The motivation for a conference on goats in Norway was based on two wishes. One wish was to welcome international experts on goats to a regional IGA conference in Norway, and the second was to finalize a national scientific project on goat milk quality with a conference on this topic. These two whishes were merged together and the idea was supported by the IGA Board.
We would like to invite you to the European Regional Conference on Goats 2014, a cross-border conference to be held in Debrecen (Hungary) and Oradea (Nagyvárad, Romania) from 8 to 11 April 2014!
The goat sector in Central and Eastern Europe is very diverse regarding types of breeds, production systems and numbers of animals. Each region has its own indigenous breeds with unique characteristics – however, they also share many similarities. Exotic / international breeds (i.e. Saanen, Alpine, Nubian, Boer, etc.) also play an increasingly important role in these countries.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.