safe planetary boundaries from nature-positive agriculture with all animal-source foods deriving from systems providing a good quality of life for farmed animals.
The coalition has four areas of focus:
- Resizing the livestock industry and reducing meat and dairy consumption –
- Shifting to nature-friendly, regenerative agriculture
- Supporting a just transition
- Adopting good standards of animal welfare
Further information on these four action areas appears in Sustainable Livestock Solutions Cluster Paper C at: https://foodsystems.community/sustainable-livestock-2/
The solutions are proposed in the context of a scientific evidence-based showing that a significant reduction in global consumption of meat and dairy is needed if we are to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to meet the Paris climate targets, to reduce the environmental harms and overuse of natural resources stemming from current livestock production, to lower the incidence of non-communicable disease, and to minimize the use of antimicrobials and the risk of the emergence of zoonotic diseases.
Research shows that the production of animal-sourced foods needs to be reduced by at least half globally to stay within environmental limits and planetary boundaries. This global reduction should be undertaken on a contraction and convergence basis. This would enable increased consumption of humanely and regeneratively produced animal-sourced foods in some countries and regions, in accordance with recommended healthy diet guidelines, and substantial reductions amongst high-consuming populations.
Boost Nature-Based Solutions of Production
Building on the long history and commitment of dairy farmers as stewards of the land, in 2020, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy pledged to address its total greenhouse gas footprint and set aggressive new environmental sustainability goals that focus on the areas where U.S. dairy could have the greatest impact, as prioritized in the 2019 materiality assessment.
The main objective is to identify key strategies to be improved in Agroecosystem so that agricultural production can be increased without compromising the soil health, farmers labor and marketing of agri products. Also another objective is to identify ecosystem services which are not exploited yet so that instead of artificial, nature based solutions can be applied to tackle various issues starting from climate change, production, storage and effective marketing.
Promover la creación de huertos orgánicos individuales, familiares, comunitarios y empresariales, para fortalecer la Soberanía alimentaria e ir construyendo en un mediano plazo sistemas agroecológicos de producción de alimentos locales, que respeten la cultura y que promuevan un estilo de vida más saludable.