Sustainable feed for sustainable food: global solutions for climate resilience and climate change mitigation
Deutscher Verband Tiernahrung e.V.
Time: Thursday, 21. January 2021, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CET), subsequent deep dive 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Languages: English, German
Experts from animal nutrition discussed global and local opportunities to reduce the ecological footprint of animal feed. Scientists from the field of animal nutrition presented current research results and possible ways of influence.
Against this background, Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Windisch explained his concept of animal-based bioeconomy, highlighting the role of animals in the utilization of non-edible biomass.
Dr. Gert van Duinkerken also focused on the benefits of the circular economy. He emphasized the importance of integrated systems for a holistic approach to reduce the carbon footprint of food production and to reducere food loss and waste.
Dr. Jan Dijkstra explained approaches to reduce methane emissions from cattle and the potential therein to minimize negative climate impacts from livestock production.
Representing the European Commission, Dr. Wolfgang Trunk, DG SANTE, outlined the EU approach for a sustainable feed supply, with particular reference to the elements listed in the Farm-to-Fork Strategy. At the end of the expert panel, FEFAC President Asbjørn Børsting presented European activities on sustainability. In particular, he referenced the five ambitions of the FEFAC Sustainability Charter 2030 and their potential to support the goals of the Green Deal.