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Promoting a sustainable livestock sector in Europe

ATF Seminar 2018

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ATF 8th seminar

07 November 2018

University Foundation, Brussels

From 9:00 to 16:45




BALANCE PRODUCTION / CONSUMPTION
Animal farming for Humans’ well-being and planetary health




Background
It is often communicated in the media and among the general public that European citizens should reduce their consumption of animal products/proteins. Very often, the justification is both based on human health and sustainability point of views (use of resources, impact on climate, environmental footprint, AMR, animal welfare…). Can we find a consensus on recommended shares of animal products in our diets, at the junction of human health and planetary health? What share of animal-derived food in our diet is desirable from the environmental and health point of views? What does it mean for animal production in the EU and globally?


Format of the ATF Seminar
The session would like to engage discussion with farmers, food processors, industries, retailers, nutritionists, scientists, policy-makers and also with the society. The ATF seminar is a follow-up of the ATF-EAAP special session (27th Aug. 2018 – Dubrovnik, Croatia). The most important findings of the session will be discussed with a panel.


Aim
The ATF seminar aims to contribute to:
  • Engage a dialogue with various stakeholders;
  • Support knowledge development and innovation, foster ownership by farmers and industries;
  • Address how research and innovation can help 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.



Programme:

09:00 Opening and welcome coffee

09:30 Welcome and introduction
    • Jean-Louis Peyraud, ATF President

      09:40 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIETAL EXPECTATIONS AND POLICY MAKING
      • Fredrick Federley, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe at the European Parliament

      SESSION 1: ANIMAL PRODUCTIONS & PLANETARY HEALTH

      10.00    Environmental impacts, roles and services from livestock farming: current situation and avenues for improvement
      10.40    Questions


      PANEL DISCUSSION

      11.00     Assessment of environmental impacts and services of animal food systems

      11.15    Concept of Safe Operating Space
      11.30    Discussion moderated by Martin Scholten (WUR), with:
      • Karl Schedle, pig farmer
      • Florian Leiber, FIBL
      • Anders Henrik Herlin, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
      • Erik Mathijs, Katholic University Leuven


      12:45 - 13:45: Lunch


      SESSION 2: HEALTHY DIETS, RURAL DEVELOPMENT & ECONOMICS

      13.45 Risks and benefits from animal products and their substitutes: Vision from nutritional science
      14.05 Importance of livestock farming for the development of rural territories in Basque Country: strategies and action plan
      14.25 Questions


      PANEL DISCUSSION
       
      14.45 Economic consequences of different scenarios of animal production in Europe


      15.00 Discussion moderated by Martin Scholten (WUR), with:
      • Karl Schedle, pig farmer
      • Florian Leiber, FIBL
      • Annika Thies & Josef Efken, Thünen Institute of Market Analysis
      • Edith Feskens, WUR
      • Karlos Mas, Lorra S. Coop

        16:30 Closing






        Practical information:
        University Foundation
        Egmontstraat / Rue d'Egmont 11 - 1000 Brussels
        The University Foundation is located just between two underground stations (Troon/Trône and Porte de Namur/Naamsepoort).