A Just Transition Within Livestock Production

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the fragility of our current food system, making resilient food pathways critical in the ‘new normal’. A Just Transition has to be at the core of such an equitable and resilient food system, facilitating the transition away from the most unsustainable forms of livestock production, while aiding the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. Mapping pathways to an equitable transition for farmers, growers, processors, and other workers across the food supply chain is pivotal within livestock production and affiliated production systems.

To this end, on 30 June 2020, 50by40 convened a high-level independent Food Systems Dialogues event ‘A Just Transition Within Livestock Production.’ The online event, which was the first of its kind, brought together key stakeholders across the globe to discuss how the Just Transition strategy can be successfully embedded in the efforts to achieve a resilient food system. 

With the participation of 73 experts, spanning 53 organisations, the event saw representation from different and diverse sectors, while leaving room for future growth.

The dialogue centred around six key aspects of a Just Transition. The key learnings of the FSDs conversations highlight the exigency to address different levers of change, such as education and knowledge (research), policy and regulation, finance, market structures, citizen engagement and behaviour: 

Other key resources to the event can be found below

With this and future dialogues, 50by40 aims to curate a conversation which ensures a Just Transition is a core part of the process of transforming our food systems.

If you are interested in our work on Just Transition, please email the 50by40 Secretariat at info@50by40.org.

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