The Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) meeting or 8th annual meeting of the multi-stakeholder partnership was held on June 11-15 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry organized the meeting in cooperation with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL).
The 8th meeting gathered more than 120 delegates from 34 countries including Agricultural Ministers of regional countries and over 100 corresponding officials from governmental and non-governmental organizations of Mongolia.
The meeting has identified four key areas for its Action Plan 2019-2021 that will be implemented by its partner clusters, action networks and other supporting organizations. These include Food and nutrition security, Livelihoods and economic growth, Health and animal welfare, and Climate and natural resources.
As the host country of the 8th meeting, Mongolia used the event to showcase its plans for new laws, regulations and policies to support its nomadic herders as part of a drive to make its livestock sector more sustainable and prepared for export opportunities.