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Animal Production,
the Key in a European Sustainable
Circular Bioeconomy







Animal Task Force 6th Seminar
Wednesday 16th Nov. 2016 09:00h - 17:00h
FLAGEY - Place Sainte Croix - 1050 Brussels (Ixelles) - Studio 5


With an increasing global population and consequently, food demand, the livestock sector is a key actor to address the challenge of global food and nutrition security. Animal productions can contribute efficiently to the European Bioeconomy for a sustainable food-chain, providing multiple benefits. Still, the sector is strongly questioned for its environmental impacts, inefficient use of resources, animal health and welfare and supposedly human health issues linked to the consumption of animal products.

Since January 2016 and at ATF-EAAP Special session, on Aug. 29th, 2016, in Belfast, the Animal Task Force has engaged a dialogue between research, farmers, industry, decision makers and european stakeholders. The aim is to provide input for public policies on the role of livestock in realising a Sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe, and to share on avenues for improvement and research needs.

During the ATF seminar, policy-makers, sector representatives, politicians, NGOs, researchers and industry experts are invited to join the discussion.
The Animal Task Force (ATF) promotes a sustainable and competitive animal production in Europe. We are a public private partnership of experts from knowledge institutes and industry representative organisations from across Europe. We work on fostering knowledge development & innovation in the whole animal production chain.


Click here to see the programme (PDF)

Final detailed report here.


Please, find below the presentations of the 6th seminar of ATF:


Introduction - Jean-Louis Peyraud, ATF President

Session 1: Animal productions and the European Sustainable Circular Bioeconomy

Panel discussion 1, moderated by Martin Scholten, WUR

Session 2: Animal production contributing to a more efficient agriculture and to the provision of safe and various by-products