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Promoting a sustainable livestock sector in Europe

ATF Seminar 2018

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ATF 8th seminar
07 November 2018
University Foundation, Brussels

From 9:00 to 16:45

 
BALANCE PRODUCTION / CONSUMPTION
Animal farming for Humans’ well-being and planetary health

Presentations available!

 
 
Background
It is often communicated in the media and among the general public that European citizens should reduce their consumption of animal products/proteins. Very often, the justification is both based on human health and sustainability point of views (use of resources, impact on climate, environmental footprint, AMR, animal welfare…). Can we find a consensus on recommended shares of animal products in our diets, at the junction of human health and planetary health? What share of animal-derived food in our diet is desirable from the environmental and health point of views? What does it mean for animal production in the EU and globally?
 

Format of the ATF Seminar
The session would like to engage discussion with farmers, food processors, industries, retailers, nutritionists, scientists, policy-makers and also with the society. The ATF seminar is a follow-up of the ATF-EAAP special session (27th Aug. 2018 – Dubrovnik, Croatia). The most important findings of the session will be discussed with a panel.
 
 
Aim
The ATF seminar aims to contribute to:
  • Engage a dialogue with various stakeholders;
  • Support knowledge development and innovation, foster ownership by farmers and industries;
  • Address how research and innovation can help the livestock sector;
  • Provide input to European research and innovation agendas and to public policies to secure Europe’s role as a leading global provider of safe and healthy animal-derived products.
 
 
 
Programme:
 
09:00 Opening and welcome coffee
 
09:30 Welcome and introduction
  • Jean-Louis Peyraud, ATF President
 
09:40 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIETAL EXPECTATIONS AND POLICY MAKING
  • Fredrick Federley, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe at the European Parliament
 
SESSION 1: ANIMAL PRODUCTIONS & PLANETARY HEALTH
 
10.00    Environmental impacts, roles and services from livestock farming: current situation and avenues for improvement 10.40    Questions
 
 
PANEL DISCUSSION

11.00     Assessment of environmental impacts and services of animal food systems 11.15    Concept of Safe Operating Space 11.30    Discussion moderated by Martin Scholten (WUR), with:
  • Karl Schedle, pig farmer
  • Florian Leiber, FIBL
  • Anders Henrik Herlin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Erik Mathijs, Katholic University Leuven

 
12:45 - 13:45: Lunch
 
 
SESSION 2: HEALTHY DIETS, RURAL DEVELOPMENT & ECONOMICS
 
13.45 Risks and benefits from animal products and their substitutes: Vision from nutritional science 14.05 Importance of livestock farming for the development of rural territories in Basque Country: strategies and action plan 14.25 Questions
 

PANEL DISCUSSION
 
14.45 Economic consequences of different scenarios of animal production in Europe
 
15.00 Discussion moderated by Martin Scholten (WUR), with:
  • Karl Schedle, pig farmer
  • Florian Leiber, FIBL
  • Annika Thies & Josef Efken, Thünen Institute of Market Analysis
  • Edith Feskens, WUR
  • Karlos Mas, Lorra S. Coop
16:30 Closing
 
 
 
 
 
Practical information:
University Foundation
Egmontstraat / Rue d'Egmont 11 - 1000 Brussels
The University Foundation is located just between two underground stations (Troon/Trône and Porte de Namur/Naamsepoort).