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Promoting a sustainable livestock sector in Europe

FABRE-TP - Farm Animal Breeding & Reproduction Technology Platform

FABRE-TP is an industry-led EU technology platform for the animal breeding sector set up to tackle major issues concerning sustainable animal breeding and reproduction. It brings together key stakeholders around a common vision for the development of research, innovation and technologies to address key issues affecting farm animal breeding and reproduction. FABRE-TP is supported by 120 organisations across Europe to enhance the sustainability of animal breeding and reproduction, both within Europe and internationally. Sustainability in farm animal breeding includes animal welfare and health, animal integrity, biodiversity, environmental protection, consumer safety, food quality, profitability and general commercial viability. The key challenge of sustainable breeding is to balance all these concerns.


Animal farming plays an important role in European society. Optimised animal production systems have many benefits: contributing to a safe, healthy and diverse diet, helping maintain sustainable human communities in marginal regions and offering opportunities to reduce the environmental footprint.

A vibrant and effective animal breeding and reproduction industry is essential if Europe is to meet the future challenges of animal farming in a rapidly changing ecological, economic and social environment. Farm animal breeding and reproduction is a global, highly competitive and knowledge intensive sector. European breeding organisations are major players in the global market, having a major influence on the genetic make-up of future animals and animal production systems.

FABRE-TP in the Animal Task Force

Animal genetics and the interaction with other key disciplines are vital elements for animal production systems. Therefore FABRE-TP is fully supportive of the ATF. FABRE-TP has been active since and was a founding member of the ATF. FABRE-TP actively supports the ATF by contributing knowledge and contacts via its extensive network across the animal domain.

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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