The Joint International Congress on Animal Science “Climate change, biodiversity and global sustainability of animal production” wil be held in Lyon, France, from August 26th to September 1st, 2023.
The event is co-organised by INRAE and the French Association for Animal Production (AFZ), on behalf of the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP), the World Association for Animal Production (WAAP) and by “France Génétique Elevage” on behalf of Interbull.
Different sessions will take place to cover various areas of knowledge related to animal science, such as genetics, nutrition, physiology, animal health and welfare. The event has already attracted an incredibly high number of abstract submissions: 1200 for theater presentations within 99 sessions and 700 as posters. More than 2000 delegates are expected on site and many others will attend online.
Sunday, August 27, 2023
- Control of Green House Gas emissions in Ruminants farming
- Biodiversity as a lever for sustainable animal production
Monday, August 28, 2023
- Adaptation of breeding strategies and genetics to climate change, right animal for right environment
- Alternative and new feed resources to reduce feed/food competition and enhance circularity of livestock production.
Tuesday, August 29, 2023
- Plenary session: Can we feed the planet without depleting its resources?
- Pasture based solutions to realise a role for ruminants in a sustainable food system
Wednesday, August 30, 2023
- Transformation of livestock practices in response to society’s expectations on animal welfare, market demand for animal products and environmental issues
- Environmental challenges of cattle tropical grazing systems
Thursday, August 31, 2023
- Molecules in animal nutrition: over and above building blocks
- Carbon sources and sinks within global livestock system
Food and Feed for the Future
INRAE, CSIRO and AFZ will hold a workshop at ISARA, Lyon, on September 1st 2023, sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme: Sustainable Agricultural and Food Systems.
For Agri-food systems to evolve towards a pattern of sustainability and resilience to ensure food security and nutrition for all, major transformations in agricultural systems and natural resource management are necessary. They must ensure a safe and healthy future for all people and the entire planet. The growing protein demand of the growing global population can only be sustainably addressed by diversifying the protein offering. The workshop will present and discuss challenges and opportunities for protein production from animals, plant-based sources, and novel protein sources (insects, yeast, and microalgae) and how they contribute to sustainable food systems. Different options will be discussed to address this problem: new technologies such as microbial production to produce more food or to consider more sustainable land-based food systems.
More information: https://oecdfoodandfeed.sciencesconf.org/