January 2018

Tackling the tragic divorce of livestock from agriculture

by Stefano Prato | Livestock systems generate key challenges in the intersection of livelihoods, health and environmental concerns. Under the forces of globalization, sustainable mixed crops-livestock food farming systems are increasingly being transformed into specialized and distinct intensive industrial systems of livestock production and crop production, driving or aggravating multiple intertwined crises. The CFS endorsed a set of policy recommendations to helps countries tackle these challenges, though the agenda remains unfinished.