HLPE Food Security & Nutrition on pastoralism

On 1 July 2016, the High-Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition launched its tenth report “Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition: what roles for livestock?” One of the four systems of livestock rearing examined by the HLPE is pastoralism. They call for recognising and supporting the unique role of pastoralism and cite as priorities for developing this system: i) improve governance and security by involving pastoral societies in participatory governance mechanisms; ii) improve links to markets; iii) provide access to public services, including animal and human health; iv) protect access to pastoral resources; v) implement a fairer taxation system to enhance value-added activities through processing and marketing of pastoral products; vi) better target emergency assistance; and vii) enable mobility, including transborder passage, through appropriate infrastructure, institutions and agreements. The summary and recommendations (12pp) from the HLPE can be found here.

Posted on 27 June 2016 in General Policy Documents