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September 12-14, 2012: 2nd IFOAM Animal Husbandry Conference in Hamburg, Germany

Building on the first conference of the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements in the US in 2006, farmers and scientists will once again have the opportunity to exchange information and build new partnerships at the 2nd IFOAM International Organic Animal Husbandry.


Although organic livestock production has made significant advances over the last few decades, navigating complex regulatory frameworks and dealing with other challenges facing the sector, organic livestock systems will benefit from an exchange at the international level.

This conference will concentrate on health and food safety in organic livestock production systems, marketing trends, innovation in organic livestock production systems and livestock breeding strategies. Key figures from around the world will present the diversity of organic livestock systems, including opportunities and challenges on the horizon. Topics will relate to a wide range of livestock species: cattle, poultry, pigs, small ruminants, fish, bees, rabbits, horses and others.

The conference is organised by the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), the German state research institute Heinrich von-Thünen Institut (vTI) and the International Society of Organic Agriculture Research (ISOFAR).

Conference website