Egypt boost livestock production systems

in2The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation (MoALR), has conducted a three-day technical workshop to formulate livestock development scenarios 2050 in Egypt

The workshop is under the Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL 2050) project, funded by The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The objectives of the workshop were to formulate with the participants different future scenarios towards 2050 describing the expected development of poultry, bovine and fish production systems based on dietary protein requirement from animal origin, to explore the future impact of different scenarios on public health, livelihood and environment and to identify the challenges and risks related to each scenario and to ensure sound planning for the future development of livestock production in general.

Africa Sustainable Livestock 2050 (ASL2050) adopts a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach that is a One Health approach. It operates in Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda.

“The workshop is at an important stage where Egypt currently assumes the chairmanship of the African Union and is currently developing and updating policies for Egypt and Africa, which are important in achieving food security and development of future visions until 2050. It is also an opportunity for Egypt to strengthen its role and presence in Africa where the Egyptian laboratories were chosen to be reference laboratories, which represents an opportunity to bridge the relations between Egypt and Africa,” said Dr Mona Mehrez, deputy minister of agriculture.

“We appreciate the support provided by FAO and USAID to control the transboundary animal diseases and formulate livestock development scenarios 2050 in Egypt and other African countries, as we seek to achieve food integration and increase intra-trade with African countries, which will have a positive impact on Egyptian citizens and to address all challenges and constraints through the ‘One Health’ approach and involve all relevant stakeholders including the private sector,” Mehrez added.

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Egypt is collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health and Population, and Ministry of Environment to implement the ASL2050 project. The project is implemented through a steering committee representing the three ministries and FAO.

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