Dr. Aimable Uwizeye is interested in global change toward a low-emission livestock sector. He is a Livestock Policy Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy. He has more than 12 years of experience in livestock development, animal health and environmental assessment of the global livestock sector. At FAO, Aimable leads a programme aiming at Policy Analysis to support Nationally Determined Contributions for Climate Action in livestock systems and leads several projects on reducing enteric methane emissions from ruminants and assessing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock systems in different countries. He also supports the Koronivia Joint Work of Agriculture (KJWA) and provides technical expertise to the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership. He also contributes to the Global Agenda for Sustainable Livestock (GASL).
Previously, Aimable studied the effects of yeasts on the subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in beef cattle at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research Centre in Alberta, Canada, and was in charge of Veterinary Services in Western Province, Rwanda,
Aimable holds a doctorate in Veterinary Sciences and Medicine and a double master's degree in Sustainable Development in Agriculture, focusing on sustainable livestock systems. He also holds a Ph.D. in Global Animal Production systems from Wageningen University and Research, the Netherlands, completed in collaboration with FAO and the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc).
Life Cycle Assessment of agri-food
Environmental impact assessment of the livestock supply chain.
Sustainable Development of Livestock Sector
Social, Economic and Environmental sustainability and global change towards integrated and circular agri-food systems.
Livestock systems analysis and policies
The interactions between food security, farming systems, ecosystems, and animals. Interest in Livestock and Climate change policies, the Paris Agreement and Private Sector initiatives
Animal health and One health approach
The interactions between animal diseases and human emerging diseases, epidemiology and the role of animal health in sustainability.
Livestock and environment
Addressing climate change, reducing methane emissions and nitrogen pollution, enhancing productivity and market access