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ECO-FCE Stakeholder Workshop & World Café: Developing tools to maximise feed use efficiency in monogastrics

ECO-FCE is a European research project that will provide strategies and tools to the pig and poultry industries in order to feed a growing global population in an efficient and ecologically-friendly manner. In cooperation with the European Federation of Animal Sciences (EAAP), ECO-FCE will organise a stakeholder workshop to disseminate, discuss and exchange initial promising research results.

30 August 2015 - 30 August 2015
Poland

This stakeholder workshop is open to scientists, industry representatives, farmers, breeders, policy-makers, desicion-makers and other stakeholders who are interested in the ECO-FCE results. The stakeholder workshop will include a combination of formal presentations and a 'world café' event. The 'world café' approach will provide a less formal platform for a more personal exchange of feedback and discussion of results.

Main topics

Feed innovation to improve efficiency and reduce pollution
What more can genetics offer us to improve feed efficiency?
How the gut fosters feed efficiency?
The ECO-FCE toolbox to be developed for the pig and broiler sectors

The ECO-FCE stakeholder workshop is held in cooperation within the annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Sciences, EAAP.

Why participate?

To get the latest information from a major EU project.
To give feedback and input into the results of ECO-FCE.
To be part of the ECO-FCE Network and actively contribute to impact.
To initiate active and ongoing discussions

The ECO-FCE stakeholder workshop is organised in such a way that it will start with formal presentations about the initial promising results in ECO-FCE. These presentations will provide the participants with a good basis of knowledge about the ECO-FCE project and its work. This knowledge will be the basis for the discussions within the world café part of the workshop. The world café approach will facilitate collaborative dialogue and the sharing of knowledge and ideas to create a living network of conversation and action. In this process a café ambiance is created, in which participants discuss topics and issues in small groups . At regular intervals the participants move from group to group. One 'group' manager remains and summarizes the previous conversation to the new group members. Thus the proceeding conversations are cross-fertilised with the ideas generated in former conversations with other participants. At the end of the process the main ideas are summarized and presented in a plenary session. The ECO-FCE team will define the main topics and questions that will be discussed at each group. It will give stakeholders the chance to actively contribute to the ECO-FCE project and to be part of the ECO-FCE stakeholder network.

Keywords

pig and poultry industries, feed use efficiency, ecological footprint, food security