Healthy animals mean healthy people and a healthier planet, so I am proud to work for a company that works closely with other organisations and stakeholders to help foster innovation in Europe’s livestock sector.
In 2016, we organized – together with EU40 – a series of three events in the EU parliament around the three pillars of sustainable livestock production: environmentally sound, economically viable and socially responsible
Challenges as to advance rural mobility, generation renewal, and sustainable livestock and animal health must be addressed to ensure agricultural production meets our current needs without compromising those of future generations. The latest development, and to continue our journey, we have created the Roadmap for Sustainable EU Livestock together with the EU40.
The EU40 events were an excellent springboard, but the roadmap initiative provides a solid framework from which the sector can work from. It also coincides with the debate around the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) reform that will lay the foundation for the future of European agriculture.
The roadmap aims to offer concrete steps to enhance sustainable European agriculture, focusing on five key areas:
1. Strengthening the competitiveness of the livestock sector
2. Investment in science, technology and innovation
3. Promoting the technologies improving rural mobility for livestock goods
4. Adopting a holistic legislative approach to encourage science-based solutions contributing to sustainable livestock
5. Encouraging exchanges on progress in sustainability between the livestock sector and consumers
The roadmap also offers additional support for our ongoing efforts and work in Brussels, offering much needed backing for when we present our case for sustainability in the context of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).
Going forward, the roadmap is an excellent platform on which Elanco, together with the EU40 and other stakeholders, can continue to build on existing relationships and create new ones by partnering with organisations such as CEJA (European Council of Young Farmers), Animal Taskforce, FEFAC (European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation) among many more.
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