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Building a Global Agenda of Action for Livestock Development - GCP/GLO/360/MUL










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    Supporting Investments in Low Carbon and Resilient Livestock Development in Africa - GCP/GLO/362/WBK 2023
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    By 2050, the world’s population is projected to reach 9.8 billion, representing an increase of nearly one-third more than today’s population. Over half of this projected population growth is expected to take place in Africa, particularly in sub-Saharan countries. Much of the world’s additional food demand will originate in these areas, with demand for animal source foods driven by growing urban populations with increasing incomes. Livestock help to combat hunger and malnourishment in areas where higher infant mortality correlates with greater protein and critical micro-nutrient deficiencies. At the same time, livestock are both a driver of, and vulnerable to, climate change. The contribution of the region to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is relatively limited; however, in many sub-Saharan countries, livestock is among the sectors with most GHG emissions. Sub-Saharan Africa is also one of the regions where livestock production is most vulnerable to climate change. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) is an approach to managing landscapes, agroprocessing and food supply chains that enables the food system to meet both the climate challenge and deliver climate solutions. Large-scale World Bank (WB) investments targeted at the livestock sector provide an opportunity to make transformative changes for climate-smart and sustainable livestock development. The aim of the project was thus to provide technical assistance, training and tools to World Bank project teams to enable them to enhance and assess the contribution of selected country operations to the three climate-smart livestock (CSL) ‘pillars’: productivity, climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation.
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    Strengthening Capacity to Promote Conservation and Production of Native Livestock Breeds at Community Level - TCP/LAO/3607 2020
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    Sustainably managing the diversity of livestock in Lao People’s Democratic Republic is essential. Over 90 percent of all livestock in the country is produced by smallholders, mainly using native breeds of animals. As well as providing animal protein, manure for fertilizer and draft power, livestock contributes up to 50 percent of smallholder household annual cash income and accounts for 16 percent of Gross Domestic Product. Livestock, particularly cattle and goats, also represents an important source of savings for use in family emergencies and provides many poor families with security against external shocks, such as those resulting from climate change. The important contribution made by livestock to poverty reduction and food and nutrition security is reflected in government policy. National development strategies and plans emphasize the need for development in the agriculture sector and call for the adoption of environmentally sound approaches. The National Agro-Biodiversity Programme Strategy and Action Plan II (2015-2020) provided a clear direction for MAF to promote the conservation and production of native livestock breeds. However, government resources were limited and institutional capacity to implement the necessary actions was weak. The aim of the project was thus to strengthen government capacity to systematically conserve and promote the production of native livestock breeds. It would do this by building staff capacity, improving institutional working methods and supporting a process of community and local government consultation.
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    Africa Sustainable Livestock (ASL) 2050 Country Brief 2017
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    Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) aims to engage stakeholders to develop agreed scenarios of livestock in 2050 which will provide guidance to refine, if need be, the different policies currently affecting the livestock sector and make them consistent and coherent. Long term scenarios will assist in prioritizing actions to effectively address emerging livestock-environment and livestock-public health challenges.

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