International Workshop ‘Carbon Footprint Animal Nutrition’ for stakeholders
On Monday June 20th 2011 an international Workshop ‘Carbon Footprint Animal Nutrition' was taken place. This workshop was organised by the Product Board Animal Feed and the Wageningen University and Research.
The target group is the stakeholders in the agricultural industry in the widest sense and meant for the following organisations and companies: crop producers, primary food processors, (compound) feed industry, animal husbandry, the dairy, meat and egg industry.
Below you find the presentations of this day.
Program 20th of June 2011
Opening by Theun Vellinga
Importance of a transparent / public and uniform / harmonised and widely accepted calculation of
the Carbon Footprint Animal nutrition
° Opinion of the European Commission (Myrian Driessen)
° Opinion of the FEFAC (Michael Marsden, AB Agri/FEFAC)
° Opinion of the meat industry (Siem Korver, UECBV-Clitravi joint Taskforce)
° Opinion of the food industry (Klaas Jan van Calker, Unilever UK) Session 2
State of the art in methodology and data quality
° Netherlands (Theun Vellinga, Wageningen Livestock Research, Lelystad, and Hans Blonk, Blonk Milieu
° Sweden (Christel Cederberg, SIK -Institutet för Livsmedel och Bioteknik, Göteborg)
° France, the Agri-Balyse project (Michael Corson, INRA - Institut National de la RechercheAgronomique,
Program 21st of June 2011
The 2nd day there were two excursion destinations.
Excursion to the experimental facility of Provimi in Velddriel
The reduction of methane emission by cattle is one of the subjects on which the research by Provimi is focused. In addition, research is also conducted into the sustainability of feed in other production animals. After an explanation of the measuring techniques with regard to methane emission and the highlights of the research by Provimi, the experimental facility will be visited in groups.
Field trip to the dairy farm of the partnership firm Van Wijk in Waardenburg
The partnership firm Van Wijk is one of the participants in the project ‘Koeien en Kansen' (Cows and Opportunities). This is a project which has been running for many years. In this project a number of ‘pioneer companies' explore how new challenges in the environmental field can be taken up at the company level. They receive guidance on this from WUR-LR in Lelystad by means of knowledge instruments, among other tools. The dairy farm will be visited after an explanation of the objectives of the project has been given first. Also, a short presentation will be given of the way in which Dutch dairy farms have to deal with ‘Land Use Change'.
Joost van den Borne , Wageningen UR Livestock Research
Hink Perdok, Sustainability Projects Director, Provimi
Léon Šebek, WUR Livestock Research
Theun Vellinga, Wageningen UR Livestock Research
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