Photo: A herd of Nelore short-cycle cattle at Hacienda San José in Colombia feeding on planted brachiaria grass. Photo credit: Hacienda San José

CGIAR initiatives highlight sustainable livestock investments for rangeland restoration at Global Landscapes Forum

On 7 March 2023, the CGIAR Research Initiatives on Livestock and Climate and Climate Resilience, along with the CGIAR Hub for Sustainable Finance, organized a multi-stakeholder session at the Global Landscapes Forum 6th Investment Case Symposium in Luxembourg. The session, titled ‘Sustainable livestock value chain investments for rangeland restoration’, presented two investment cases supported by the CGIAR initiatives which highlight the importance of rangelands and their restoration.  

Moderated by Chris Magero, Senior Programme Officer at IUCN, and ILRI’s Fiona Flintan, the session began with a short video describing the extent, diversity and value of the world’s rangelands. The importance of global rangelands is perhaps best illustrated by the recent declaration of 2026 as the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists, an initiative headed by the Government of Mongolia.

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