Policy Seminar

The Future of Livestock: Enhancing sustainability, responsibility and efficiency

Co-Organized by Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany--Washington, Farm Foundation, and IFPRI
Jan 30, 2018 - 12:15 pm to 01:45 pm EST



  • Friedrich Wacker, Head of Directorate on International Cooperation, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany (via video)


  • John McDermott, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH), IFPRI
  • Karen Scanlon,Vice president of Sustainability for Dairy Management Inc. Innovation Center for US Dairy
  • Joe Swedberg, Board Chairman, Farm Foundation and VP - Legislative Affairs (Rtd.) Hormel Foods Corp.
  • Christopher Delgado, Consultant, Africa Agricultural Policy Unit, The World Bank 


Closing Remarks

  • Astrid Jakobs de Padua, Minister Counselor, Food and Agriculture,  Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany--Washington

Livestock production is facing growing social and environmental demands. Farmers, food producers, consumers, and environmentalists all have different views on addressing these challenges.

Starting from a recap of this month’s Global Forum on Food and Agriculture in Germany, expert panelists will look at the critical debates confronting the livestock sector, with time for Q&A.