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Promoting a sustainable livestock sector in Europe

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Sweden

About Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, SLU
SLU is a world-class university in the fields of life and environmental sciences. SLU’s area of expertise encompasses agricultural sciences, veterinary medicine, natural resources and environment, as well as rural development and landscape architecture. In addition to basic research, SLU pursues problem-oriented research focused on the needs of its stake holders. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science is the only such faculty within the sector in Sweden. The combination of veterinary medicine and animal science makes the Faculty unique, not only in Sweden, and provides an excellent opportunity for multidisciplinary research and education. The Faculty has recently formed LEARN (Livestock Extension And Research Network), capitalising on the excellent farm animal research facilities recently established at Lövsta near Uppsala. LEARN aims at increased collaboration between the University and stakeholders within farm animal and food industry, both nationally and internationally.

The vision of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, SLU, is to provide for the sustainable use of animals with good animal welfare and health for good food security and public health. We are engaged in most aspects of the life and welfare of domestic animals. This applies to farm livestock, as well as research animals, companion animals and animals in sports. Our main areas for research and teaching are animal health, animal husbandry, animal welfare, biomedicine, genetics and breeding, and veterinary public health.

SLU in the Animal Task Force
SLU represents the Swedish knowledge institutes in the ATF. The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, at SLU, is an expert knowledge provider with competence in all aspects of farm animals, but also of sports, lab and companion animals.

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Prof Lotta Rydhmer

Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
P.O. Box 7023
SE-750 07 Uppsala


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