# Issue 27, July 2019
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In this issue...

Find out about our annual DSF Members' Event - registration is now open!  Plus topical items for those engaged in sustainability efforts with particular reference to livestock agriculture.

DSF Annual Members' Event - September 21, 2019 in Istanbul

Please register now to join us for the annual DSF Members’ meeting on Saturday, September 21, in Istanbul. The program will be full of challenging discussions and sharing as we evolve the future of the DSF. You will have the opportunity to engage with other DSF members, DSF Governors and DSF Advisory Council members…

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WHO pulls support from EAT - Lancet initiative

According to the BMJ (British Medical Journal), the World Health Organisation pulled out of sponsoring a launch event for the EAT-Lancet report on healthy and sustainable diets after Gian Lorenzo Cornado, Italy’s ambassador to the United Nations, questioned the health and economic impacts of the report’s largely plant-based diet recommendations.

Walter Willett and Johan…

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Can the world produce 10 billion healthy diets while transitioning agriculture from a source of degradation to one of restoration?

CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) recently announced an upcoming global Commission on Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture. The Commission will produce a report geared toward global decision-makers, on guidance for the transformation to sustainable food systems.

What will the Commission cover?
The Commission will explore solutions and innovations to make agricultural…

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Inaugural NOURISH Conference Explores Dairy’s Role in Preserving Planet, Nourishing Consumers
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More than 120 dairy sector leaders from around the world gathered in Chicago June 17-19 to discuss the state of our planet, the impact heightened environmental concerns are having on consumers, policy makers and rural communities, and the role the global dairy community can play in…

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Launch: Investing in Sustainable Livestock (ISL) Guide & Tool



On 21 June 2019, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched the Investing in Sustainable Livestock (ISL) Guide (www.sustainablelivestockguide.org), an information resource for designing and implementing environmentally sound livestock development projects.

Investing in…

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Tell us about your DSF activities!

We are always on the  look out for DSF Members are able to supply us with case studies that can be used to inform other members about initiatives that are taking place.  For Aggregating Members, it is  compulsory to supply three such case studies annually.  However we welcome them from our Implementing and Affiliate members…

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Launch of HLPE Report #14 - Agroecological and other innovative approaches for sustainable agriculture and food systems that enhance food security and nutrition

This new report will be launched on 3 July 2019. An Executive Summary is already available to download here.
An extract from the Summary:
Food systems are at a crossroads. Profound transformation is needed to address Agenda 2030 and to achieve food security and nutrition (FSN) in its four dimensions of availability, access, utilization…

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Did you see? .....Other recent articles of interest

A Blunt tax on meat won’t save the planet or improve health – The Guardian

CRISPR editing of plants and animals gets green light in Australia. Now what? – ABC Science

Beef Industry debuts sustainability framework – Food Dive

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Upcoming Events

The 7th All Africa Conference on Animal Agriculture, Ghana – Jul 29 – Aug 2, 2019

African Dairy Conference & Exhibition, Kenya – August 14 – 16, 2019

9th Annual Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), Kansas – Sept 9 – 12, 2019

DSF Members Meeting, Istanbul, Turkey – Sept 21, 2019

IDF World Dairy Summit, Turkey – Sept 23 – 26, 2019

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