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COAG-Sub-Committee on Livestock


In October 2020, the 27th session of the Committee on Agriculture (COAG) established the Sub-Committee on Livestock with a mandate to discuss and build consensus on issues and priorities related to the livestock sector. The Sub-Committee advises COAG, and through it, the FAO Council and the FAO Conference, on technical and policy programmes and activities required to optimize the contribution of the sector to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - particularly across the following four interconnected domains of sustainability:

•    Food security, nutrition and healthy diets,
•    Inclusive economic growth and improved livelihoods,
•    Animal health and welfare, and
•    Natural resource and climate change.

Due to the complex interactions among the SDGs (and above domains), optimizing the contribution of the livestock sector to sustainable development requires careful planning, implementation and monitoring to enhance synergies and manage trade-offs. The COAG Sub-Committee on Livestock has the mandate to address such trade-offs.  

Sustainable Livestock