Making food production more sustainable is one of the greatest challenges of our times. In the face of global population growth, increased demand for animal protein, and climate action commitments, we need to ask ourselves how the EU livestock sector can become more sustainable? How can more be produced with less?
In order to tackle this urgent question, EU40 organised a trilogy of debates in 2016 entitled “Sustainable EU Livestock: Actions towards an Innovative, Climate-Smart and Competitive Future”. The debates (Environmental Sustainability of Livestock Production, Economic and Social Pillars of Sustainable Livestock Production, and Sustainable EU Livestock: The Way Forward) were hosted by MEP Franc Bogovic (EPP), MEP Michela Giuffrida (S&D), MEP Daniel Dalton (ECR), MEP Jasenko Selimovic, and MEP Hannu Takkula (ALDE). Through an exchange of perspectives and solutions, participants identified policy areas where the livestock sector needed support as it needs to move towards becoming more environmentally sound, socially responsible and economically viable.
To continue the momentum of the debates, in 2017 participants and other stakeholders came together and collaborated to develop a Roadmap for Sustainable EU Livestock. This document aims at highlighting livestock-specific actions that can contribute to a sustainable EU agricultural sector through innovation, technology, and science-based solutions and is part of EU40’s philosophy of follow up to the large debating lines we host.
Please click HERE to download the Roadmap for Sustainable EU Livestock.
The visual developed for Sustainable EU livestock can be downloaded by clicking on this LINK.