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Animal welfare and Sustainability

On September 19, one day before ASD 2023, we will organize a one-day course on Animal welfare and Sustainability. The course will be given by the group of Prof. Christoph Winckler from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences – BOKU, Vienna and Prof. Jože Verbič from the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia.

Participation in this course is free of charge, please indicate your participation in the registration form.

Content of the course

  • Concepts of animal welfare and sustainability (introduction)

  • Environmental footprint of animal production systems, integration in bioeconomy and sustainable use of agricultural/biological resources

  • Case studies addressing interdependencies between Animal welfare and sustainability (group work)

  • Synergies and trade-offs between improvement of animal welfare and achieving the sustainable development goals (and vice versa)

  • Complex integration of different parameters of environmental footprints in animal production (lecture)