CCA hosts UN Food Systems Summit dialogues

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The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) are hosting a virtual conversation series this week in anticipation of the upcoming United Nations Food Systems Summit.

This dialogue held April 27 – 29, 2021, entitled Grazing Livestock: Building Sustainable Protein Supply Chains, will explore the vital role that grazing livestock play in providing both nutritious and nature positive solutions for Canada. The event is intended to bring together a diverse set of stakeholders for a bold, solutions-oriented discussion on sustainable diets. The conversation will explore best practices and challenge attendees to answer what’s next, what’s missing, how we can do better.

“CCA is honoured to host this important and timely event. Never has food been more on the forefront on the minds of Canadians than now. We have an exciting agenda planned with a variety of experts who will lead us through meaningful discussion on how Canadian cattle and grazing animals contribute to the food system on a global scale,” said Bob Lowe, CCA president.

Three sessions will be held on the following topics: Nature-based Solutions for Sustainable Production; Grazing Animals and Sustainable Consumption; and Nature Meets Nutrition: Grazing Animals and Sustainable Diets.

Insight and feedback gathered from the sessions will be analyzed and formally provided to the United Nations in advance of the Summit this fall.

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