Sustainable livestock sector
Mission and vision
Biodiversity and soil health
Climate smart livestock farming
Precision livestock farming
Innovation in livestock farming
is a major challenge to the sustainable development of the livestock sector in Europe and the world. At the seminar politicians, industry representatives, knowledge providers and policy-makers discussed questions like 'How does Europe's livestock sector remain competitive in a context of growing resource scarcity and a need to address climate change? What are the opportunities and challenges to improve the European livestock sector resource-use efficiency? What would a European Agenda of Action for a sustainable livestock sector look like?'
Global Agenda of Action
This seminar has been organised in close cooperation with Copa-Cogeca and the FAO. The FAO hosts the global initiative 'Global Agenda of Action for sustainable livestock sector development'. This GAA deals with resource-use efficiency on a global level through three initial focus areas: closing the efficiency gap, restoring value of grasslands, zero discharge.
The ATF seminar discussed the implications of the Global Agenda of Action for Europe. After presentations of experts, the participants worked on a European Agenda of Action for a resource-efficient livestock sector.
Please find below the presentations given during the seminar.
2nd ATF seminar (Nov. 2012)
Welcome presentation, by P. Vriesekoop, Chair of ATF
The global resource crises and livestock, by H. Steinfeld, FAO
Closing the efficiency gap – a contribution from European feed industry, by R. Tijssens, Agrifirm
Restoring value of grasslands, by A. Peeters, THEA
Zero discharge – towards full recovery of nutrients and energy from manure, by N. Penlington, BPEX
Report of 2nd ATF seminar
Innovation Action Plan for a sustainable livestock sector in Europe
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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