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Promoting a sustainable livestock sector in Europe



About FINS:
The Institute of Food Technology (FINS) was established by the Executive Council of Province of Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia, in 2007, based on the research potential and 50 years long tradition and experience of the former Yugoslav Institute for the Food. FINS is a public institution and part of the University of Novi Sad which is 2nd largest university in Serbia and has more than 50.000 students.
The institute attaches great importance to scientific international cooperation, which is carried out throughout vast number of projects per year, covering a broad range of topics (Horizon2020, FP7, COST, EUREKA, ERASMUS+, IPA, etc. FINS ensures also a consistent flow of scientific results towards industry and provides bridge between research and application in practice.

Research in animal feed technology, experimental trials with animals, and technology of animal products is primarily carried out at Research Center for Feed Technology and Animal Products. Pilot plant for feed technology, pilot plant for meat technology, and feed technology laboratory also exist as units of the center.

The vision of the Institute of Food Technology (FINS) is to provide knowledge at national and European level in order to contribute to welfare of animals and human, and well-being of the society. Livestock and food production are facing various challenges, such as increasing demand for animal products, search for alternative protein sources, concerns related to environmental protection, etc. FINS is devoted to facing these challenges throughout numerous activities, such as R&D, knowledge and technology transfer, education, dissemination, and international cooperation, which will contribute to sustainable production in European scope.

FINS in the Animal Task Force:
FINS represents the Serbian scientific community in the ATF. As one of the leading research institutions within Southeast Europe, FINS provides expertise in the field of animal feed and animal products’ science and technology.  FINS aims to advance knowledge in sustainable production management, exploitation of biological resources and development of new technologies and products in the “field to fork” chain. FINS is dedicated to contribute to the success of ATF.

For more information:
Senior research associate in animal feed technology
Research Center for Feed Technology and Animal products
Institute of Food Technology in Novi Sad
Bulevar cara Lazara 1, Novi Sad, 21000, Serbia
Office phone: 00381-21-4853796

News Headlines

2017 ATF events - 08 June 2017
ATF-EAAP Special Session
28 August 2017
Tallinn, Estonia

ATF annual Seminar
26 October 2017
Brussels, Belgium


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


Roadmap for Sustainable EU Livestock. - 30 June 2017

Making food production more sustainable is one of the greatest challenges of our times. In the face of global population growth, increased demand for animal protein, and climate action commitments, we need to ask ourselves how the EU livestock sector can become more sustainable? How can more be produced with less?
Official website 

Environmental sustainability of livestock production - 14 February 2016

Following the first debate entitled “Environmental sustainability of livestock production” organised by ELANCO, EU40 presented “Sustainable EU Livestock Actions Towards an Innovative, Climate", at the European Parliament, Brussels, 27 April 2016. We are pleased to share the ppts and videos of the event, below:


Videos: Overview of the session:

Interview with the ATF President Mr. Jean Louis Peyraud:

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WAFL2017 - 21 November 2016
7th International Conference
on the Assessment of Animal Welfare
at Farm and Group Level

5-8 September 2017

Wageningen, The Netherlands

Official website here