[Source: Research & Innovation] With an increasing global population and consequently, food demand, the livestock sector is a key actor to address the challenge of global food and nutrition security. Animal productions can contribute efficiently to the Bioeconomy for a sustainable food-chain, providing multiple benefits. Still, the sector is strongly questioned for its environmental impacts, inefficient use of resources, animal health and welfare and supposedly human health issues linked to the consumption of animal product. Since January 2016 and at ATF-EAAP Special session, on Aug. 29th, 2016, in Belfast, the Animal Task Force has engaged a dialogue between research, farmers, industry, decision makers and European stakeholders. The aim is to provide input for public policies on the role of livestock in realising a Sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe, and to share on avenues for improvement and research needs. Policy-makers, sector representatives, politicians, NGOs, researchers and industry experts are invited to join the discussion.
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