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#AskAg Twitter Chat Recap: Livestock Resilience in the Face of Climate Change

Livestock seemed to be the trend for Agrilinks this past June. Following the Ag Sector Council Seminar on June 18 with Wildlife Conservation Society's Steve Osofsky, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Beyond Fences: Policy Options for Biodiversity, Livelihoods, and Transboundary Animal Disease Management in Southern Africa), Agrilinks hosted an #AskAg Twitter Chat on June 26. Centered on the theme of livestock resilience in the ever-changing climate and weather patterns brought upon by global warming, Agrilinks reached out to experts in the livestock and pastoralism arenas for experts.

Experts included Moffat Ngugi, Climate Change Advisor at USAID's Bureau for Food Security (USAID/BFS), Pierre Ferrari, CEO of Heifer International, Dr. Christie Peacock, Founder and Executive Chairman of Sidai Africa Ltd, and Dorine Odongo of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI).

During the hour-long Twitter Chat, experts addressed the role of drylands and pastoralism in food security for Africa, possible (and probable) effects of global climate change on livestock value chains, improved management practices to build livestock resilience to climate change, policies to facilitate livestock production in Africa, and key global livestock research priorities. The experts (and audience!) also shared their experiences and stories of seeing the effects of climate change on agriculture.

Scroll down for a list of resources shared by experts and participants, and a Storify recap of the conversation.

Join us next month for an #AskAg Twitter Chat on Nutrition. More info to come!


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