Dr. Henning Steinfeld

Chief of Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations


  • Plenary 1 - Sustainability

    Tuesday 19 April 09:30 - 9:45

    FAO Global Sustainability Initiatives - Global Agenda & LEAP

  • Workshop 5 - Sustainable Feed & Livestock Initiatives

    Wednesday 20 April 11:15 - 11:30

    The LEAP initiative - Guidelines on feed supply chains & LEAP+

  • FEFAC Session 2: "New tools for environmental footprinting: a necessary step to allow mitigation of environmental impacts?"

    Thursday 21 April 14:50 - 15:10

    Livestock sector change / FAO perspective on key drivers and tools to achieve global reduction targets on environmental impacts


    Dr. Henning Steinfeld is a leading agricultural economist and sustainability expert with specialized expertise in livestock policies, climate change and agricultural development. Henning obtained an M.SC and Ph.D in agricultural economics from the Technical University of Berlin. He was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2005 and 2010 (Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Institute for Foreign Studies) and was awarded an Honorary doctorate in veterinary medicine, Uppsala Agricultural University, in 2012. He started his professional career with research and development assignments in Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Rwanda.  He joined FAO in 1990 and has been working on livestock sector issues, in various positions, since 1992.  He currently is Chief of the Livestock Information, Sector Analysis and Policy Branch, working on poverty issues, human and animal health threats, and environmental sustainability issues.