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Promoting a sustainable livestock sector in Europe


Management board

The Animal Task Force is managed by a board, consisting of three persons:

 WHO    Function    
Mr. Jean-Louis Peyraud

Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Head office: 147 rue de l'Université 
75338 Paris




Mrs. Vivi Hunnicke Nielsen

Danish Centre for Food and Agriculture
Aarhus University
Blichers Allé 20
8830 Tjele



 Representing the knowledge providers

Mr. Jan Venneman

European Forum of Farm Animal Breeders (EFFAB)
P.O. Box 76
6700 AB Wageningen
The Netherlands
 Representing the industry bodies


The management board is assisted by a secretariat that deals with the daily management of the Animal Task Force. The secretariat is hosted by EFFAB, the European Forum for Sustainable Farm Animal Breeding which has offices in Wageningen - The Netherlands, and in Brussels - Belgium.

The ATF secretariat is run by 

Florence Macherez

Secretary General 


Susana De Magalhaes

Assistant to Secretary General



You can contact our secretariat:
Animal Task Force
Co/ Maison Nationale des Eleveurs
149, rue de Bercy
75595 Paris  - Cedex 12

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