New World Bank Position on Livestock
by Colin Campbell, PhD
Here is a brief summary on a very exciting development at the World Bank. I spent several years working on this project with a group at the bank who were interested in changing its policy of funding big projects for developing livestock feedlots in developing countries. The progress was slow and, at times, reversed. Now, there seems to be a firm new policy and I am delighted. (The real credit for this should go to a couple of nameless guys at the bank who took professional risks to invite me and others to become involved.) What made this project much more possible were the earlier publications of John Robbins, Les Brown at the World Watch Institute and others.
So, occasionally, it seems there is progress in this field and I don’t mind publicizing it! The World Bank should be congratulated on its courage to establish this new policy. I think we can all take heart that we are heard from time to time. Summary of New World Bank Strategy
The latest livestock strategy published by the World Bank involves some rather significant new directions for the bank. Although the publication came out in late 2001, in May 2002 there was an internal meeting in the bank to “launch” the strategy, and the following points were highlighted:
Colin Campbell is a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University.