ATF events in 2021
  • The 9th ATF-EAAP Special Session / Davos, Switzerland, August 30th, 2021
  • The 11th ATF seminar / Brussels, Belgium, November 2021


One-day symposium - EAAP 2021: Mixed crop/livestock systems - do they deliver more resilient food systems?
In 2021, the EAAP Livestock Farming Systems Study Commission and the ATF Special Session have joined into a one-day symposium.
Format of the symposium
The symposium would like to engage discussion with farmers, industries, scientists, policy-makers and with the society. Most important findings will be discussed with a panel.
The outcomes of the session will be discussed with a large panel of European stakeholders during the ATF seminar, in Brussels, in November 2021.
This one-day symposium aims to contribute to:
  • Engage a dialogue with various stakeholders;
  • Address how research and innovation can support 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;
  • Support knowledge development and innovation;
  • Foster ownership by farmers and industries.
Monday 30 August 2021
Provisional programme
Mixed crop/livestock systems – do they deliver more resilient food systems ?
EAAP session #07
Welcome & introduction
By Frank O'Mara, ATF President - @FrankOMara8, Michael Lee, chair of the EAAP LFS Study Commission, Isabel Casasús, EAAP President - @EAAPofficial
How to re-implement synergies between crops and livestock farming? A research and innovation perspective.
Outcomes from the ATF and Plants for the Future workshops and webinars (2018 to 2020)
By Amrit Nanda, Plants for the Future ETP - @Plant_ETP & Jean-Louis Peyraud, INRAE - @PeyraudJean
Development of plants with improved composition for animal nutrition, animal health and welfare and animal product quality – successes and opportunities
By Michael Lee, Harper Adams University - @HarperAdamsUni
Reducing the feed and food competition: perspectives and best practices
What can plant breeding do to better feed animals?
By Max Schulman, farmer - MTK - @max_schulman
Novel feed from crops and crop residues. Vision from the feeding industry
By Ruud Tijssens, Agrifirm Group - @RuudTijssens
Animal breeding towards the valuation of new feed
By Lisanne Verschuren, Topigs Norsvin - @TopigsNorsvin 
New Phenotypes for grass utilisation under grazing to improve grass breeding
By Tomás Tubritt, Teagasc - @teagasc 
Coffee break
Improving resilience of organic beef-sheep farming systems
By Claire Mosnier, INRAE - @UMR_Herbivores
Does integration promote sustainability in organic multi-species livestock farms
By Marc Benoit, INRAE - @MBenoitBZ
Feeding natural feedstuffs: fruits, nuts, and insects to heirloom turkeys from day 1 to 18 weeks old
By Nüket Acar, Penn State University College of Agricultural Sciences - @AgSciResearch
Pulses and oilseed rape for food and feed
By Olaf Sass, Norddeutsche Pflanzenzucht Hans-Georg Lembke KG


with speakers and the audience
Moderated by Ana Sofia Santos, ATF Vice-President - @fia_maria & Michael Lee, chair of the EAAP LFS Study Commission - @EAAPofficial
Going beyond the Feed vs Food competition: crops and animals together to address food and nutrition security
EAAP session #17
Novel concepts & methodologies to assess the role of livestock farming in sustainable food systems
Nutritional valorisation from plants to humans: towards One Nutrition?
By Ruud Tijssens, FEFAC - @FEFAC_EU
Adjusting feed efficiency methodologies considering the added value of animals to valorise inedible feed and biomass from marginal land
By Jean-Louis Peyraud, INRAE & GIS Avenir Elevages - @PeyraudJean & Anne Mottet, FAO - @Anne_Mottet
Evaluate the land-use efficiency of regional livestock systems from a food systems perspective
By Donagh Hennessy, Teagasc - @teagasc 
A partial Life Cycle Assessment of smallholder livestock systems in Western Kenya
By Phyllis Wanjugu Ndung'u, University of Pretoria - @UPTuks
Policy making, environmental, territorial and economic soundness, social acceptability of novel options for reconnecting crops and livestock sector.
Restoring or reinventing the virtuous cycle of crop-livestock integration?
By Shirley Tarawali, ILRI/GASL - @ILRI 
Coffee break
with speakers and the audience
Moderated by Ana Sofia Santos, ATF Vice-President - @fia_maria & Michael Lee, chair of the EAAP LFS Study Commission - @EAAPofficial
By Frank O'Mara, ATF President - @FrankOMara8


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