Future of the EU Livestock - Online workshop

The European Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate-General Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) of the European Commission organize a half-day online workshop on 9 March  from 14:00 to 17:30 CET to present and discuss with stakeholders the study on the Future of EU livestock from Jean-Louis Peyraud (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) and Michael MacLeod (Scotland's Rural College).

You can register to the workshop here.

Agenda 

14:00-14:15

Introduction by 

Ms. Maria Angeles Benitez Salas, Deputy Director-General, DG AGRI Mr. Giovanni De Santi, Director - Sustainable Resources, JRC

14:15-15:00

Session 1: STUDY ON FUTURE OF EU LIVESTOCK: HOW TO CONTRIBUTE TO A SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL SECTOR? 

Chair: Mr. Peter Wehrheim, Head of Bioeconomy & Food Systems Unit, DG RTD

The objective of this session is to present the outcome of the study and to give the opportunity to the participants to ask questions or to share their views on the topics addressed in the study.

Jean-Louis Peyraud (INRAE), and Michael MacLeod (SRUC)

15:00-16:00

Session 2: SCIENTIFIC PANEL: FORESIGHT ON THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE LIVESTOCK SECTOR 

Chair: Mr. Giampiero Genovese, Head of Economics of Agriculture Unit, JRC

The objective of this session is to have the scientific view on a specific number of challenges and questions that the livestock sector is faced with: environment & climate, production systems, transport & animal welfare, diet change, dependence on soybean imports.

Anne Mottet (FAO), Martin Scholten (WUR), Arne Astrup (Novo Nordisk Foundation, Denmark), Alejandro Parodi (WUR)

16:00-17:15

Session 3: STAKEHOLDER PANEL : DIFFERENT PATHWAYS TO A SUSTAINABLE LIVESTOCK SECTOR 

Chair: Ms. Brigitte Misonne, Head of Animal Products Unit, DG AGRI

This session is about the view of the farmers, the industry, consumers and environmental NGOs on the challenges that lay ahead towards a more sustainable livestock sector. This will be followed by an open discussion with all participants.

Tiina Linnainmaa 

(COPA-COGECA), Geneviève Savigny (Via Campesina), Camille Perrin (BEUC), Marco Contiero (Greenpeace) and Cormac Healy (tbc) (UECBV)

17:15-17:30

Concluding remarks by 

Mr. Wolfgang Burtscher, Director-General, DG AGRI

17:30

End of the workshop