Agro-economists: priorities for animal nutrition
Agro-economic experts and scientists from the major geographical regions
of the world have defined priorities for innovation.
Representing North and South America, Asia and Europe, the experts met at the
InnoVision 2007 meeting in Noordwijk-aan-Zee, the Netherlands, organised by
Dutch animal feed company Nutreco, to discuss the balance of resources for feed,
food and fuel from an animal nutrition perspective.
Together, they defined the main challenge for the global animal
nutrition industry as providing cost-efficient conversion of low value raw
materials to high value protein in a sustainable way.
This must be
achieved at a time when there is increasing tension in demand for agricultural
products resulting from the growing world population, rising standards of living
and a surge in demand for energy from crops.
three priorities they set for research to enable the agricultural industry to
meet the challenge were:
â€¢ Feedstuff and formulation technology to
ensure the agricultural industry can provide animal food products at affordable
â€¢ Identification of new natural feed additives to improve feed
digestion and contribute to animal health and welfare
- optimising the nutrition of animals in relation to their genetic
â€¢ Agri Vision
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