Sustainable livestock sector
Mission and vision
Biodiversity and soil health
Climate smart livestock farming
Precision livestock farming
Innovation in livestock farming
Putting the i in livestock: innovation for a productive and sustainable livestock farming
The ATF Special Session focussed on farmers: how farmers arrange innovation, how research can contribute to innovation on farm, and how farmers can contribute to applicable research. The Session addressed best practices of innovative farmers from across Europe.
With the start of the European Innovation Partnership on Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP--‐Agri) in 2014, more emphasize will be paid to multi‐actor innovation with farmers in the lead and research in a support role. Bringing research to practice will be more and more important. A key role in this process and in the EIP--‐Agri is reserved to farmers. With this Special Session the ATF and EAAP intended to contribute to the understanding of the roles of farmers and their interaction with scientists in innovation processes.
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’ brought to light new challenges to innovate for a sustainable livestock sector. The seminar focused on key challenges for innovation and ways to turn the excellent research being done in Europe into practice. Inspiring examples from innovative businesses were central at the seminar. Representatives from Ynsect, UNIFORM-Agri, Elanco and Vencomatic Group presented examples of enabling technologies for societal change from their companies. Together with key-note speakers from the research arena and policy-makers, the discussion focussed on how we can further enhance innovation that supports a sustainable development of a competitive animal sector in Europe.
Below, you will find the report and presentations of the ATF-EAAP special session and seminar.
2nd ATF-EAAP special session (Aug. 2014)
Successes and failures in bringing innovation to practice – an overview. By H. Swinkels, HAS Den Bosch
Cases of innovative farmers across Europe. Case #1 by N. Pedersen, a Danish pig farmer
Cases of innovative farmers across Europe. Case #2 by M. Havermans, a Dutch dairy farmer
Cases of innovative farmers across Europe. Case #3 by D. Nieddu, an Italian sheep farmer
Cases of innovative farmers across Europe. Case #4 by R. Fuller, an English cattle farmer
How National farmer organisations anticipate on the EIP - Part #1 by D. Bruins, board member LTO and dairy farmer
How National farmer organisations anticipate on the EIP - Part #2 by C. Johnston, Royal Agricultural Society of England
How the EC intend to arrange the EIP. By J.-C. Cavitte, EC-DG Agri
Report of ATF-EAAP special session 2014
4th ATF seminar (Nov. 2014)
Programme of the 4th ATF seminar
Innovating animal production for a food secure world. By S. Treyer, IDDRI
Innovation: what is it and how does it work? By P. Baret, University of Louvain
Innovating sustainable animal production and the European research arena. By B. Polten, SCAR-CWG
European Innovation Partnership on Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability. By I. Boot, EC-DG Agri
Insects as novel feed. By B. Armenjon, Ynsect
An exemple of precision livestock farming. By H.-J. van der Beek, UNIFORM-Agri
Importance of research and innovation for farmers. By C. Johnston, Royal Agricultural Society of England
4th ATF seminar report
10th ATF seminar (postponed to early 2021)
University Foundation - Brussels
ATF-EAAP Special session (EAAP annual meeting)
3rd International Bioeconomy Congress
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28th International Symposium "Animal Science Days"
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