Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, the United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all member countries to aim to reach by 2030.

In 2015, the United Nations launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for all member countries to aim to reach by 2030.

Here are some of the ways in which working equids contribute towards achieving some of these:  

No poverty
No poverty 

Through work in agriculture, construction, transportation, or tourism, working horses are relied upon for generating income.  


Zero hunger
Zero hunger

Working horses are often used to transport food to and from local markets widening the communities’ ability to access quality nutrition, as well as enabling people to herd their other livestock species over large areas and distances. 


Clean water
Access to water  

By using working horses to assist people in carrying water- for drinking, washing and agricultural work- reduces the time required to access it.  


Gender equality
Gender equality 

Working horses are relied upon to carry out tasks that women would otherwise perform themselves. This empowers women, enabling them to be economically active and to increase their community status. 


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