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Industry organisations in the European Union, including the leather industry’s representative, COTANCE, have joined forces to set up a new multi-stakeholder group called European Livestock Voice, reports Leatherbiz.
France’s national development agency AFD has agreed to lend €300 million to the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The money will go towards helping small-scale farmers in high-risk countries build up their resilience to shocks and increase their productivity.
This 2016 article makes good reading The ancient plains of Montana once hosted herds of animals that grazed the land. Now, cattle and other domesticated animals do that work.
One4Leather writes that an often-criticized aspect of the food industry is the inefficiency of livestock converting feed to protein for human consumption; meat. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has looked into this assumption in a recent study, finding that animal products will for the foreseeable future, play an important part in global food security and nutrition.
This is a really interesting graphic, particularly for those who inexplicably believe that cattle are reared purely to make leather, notes Dr Kerry Senior, Director of Leather UK and Sacred Cow.
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