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Promoting a sustainable livestock sector in Europe

About us


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, famers and research from across Europe.

We are a knowledge based lobby organisation working on the forefront of livestock related issues in Europe. Our members are representatives from knowledge providers, industry organisations and farmer organisations and have expertise of every aspect within the livestock value chain; from feeding and breeding to production and processing. We unite and enable them to create an integrated approach that is needed to contribute to the environmental and societal challenges our mission involves.

Our goals are to stress the importance of sustainable livestock production for Europe’s future; to provide our vision on investments to be made within the sector; to support knowledge development and innovation by enhancing cooperation and knowledge exchange; and to set the agenda for research and innovation in the animal domain.


Read more about why we promote a sustainable livestock sector

For more information on the Animal Task Force:
General Introduction, powerpoint 
Animal Task Force Brochure




News Headlines

2nd White Paper of ATF - 06 February 2017
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