Title: “How can livestock production contribute to global food security? Farms and industries of the future in Asia and Eastern Europe”
Date and Location: 19 January 2018, 10:00 am-12:00 noon, CityCube Berlin, Level 3
Organiser: German Agribusiness Alliance/AG Agrarwirtschaft, Association of German Livestock (BRS), German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV), German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations (OA);
In collaboration with: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), German-Sino Agricultural Center (DCZ), Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
With the increase in global population and greater prosperity comes a worldwide rise in the consumption of animal source foods. To meet the elevated demand, the production of and trade in animal products has to be intensified without putting additional strain on the environment or neglecting animal protection. Solutions to these challenges will determine the future of agricultural animal husbandry as one of the most significant economic factors in many regions of the world. In Asia, these developments are particularly evident, as, for example, 60% of the world’s population live there already. The demand for animal source products has seen an enormous increase in Asia. This impacts the environment if there is a shortage of water or a lack of water treatment and if nutrients of the economic fertilizer are not fed back into the cycle. The sustainable intensification of animal husbandry requires a further development of regional animal production that is both resource-conserving and in line with the conditions on the ground. Regionally adapted, modern production technology is a key to success, if sufficient resources are available. Using international agricultural expertise, technology and genetics is the foundation for developing animal husbandry into an efficient and sustainable industry.
In collaboration with the German Agribusiness Alliance, the German Asia-Pacific Business Association and the German Committee on Eastern European Economic Relations, the Association of German Livestock will host an expert panel. It focuses on how to sustainably drive the expansion of animal production using German expertise putting regional emphasis on Asia and Eastern Europe. This event is hosted in collaboration with the German-Sino Agricultural Center and the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies.
The expert panel as part of GFFA provides the opportunity to deepen the understanding of the opportunities and challenges of animal production and trade in the international dialogue between politics, science, business and civil society.
Prof. Dr. Martin Petrick, Deputy Head of Department Agricultural Policy, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
Fan Shenggen, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute
Dr. Jean-Louis Peyraud, President of Animal Task Force and Deputy Scientific Director for Agriculture at the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA)
Dr. Olga Trofimtseva, Vice Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine
Ralf Strassemeyer, Managing Director, Masterrind GmbH
Please check the Expert Panel Programme Brochure for more information.