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An International Consultation on Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems for Development

The Way Forward for Sustainable Production Intensification(Co-organized by the Agriculture & Consumer Protection Department of FAO in collaboration with Embrapa, IICA and IFAD)Dear Colleagues,I am pleased to inform you of an electronic consultation on Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems for Development: The way forward for sustainable production intensification to be held during February 2010. This consultation co-organized by FAO, Embrapa, IFAD and IICA will set the stage for a face-to-face workshop in Brazil to be held 23-26 March 2010. This is a very timely topic and will greatly benefit from your inputs and insights. Please mark your calendar for technical and policy discussions that will cover these inter-related themes:Promising Integrated Crop-Livestock Systems and Innovations for Mainstreaming and Scaling Up (February 1-5);Value Chain Dynamics and Players for Promising Crop-Livestock Systems (February 8-12);Political Will, Policy and Institutional Support for Promising Crop Livestock Systems (February 15-19); andResearch and Knowledge Needs for Innovative Crop-Livestock Systems (February 22-26)The consultation will address farm to landscape level crop-livestock integration in multiple agroecologies and will ensure that cross cutting themes around the roles of stakeholders (public sector, private sector, civil society), capturing public goods and incentives for action, and climate change are integral to the debate.Please visit the website: http://www.fao.org/agriculture/crops/core-themes/theme/spi/iclsd for the technical background document and to subscribe to the e-consultation.You can subscribe directly to the Crop-Livestock-L list by sending a message to: mailserv@mailserv.fao.org leaving the subject blank and entering the one-line message: SUBSCRIBE Crop-Livestock-L