EU associations representing the livestock value chain have come together to organise this pivotal event on the future of livestock. Our event aims to offer an open discussion amongst scientists, policymakers, NGOs and the private sector, to show our willingness to seek dialogue with all stakeholders and address societal challenges through feasible and practical solutions. Together we can work towards bringing an end to the current polarisation around animal husbandry and the role of livestock both in our food systems and in society.
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14:00 – Opening remarks from Event Moderator, Rose O’Donovan, Editor of AGRA FACTS followed by Keynote speech: FAO’s role in promoting sustainable livestock production around the world • Thanawat Tiensin, FAO Director of Animal Production and Health Division
14:25 – Panel discussion: Animal Welfare in Livestock Farming Setting the Scene: Leonard Theron, RumeXpert Panellists: • Antonio Velarde, IRTA • Lucie Carrouée, DG SANTE • Inês Grenho Ajuda, Eurogroup for Animals
15:10 – Panel discussion: Livestock Farming and the Environment Setting the Scene: Manuel Maia, young dairy farmer Panellists: • Pablo Manzano, Basque Centre for Climate Change • Catherine Geslain-Lanéelle, DG AGRI • Célia Nyssens, European Environmental Bureau
15:55 – Coffee break
16:25 – Panel discussion: The Role of Livestock in Healthy Diets and Nutrition Setting the Scene: Stefaan De Smet, Ghent University Panellists: • Alice Stanton, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland • Camille Perrin,BEUC
17:10 – High-level panel: Future EU policy on livestock Panellists: • Roberto Berutti, European Commission • Pablo Bernardos Hernández, Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food • Marco Contiero, Greenpeace EU • Pekka Pesonen, Copa Cogeca
17:55 – Closing remarks: Moderator
The event will be followed by networking drinks and a walking dinner.