The Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL) is a multi-stakeholder partnership established in 2011.
The partnership has a collaboration structure formed by seven cluster groups:
- Public Sector – representatives from governments
- Private Sector – representatives from private sector organisations
- Academia/research – representatives from research organisation and universities
- Donors – representatives from monetary contributors to the Agenda’s Trust Fund
- NGOs – representatives from interest groups such as animal welfare and environmental or livelihood non-governmental organisations
- Social movements and community-based organisations – representatives of pastoralists, indigenous people, agricultural workers, small farmers and peasants
- Inter-governmental and multi-lateral institutions – institutions that have a mandate in livestock sector development.
Innovation for sustainable livestock systems
The OIE is a member of the ‘Inter-governmental and multi-lateral institutions’ cluster, and a member of the Guiding Group which met on 12 September 2019 (a Guiding Group is composed of five representatives of each cluster). The OIE was represented in the meetings by Dr Jean‑Philippe Dop, Deputy Director General, and Dr Jean‑Jacques Soula, OIE Coordinator in the FAO/OIE PPR Secretariat. Presentations, panels, posters, field tours, and discussion throughout the week focused on the theme of ‘Innovation for sustainable livestock systems’, highlighting examples of innovative solutions to address sustainable livestock production and agrifood systems.