30th FEFAC Congress in Ystad (Sweden) on Circular feed for sustainable livestock & aquaculture systems
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30th FEFAC Congress in Ystad (Sweden) on Circular feed for sustainable livestock & aquaculture systems

FEFAC, together with its Swedish (FS – Foder & Spannmål) and Danish (DAKOFO) member associations will host the 30th FEFAC Congress in Ystad (Sweden) on 14 – 16 June 2023. The main theme of the Public Annual meeting will focus on the contribution of Circular feed to sustainable livestock and aquaculture systems.

The programme and registration for the event can be found here. The deadline for registration is 28 February.

EU, Nordic and Baltic feed, livestock and aquaculture sector delegates will discuss with experts from the European Commission and EU Swedish EU Council Presidency, the opportunities and challenges of circular feed and sustainable feeding techniques to facilitate the transformation of EU livestock and aquaculture systems. This takes place in the context of 1st implementation year of the new CAP reform and the announced publication of the EU legislative framework for sustainable food systems.

Two panel sessions with EU and national policymakers and key value chain partners will explore the potential synergies of new EU policy instruments and key innovations in animal nutrition science and in the feed industry, which can help improve the circularity and sustainability profile of aquaculture and livestock production.

For the first time, FEFAC, FS and DAKOFO will host animal species-specific expert workshops covering farmed fish, ruminant and monogastric animal production, to identify the relevant ‘best practice” professional recommendations, which can create a virtuous cycle reducing the environmental footprint while increasing nutrient efficiency and circularity of highly diverse animal production systems.

FEFAC President and Director DAKOFO Asbjørn Børsting: “I am sure that the FEFAC 30th Congress will provide a unique opportunity focussing on key innovations in the animal nutrition and feed sector which are driving sustainability and circularity of respective land animal and aquaculture production systems, at a time of high pressure on global food security and resiliency”.

FS President Jan Rundquist: “The first FEFAC Congress ever held in Sweden will allow all feed and livestock chain actors to exchange views with the Swedish EU Council Presidency, other national and EU policymakers and value chain partners, to discuss the best use of the new EU policy instruments laid down in the CAP to incentivise implementation of more circular feeding techniques at farm level”.

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