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Food and feed for the Future: proceedings of the workshop

The workshop Food and Feed for the Future took place in Lyon, France, on 1 September 2023. It was organized by INRAE, AFZ and CSIRO and sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme "Sustainable agricultural and food systems".

Click on the link below to download the proceedings (free)

Click on the link below to register for accessing other materials of the workshop (free for AFZ members)

How will we shape the future of feed and food?

As a reader of Feedipedia, you are probably concerned about the future of food and feed. And you are probably wondering how it will be possible to produce enough food and feed for everyone in the context of climate change. We are glad to announce "Food and Feed for the Future", an international workshop sponsored by the OECD Co-operative Research Programme "Sustainable agricultural and food systems" to be held in Lyon (France), on September 1st. Early bird rates and deadline for abstracts submissions: June 15th. Register here : https://oecdfoodandfeed.sciencesconf.org/

Learnings from Animal Raising Zones -- taking Chinese dairy cattle raising zone as an example

By Chong Wang 1, Jianxin Liu 2, Harinder P.S. Makkar3, Jinyong Yang4 

This paper introduced the concept of Animal Raising Zones (ARZs) and lists advantages of rearing dairy cattle in these zones. In addition, some existing implementation issues that prevent realization of full potential of the ARZs are also presented. The site selection for, and construction of, the ARZs, production management, member participation options and dividend sharing modes of the Zones are discussed. The information presented here would help the upcoming ARZs managements and the existing ones to implement good management practices to harvest the maximum benefits from the ARZs.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021: worrying news

FAO report on The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 is now available. It presents the first global assessment of food insecurity and malnutrition for 2020. Hunger will not be eradicated by 2030 unless bold actions are taken to accelerate progress, especially actions to address inequality in access to food. Gender inequality being one main driver with prevalence of moderate or severe food insecurity being 10 percent higher among women than men in 2020, compared to 6 percent in 2019. The report highlights the need for a deeper reflection on how to better address the global food security and nutrition situation.

Feedipedia's 8th anniversary

Eight years ago, in November 2012, Feedipedia, the worldwide open access encyclopedia of feeds for farm animals, was launched and the audience began to be monitored.

  • 447 datasheets have been written and updated
  • 18205 literature references have been used to write these datasheets
  • 1638 images have been collected or created
  • 2.9 million raw data on more than 100 parameters have been used to calculate 1100 brand new feed tables