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IMS Member Commitments Jurgen Preugschas, IMS Executive Committee International Meat Secretariat Ottawa, Canada October 2013. GLOBAL AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK. The International Meat Secretariat (IMS) brings together meat and livestock organisations throughout the world

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global agenda for sustainable livestock

IMS Member Commitments

Jurgen Preugschas, IMS Executive Committee

International Meat Secretariat

Ottawa, Canada October 2013

GLOBAL AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK
international meat secretariat

The International Meat Secretariat (IMS) brings together meat and livestock organisations throughout the world

  • Non-profit making association.
  • Forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences on international issues: conferences, meetings, publications
  • Representation in international organisations: FAO, OIE, OECD
  • Members: national meat and livestock organisations, corporations and other bodies connected with the meat and livestock sector
  • More than 90 members in over 30 countries around the world
INTERNATIONAL MEAT SECRETARIAT
what are the benefits of livestock

Meat, dairy products, draft power (eg. India)

  • High quality protein, heme iron, vitamin b12
  • Convert grass (and by-products) into protein
  • Leather, wool
  • Landscape, biodiversity
  • Water and soil quality
  • Economic and social benefits
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF LIVESTOCK?
how do we become more sustainable

BENCHMARKING

  • Produce more of what we want
  • Produce less of what we don’t want
  • Continuous improvement « journey » not a « destination »,
  • Identify hotspots
  • Improve profitability
HOW DO WE BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE?
partnership with fao and other partners

Pre-competitive issue

  • From feed to meat and dairy
  • Need for international normalized methods
  • Realistic
  • Credible
  • Account for both +ve and –ve impacts
  • Partnership with FAO on LCA (LEAP)
  • Partnership with FAO GAA
PARTNERSHIP WITH FAO AND OTHER PARTNERS
concrete commitments

IMS Members committed to continuous improvement, some examples (of many):

  • USA National Cattlemen’s Beef Assocition “triple bottom line” LCA developed with BASF
  • USA National Pork Board Live Swine Carbon Footprint Calculator
  • Brazil Low Carbon Agriculture (ABC) program –restore degraded grasslands
  • Canada, Quebec Env. and Socio-Economic LCA
  • Etc., etc.
CONCRETE COMMITMENTS
sustainable livestock

Livestockkey contribution to feeding the world

  • Livestock = livelihood for 1B poor (FAO)
  • Count positive contributions as well –social and environmental services provided by livestock
SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK
sustainable livestock1

Sustainability can only be achieved if the livestock sector can make a profit

  • We are all contributing to sustainability through continuous improvement …
  • in our OWN SITUATION–there is no one size fits all
  • THERE IS NO FOOD SECURITY WITHOUT LIVESTOCK!
SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK