Sustainable agricultural development for food security and nutrition: what roles for livestock?
This report (PDF) by The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition July 2016, recognizes the unique role of pastoral systems. It identifies the key challenges that pastoralism is facing. Chapter 1 elaborates a conceptual framework and a typology of livestock farming systems, which are used to structure the report. Chapter 2 describes the main drivers and trends of agricultural development. Chapter 3 identifies the main sustainability challenges for agricultural development, with a focus on livestock. Chapter 4 proposes pathways and responses to address those challenges, both globally and in specific farming systems. The report concludes by providing a set of action-oriented recommendations addressed to states and other stakeholders. The recommendations include enabling the mobility of pastoralists, strengthening the role of local pastoralist organizations, improving social services and market access for pastoral communities and strengthening security, tenure and title of customary lands, property rights and governance of grazing resources.