NETWORKING GROUP 'Meat Business Women' is holding a 'global dialogue' meeting to bring together the sector ahead of the United Nations Food Systems Summit this September.

The online meeting has been scheduled for April 14, starting 8am, in an effort to align those working across the sector amid concerns that the global meat industry has become 'fragmented'.

Meat Business Women is facilitating the event, which will include UK Chief Veterinary Officer Christine Middlemiss as its keynote speaker, and workshops that feed directly into the UN FSS work.

Meat Business Women chair Laura Ryan commented: “The global meat industry is fragmented and I’m extremely concerned there isn’t an aligned global narrative ahead of the UN FSS which could result in negative ramifications for our industry. Meat Business Women is a global unifying community which brings the sector together. Holding dialogues are fundamental to getting the voice heard of our sector and the important role it plays for all.”

The meeting agenda will explore how gender equality can deliver a more sustainable meat industry, who needs to be involved and what actions need to be taken to ensure the involvement and empowerment of women working in the sector, and what impact gender equality could have directly on the actions identified within the UN FSS.

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