The 11th ATF seminar: "Going beyond the Feed vs Food competition: crops and animals together to address food and nutrition security"

The ATF seminar would like to engage discussion with farmers, industries, scientists, policy makers and with the society. It is a follow up of the One-day Symposium of the ATF & Livestock Farming Systems Study Commission Session, EAAP Annual Meeting in Davos on August 30th, 2021. It will be followed, in the afternoon, by a ATF-FEFAC stakeholders and dissemination event with some Horizon 2020 projects around the topic, in Brussels, November 18th, 14.00-16.00. 

Aim: This one-day symposium aims to contribute to:

  • Engage a dialogue with various stakeholders;
  • Address how research and innovation can support the livestock sector;
  • Provide input to European research and innovation agendas and to public policies to secure Europe’s role as a leading global provider of safe and healthy animal-derived products;
  • Support knowledge development and innovation;
  • Foster ownership by farmers and industries.

Thursday 18 November 2021Provisional programme. Registration will open soon

9:00 Welcome & introductionBy Frank O’Mara, ATF President – @FrankOMara8
09:05 Summary of the outcomes of the ATF-EAAP LFS one-day SymposiumBy the ATF secretariat or Presidency
9:15 Public policies: vision from policy makerBy Wolfgang Burtscher, European Commission – DG Agri – @EU_Commission
9:30 How can EU livestock avoid soya feed? Vision from an NGOBy Alain Peeters, WWF-Belgium – @WWF_Belgique
Developing the use of by -products
9:45 Vision from feeding industry on the potentials from by-products in the EU in animal feedBy Alexander Döring, FEFAC – @FEFAC_EU & Anton Van Den Brink, EFFPA – @EFFPA_EU
10:10  Farmers increasing forage in the diet instead of concentrates: example of grassfed products in areas of intensive use of concentratesBy… (to be announced)
10:25  Use of inedible feed in the pork industry, feed efficiency: sustainability metrics, calculating tools, including C footprintBy… (to be announced)
10:40Break
Towards mixed crop production
11:00 Dual purpose crop production across a diversity of livestock systems in the EUBy… (to be announced)
11:15 Governance: good examples of crop farmers and livestock farmers working togetherBy… (to be announced)
11:30 PANEL DISUSSIONwith speakers and the audienceand Marc Cornelissen, Plants for the Future ETP – @Plant_ETP
13:00 ClosingBy Frank O’Mara, ATF President – @FrankOMara8