Animal Task Force's 4th seminar
Putting the i in livestock
Innovating for a productive and sustainable livestock sector
On November 5, the 4th Animal Task Force Seminar took place in Brussels. The Animal Task Force’s Seminar ‘Putting the i in livestock- innovating for a competitive and sustainable livestock sector’ brought together researchers, industry representatives, policy-makers and societal organisation to discuss the new challenges to innovate for a sustainable livestock sector.
The Seminar focused on key challenges for innovation and ways to turn the excellent research being done in Europe into practice. Inspiring examples from innovative businesses were central at the Seminar. Representatives from Ynsect, UNIFORM-Agri, Elanco and Vencomatic Group presented examples of enabling technologies for societal change from their companies. Together with key-note speakers from the research arena and policy-makers, the discussion focussed on how we can further enhance innovation that supports a sustainable development of a competitive animal sector in Europe.
The regulatory environment and subsidies can be hurdles to stimulate investments in innovations. Also the ‘orgware’ and ‘software’ aspects of innovation should be taken into account. Strong communicators are needed to translate scientific findings to practical solutions, sound training programmes and on-farm demonstrations.
Please find below the presentations of the 4th ATF SeminarWelcome
Martin Scholten, President Animal Task Force
Innovating animal production for a food secure world
Sebastien Treyer, IDDRI / SUSFOOD ERAnet
Innovation: what is it and how does it work?
Philippe Baret, University of Louvain
Innovating sustainable animal production and the European research arena Iman Boot, European Innovation Partnership on Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability
Bernhard Polten, Standing Committee on Agricultural Research – Sustainable Animal Production CWG
Enabling technologies for societal change - breaking innovations in the animal sector
Novel Feed - Benjamin Armenjon, Ynsect
Precision livestock farming - Harm-Jan van der Beek, UNIFORM-Agri
Animal health - Jan van Unen, Elanco
Farm Systems - Theo Hoen, CEO Vencomatic group
Innovative farmers and industry – looking back at ATF/EAAP Special Session ‘Innovative farmers'