Discussion forum on climate protection, economic efficiency and animal welfare - Strong demand at International Green Week Berlin – Conflicts and compromises in global livestock farming

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The discussion forum initiated by the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology in Dummerstorf together with the Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank on current questions of climate protection, economic efficiency and animal welfare on 19 January during the International Green Week (IGW) in Berlin is in high demand. The event at the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is already fully booked.

Participants on the podium include Dr. Reinhard Grandke, Managing Director of the German Agricultural Society (DLG e. V.), Dorsten Höhne, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Züllsdorf GmbH, Josef Gelb, Managing Director of Josef Gelb GbR, as well as representatives of the FAO, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, and a major Spanish agricultural institute. The FBN is represented by Prof. Cornelia C. Metges, head of the Institute of Nutritional Physiology.
The Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, together with the Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, a development bank for agriculture and rural areas, has invited to a panel discussion on the field of conflict between climate protection, economic efficiency and animal welfare (CityCube Berlin, Level 3) at 10:00 a. m. on Friday, 19 January. Representatives of the media are very welcome.

Panel discussion
Friday, 19 January 2018,10:00-12:00
"Climate protection, economic efficiency and animal welfare – challenges and conflicting goals of sustainable livestock farming in context global markets"
CityCube Berlin, Messedamm 26, 14055 Berlin, Level 3, M4/M5
Languages: German, English
Online registration: www.gffa-berlin.de/registrierung


The Forum will initiate a discussion on the link between performance, animal welfare and animal health, as well as climate and environmental protection. This triangular relationship is characterised by biological, ecological and economic factors with pros and cons of interrelationships and conflicting objectives. The aim is to examine the desirability of higher productivity in livestock farming in order to reduce their ecological footprint and satisfy global demand for products of animal origin. It will also discuss whether and how productivity and efficiency improvements can be accompanied by animal welfare, animal health and consumer acceptance.
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on key issues of the future for the global agricultural and food industry, which will take place for the tenth time during the International Green Week in Berlin from 18 to 20 January 2018. The motto of the three-day conference is "The future of animal production - sustainable, responsible and efficient". The forum, an event organised by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), provides an opportunity for politics, business, science and civil society to exchange views on a topical agricultural policy issue and to explore possible political solutions.

Panel discussion
Friday, 19 January 2018,10:00-12:00
"Climate protection, economic efficiency and animal welfare - challenges and conflicting goals of sustainable livestock husbandry in the context of global markets"

MODERATION
Maren Diersing-Espenhorst, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Agricultural Today

PANEL DISCUSSION
Dorsten Höhne
Chairman of the Management Board of Züllsdorf GmbH, Züllsdorf, Germany
Joseph Gelb
Managing Director Josef Gelb GbR, Merching, Germany
Prof. Dr. Cornelia C. Metges
Head of the Institute for Nutritional Physiology at the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, FBN, Dummerstorf, Germany
Dr. Wendy Rauw
INIA - Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria, Madrid, Spain
Dr. Anne Mottet
FAO - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy
Dr. Reinhard Grandke
Managing Director, DLG e. V., Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Further information is available at
www.gffa-berlin.de/fachpodium-7-2018
www.gffa-berlin.de/veranstaltungsort
www.rentenbank.de

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