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Join free digital FEFAC XXIX Congress on September 25

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The FEFAC XXIX Congress will take place for the first time as a free, fully digital live stream session on September 25, 2020 (09:30-11:00 CET), in partnership with BFA (the Belgian Feed Association).

The roadmap towards a carbon-neutral feed and livestock sector is a central theme of the congress. FEFAC will present its Feed Sustainability Charter 2030 providing the EU feed industry response to the EU Green Deal Objectives affecting EU feed and livestock production. The charter includes five ambitions addressing specific feed-related Green Deal Objectives on:

  • Climate change: Reduction of GHG emissions by promoting the use of the PEFCR Feed and the GFLI Database.
  • Circular economy: Increased use of co-products and human inedible feedstuffs.
  • Biodiversity: Upgrading of the FEFAC Soy Sourcing Guidelines to facilitate the transition towards responsible and deforestation-free soy supply chains.
  • Sustainable food systems: Optimization of nutrient efficiency.
  • Antimicrobial resistance: Animal nutrition solutions to support animal health and welfare.

The charter contains concrete feed sector actions at EU and national level featuring animal nutrition solutions that can help increase the sustainability of livestock farming operations. They are aimed to provide meaningful answers to growing market expectations as well as to increased societal demands at the EU and global levels. On the road towards 2030, FEFAC will publish annual Feed Sustainability Charter Progress Reports, based on robust sector sustainability indicators, to measure how FEFAC members are implementing impactful, specific feed supply chain actions.

The Congress features a live expert panel debate between Michael Scannell (European Commission), Pekka Pesonen (Copa-Cogeca), Philippe Weiler (Lidl Belgium), Preben Sunke (Danish Crown) and Jean-François Timmers (WWF) on the Green Deal and market expectations to the European livestock and feed industry.      

“We want to contribute to the important public debate about feed sustainability, also in the digital space, by providing meaningful solutions for the sustainable development of the European livestock sector. I am extremely proud to welcome a “high caliber” expert panel at our joint FEFAC & BFA Congress,” said BFA president, Dirk van Thielen.

“We highly appreciate the open dialogue with our partners in the value chain and public authorities, who are willing to assist the European feed industry in setting the right priorities, allowing it to fully exploit its knowledge as a global leader in innovative animal nutrition solutions to support our livestock customers. We consider the FEFAC Sustainability Charter 2030 to be a milestone in this process, raising the bar to a higher level,” said FEFAC resident, Asbjørn Børsting.

For more information and registration, visit www.feedfuture.be.      


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