First Announcement: Steps to Sustainable Livestock 2016

First Announcement – International Conference

Steps to Sustainable Livestock

12th-15th January 2016 Bristol, UK

Following a high level of interest and feedback generated by the Global Farm Platform position paper published as the Comment ‘Steps to Sustainable Livestock’ (Nature 507, 32-34, 2014), we are planning an International Conference on sustainable ruminant livestock production to be held in Bristol 12-15 January 2016. This event will be held under the joint auspices of the Global Farm Platform, the Food Security and Land Research Alliance and the Cabot Institute, with financial support from the Global Innovation Initiative and the Worldwide Universities Network. The conference will focus on seven themes based on the headings in the position paper, namely:

o    Consumption of human food by livestock,

o    Animal species and genotypes suited to their environment,

o    Animal health and welfare,

o    Feeding animals optimally,

o    Human nutrition – focus on healthy food,

o    Husbandry systems appropriate for local environment, culture and economy,

o    Knowledge transfer, and additionally

o    Minimising environmental footprint

We plan to have sessions on each of these areas with international keynote speakers many drawn from the Global Farm Platform, and will shortly publish further details and a call for abstracts for oral presentations and posters.

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