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Promoting a sustainable livestock sector in Europe
The Animal Task Force is a European Public-Private Platform. We promote a sustainable and competitive livestock sector in Europe. We are a leading body of expertise, representing key stakeholders from industry, farmers and research from across Europe.
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7th ATF Seminar

26 October 2017, Brussels, Belgium

White Paper

ATF Brochure

ATF past events

ATF Seminar 2016

Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference
ATF presentation online

ATF-EAAP Special Session 2016

 ATF Seminar 2015

ATF-EAAP Special Session 2015

eport ATF seminar now online

Click here to see the presentations

Report and presentations of our Special Session are now online!

2017 ATF events


ATF-EAAP Special Session
28th August 2017

Tallinn - Estonia
  7th ATF annual Seminar
26th October 2017
Brussels - Belgium 

2017 ATF theme:
Food integrity in the food chain:
How can the animal production sector contribute?

2016 ATF events


Animal Production, the Key
in a European Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy


In 2016, ATF organised 2 events :


- ATF-EAAP Special session (August 29th) in Belfast, United Kingdom

Report available here


- ATF 6th annual seminar (November 16th) in Brussels, Belgium

Report available here


Graduate Jobs in Europe
Our members represent 26 different EU Member States, the Switzerland and several industry organisations. Click on this map to see which Member States are involved.

For a list and more info on our members, click here.

Members map

News Headlines

2017 ATF events
ATF-EAAP Special Session
28 August 2017
Tallinn, Estonia

ATF annual Seminar
26 October 2017
Brussels, Belgium


2nd White Paper of ATF
2016 was an important year for the European Horizon2020 research agenda setting. The ATF has worked all year long on a Second White Paper (2016) of suggested priorities for research and innovation for the Horizon2020 2018-2020 Work Programme.
Today, we are pleased to announce that the Second White Paper is now available.
This update of the First White Paper (2013) and Addendum (2014) was prepared by the Animal Task Force Presidency and members. It was largely inspired by a dialogue with key stakeholders and institutions in Europe and through the participation of various events related to the European research and innovation agenda and policy setting, to provide a consulted contribution from the animal production sector to the agenda setting for research and innovation.

2nd White Paper
Appendix 2 of the 2nd White Paper


Roadmap for Sustainable EU Livestock.

Making food production more sustainable is one of the greatest challenges of our times. In the face of global population growth, increased demand for animal protein, and climate action commitments, we need to ask ourselves how the EU livestock sector can become more sustainable? How can more be produced with less?
Official website 

Environmental sustainability of livestock production

Following the first debate entitled “Environmental sustainability of livestock production” organised by ELANCO, EU40 presented “Sustainable EU Livestock Actions Towards an Innovative, Climate", at the European Parliament, Brussels, 27 April 2016. We are pleased to share the ppts and videos of the event, below:


Videos: Overview of the session:

Interview with the ATF President Mr. Jean Louis Peyraud:

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7th International Conference
on the Assessment of Animal Welfare
at Farm and Group Level

5-8 September 2017

Wageningen, The Netherlands

Official website here 

Other events

EU-PLF Closing Conference
Bright Farm by Precision Livestock Farming

29 September 2016
Brussels, Belgium

12-13 April 2016
Utrecht, Netherlands

EIP-AGRI workshop "Operational Groups: first experiences"
20 - 21 April 2016
Legnaro, Italy

Environmental sustainability of livestock production
27 April 2016
European Parliament
Brussels, Belgium

International Precision Dairy Farming Conference
21 - 23 June 2016
Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

12 - 15 September 2016
Krakow, Poland

Economic and social pillars of sustainable livestock production
28 September 2016
Brussels, Belgium

Bratislava Bioeconomy Conference
17 October 2016
Bratislava, Slovakia

Global Food Forum
14 - 15 October 2016
Close to Milan, Italy