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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

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

ATF annual Seminar
26 October 2017
Brussels, Belgium


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?
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