ATF events in 2022
In 2022, 2 events will be organised on the topic "Livestock emissions and the COP26 targets":
  • the 2nd one-day symposium of the ATF and the EAAP Commission on Livestock Farming Systems, September 05th, 2022, Porto, Portugal
  • the 12th ATF seminar, November 17th, 2022 - Brussels, Belgium


Programme of the 2nd ATF-LFS one-day symposium
Since 2013, the ATF-EAAP Special Session during the EAAP Annual Meeting aims to bring together animal science with practice of animal production and connect researchers, policy makers, industry representatives and societal organisations. Every year, a different topic is addressed during this session.
In 2021, the EAAP Livestock Farming Systems Study Commission and the ATF Special Session have joined into a one-day symposium. In 2022, they have decided to continue the collaboration.
This 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.

The outcomes of the session will be discussed with a large panel of European stakeholders during the 12th ATF seminar, in Brussels, on 17 November 2022.


Monday 05 September 2022
Provisional programme
EAAP2022 - Porto, Portugal
Registration mandatory on the EAAP2022 website! Click here to register
Welcome & introduction
By Frank O'Mara, ATF President - @FrankOMara8 & Michael Lee, President of the EAAP LFS Study Commission
State of policies and research about climate impacts from livestock, metrics & mitigation options
IPCC AR6 Working Group III report: overview of agricultural sector GHG emissions
By Harry Clark, NZAGRC - @nzagrc
FAO report: Technical Advisory Group on Methane emissions from the livestock systems and Working group on metrics
By John Lynch, Oxford University - @UniofOxford
EU policy tools to decrease emissions from the livestock sector
By Valeria Forlin, DG Clima, Unit C3: Low Carbon Solutions (III): Land Economy & Carbon Removals - @EUClimateAction
And Andreas Pilzecker, DG Agri, Unit B2 - Environmental sustainability - @EUAgri
10:15 Coffee break
Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Green House Gases GRA-GHG
By Hayden Montgomery, Special Representative of the GRA - @GRA_GHG
Production profiles and GHG emissions – pilot study on farm practices towards circular bioeconomy
By Dana Peškovičová, NPPC
Territorial-scale trade-offs of livestock performance: cattle diet composition perspective
By Ruizhen Wang, INRAE - @INRAE_France
State of the art in Research and Innovation – Nutrition and supplements
By John Newbold & Jamie Newbold, SRUC - @SRUC
Research and innovation for climate change mitigation from an animal breeding perspective
By Oscar Gónzález Recio, INIA-CSIC - @INIA_es
State of the art in Research and Innovation – Manure management
By Henrique Trindade, UTAD - @UTAD_RS & David Fangueiro, ISA - @isagronomia


with the speakers of the last 2 presentations, the audience and
  • David Yañez-Ruiz, CSIC with a 5-minute presentation of “Relivestock” - @EEZCSIC
  • Review of research in genetics from the WCGALP2022, World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (to be confirmed)
  • Michael Lee, Harper Adams University as representative from BSAS2022, British society of Animal Science Conference - @HarperAdamsUni  @BSAS_org
  • Nicolas DiLorenzo, University of Florida, as representative from GGAA2022, International Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture Conference
Moderation by Tommy Boland, EAAP LFS Study Commission and Ana Sofia Santos/Ana Granados, ATF Vice-presidents
GHG emissions mitigation in practice
At farm gate: feed systems, increased soil carbon sequestration and energy production
By Anne-Catherine Dalcq, CEJA - @_CEJA_
Breeding towards efficiency in Finnish dairy and beef cattle improves environmental performance
By Sanna Hietala, LUKE - @LukeFinlandInt
GHG emissions mitigation in practice: a Dutch farmer with monogastrics & ruminants
By Iwan Gijsbers, ZLTO - @ZLTO
Vision industry: Danone & its project that aims to support French dairy farmers in their Carbon footprint reduction
By Maëline Baudet, Danone - @DanoneFR




with speakers and the audience
  • White spots?
  • Gaps in R&I
Moderation by Tommy Boland, EAAP LFS Study Commission and Ana Sofia Santos/Ana Granados, ATF Vice-presidents
Coffee break
State of implementation of good practices in various EU projects
By Josselin Andurand, IDELE - @InstitutElevage
Taxonomic profiling of pasture fed sheep divergent for methane output
By Stuart Kirwan, Teagasc - @teagasc
Alentejo’s beef farms economic and environmental performance through a regionally developed decision
By Manuel Dos Santos, Técnico Lisboa - @istecnico
Phytochemical and in vitro methane inhibition of plant extracts as influenced by extractive solvents
By Abubeker Hassen, University of Pretoria - @UPTuks
Considerations from modelling UK livestock farming: How farmers can reduce emissions
By Harry Kamilaris, CIEL - @CIELivestock1
By Frank O'Mara, ATF President - @FrankOMara8 & Michael Lee, President of the EAAP LFS Study Commission
Reducing carbon footprint in the Azorean meat industry
By Ana Pereira, Universidade dos Açores, Instituto de Investigação em Tecnologias Agrárias e do Ambiente
Optimising the integration of crop and dairy production systems in the Netherlands
By Lianne Alderkamp, WUR - @WUR
Carbon farming as an element of two meat quality production systems in Poland
By Jacek Walczak, National Research Institute of Animal Production - @iz_pib
The use of ammonia mitigation methods in animal production for the official Polish emission inventor
By Jacek Walczak, National Research Institute of Animal Production - @iz_pib


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