Turning research into practical solutions is at the heart of the Livestock Research Group’s efforts. Partnerships with other international and regional organisations that work directly with farmers, industry and policy are vital to achieve this goal.
The Livestock Research Group works closely with the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO), the World Bank and the Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR); in particular its Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) programme. The group has also built strategic relationships with other organisations working in similar areas, for example the World Farmers’ Organisation, the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform, the European Commission, the International Dairy Federation and the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock. These organisations share many of the objectives pursued by the Livestock Research Group – seeking to reduce the emissions intensity of livestock production while improving food security and farmer livelihoods.