# Issue 28, October 2019
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In this issue.....

We report on the Annual DSF Members meeting in Istanbul Turkey, reactions to the recent IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land and much more...

DSF Members meeting in Istanbul

Dr Esben Larsen WRI


We were delighted to see 55 DSF Members from 16 different countries gathered in Istanbul for the annual DSF Members meeting.  Delegates heard…

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IPCC Report on Climate Change and Land

In August 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change  (IPCC) released their report on Climate Change and Land.  The report shows that better land management can contribute to tackling climate change, but it is not the only solution.

The report finds that the world…

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Innovation for Sustainable Livestock Systems - GASL Meeting

Shirley at GASL


The 9th Annual Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) Meeting took place at Kansas State University 9 – 12 September.  22 countries and almost 300 people attended the event from across the livestock industry, agricultural research, global non-profits as well as several governments to focus on identified challenges, discuss their visions for the future and…

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Enhancing economic viability and livelihoods

Agricultural production is expected to grow by 15% over the coming decade, while global agricultural land use is expected to be broadly flat.

According to a new report from the OECD and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the projected expansion in crop output can be attributed primarily to yield improvements and higher production…

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New advice on fresh milk in heart health update

Our thanks to Dairy Connect who alerted the DSF to the recent new advice from the Australian Heart Foundation that fresh cow’s milk did not contribute to higher human cholesterol and would not damage human health.

The Australian Heart Foundation Chief Medical Advisor, cardiologist Professor Garry Jennings, said, “we believe there is not enough…

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How a new diet for gassy cows is helping the environment

Ruaraidh Petre, Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) Executive Director and DSF ADCO Member wrote in a recent article in their GRSB Outlook:

“I have talked often in the past about the importance of investing in lower income countries where both cattle numbers and human population are expanding most rapidly.  Unfortunately those same countries frequently…

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Upcoming Events

The Dairy Sustainability Alliance® 2020 Dairy Sustainability Forum, Oak Brook, Illinois – 22 to 23 April, 2020. 

10th Annual Multi-stakeholder Partnership Meeting of the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL), Delémont, Switzerland – 14 to 20 June 2020

If you have any forthcoming events that you think would interest DSF Members, please…

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