Goats of the World and World of Goats – Emerging from the Shadow of COVID-19
This virtual conference will take place from 2 pm to 6 pm European Time (Paris time).
Goat breeding, as part of the livestock sector is a key contributor to food security, nutrition and livelihoods, especially for the world’s most vulnerable populations. Since the global outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, the world’s goat production and the life of the farmers have been severely affected. The aim of the conference is to investigate the negative impacts (current and potential) of the pandemic e.g. reduced access to animal feeds, inputs and services; reduced processing capacities; compromised storage and conservation options; difficulties in inland and international transportation; animal health problems because of reduced testing and diagnostic capacity; lack of animal disease control programmes. Reports will be delivered on national and regional levels (by Country Representatives and Regional Directors of IGA), hoping to get a global overview by the end of the conference. The organisers would be more than happy to see some actions, how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the goat sector.
“Goat breeding: an alternative for the food and social development of Mexico”
When and where is the conference?
September 24-27, 2014 at the Universidad Politécnica de Guanajuato
Who should attend?
Goat producers, livestock experts and students
What is the objective?
Promote updating, transferring of technologies and exchanges of experiences between all players in the supply chain (goat producers, service providers, researchers, students, processors and traders) and goat product system for their development as an important agribusiness sector agribusiness in Mexico.
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«La caprinocultura: una alternativa para el desarrollo agroalimentario y social de México»
24-27 de Septiembre de 2014
Productores caprinos, técnicos pecuarios y estudiantes.
Propiciar la actualización, transferencia de tecnologías y el intercambio de experiencias entre todos los actores de la cadena productiva (caprinocultores, prestadores de servicios, investigadores, estudiantes, transformadores y comercializadores) del sistema producto caprino que permitan su desarrollo como una agroindustria importante en el sector agroalimentario y social de México.
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.