Biomin Hosts Biennial Asia Nutrition Forum in Six Cities

ASIA - Biomin has announced the dates for its Nutrition Forum, spanning six cities from 14 to 24 October.
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The six cities are Qingdao, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Seoul, Tokyo and Hyderabad. The theme of the forum is “NutriEconomics® – Balancing Global Nutrition & Productivity”, with a focus on people, performance, profit and planet.

"Survival alone is not enough. We need to progress in order to feed an ever growing world population,” said Erich Erber, Founder of Biomin, Director of Executive Board.

He added, “Despite increasing crop yields and more advanced food production techniques, hunger and starvation are problems that still exist today. Where food needs are adequate, the right balance of nutrients is most important, especially for a young child.”

At the ANF, key industry professionals from the poultry, pig, dairy and aquaculture sectors will gather to discuss issues faced by the food and agri-industry today.

The forum will see a high-level panel of renown industry experts, including Mary Barton, Emeritus Professor at the University of South Australia; John Baize, President of John C. Baize and Associates; Robert Van Barneveld, Professor at the University of New England and Consultant Research Scientist (Nutrition) of Barneveld Nutrition Pty Ltd; and Leonardo Linares, Technical Service Nutritionist of Aviagen.

Representing Biomin at the ANF are Jan Vanbrabant, CEO of Biomin Asia; Guan Shu, Technical Manager of Biomin Asia, and Franz Waxenecker, Director Development Department of Biomin Holding GmbH.

The fundamental aim of intensive livestock production is to convert plant-derived feed into animal protein in the most efficient, cost-effective and sustainable manner. Genetics, nutrition, husbandry practices, the environment and consumer demands will continue to be the fundamental drivers of change.

Addressing the issue of the environment, NutriEconomics will continue to influence the role of animal nutrition in achieving sustainable yet profitable farming. Besides growing competition for agricultural commodities from the food, feed and biofuel sectors (feed security), producers are also faced with obligations to cap carbon emissions – a move that will have significant bearing on production costs.

By tackling the twin objectives of quality nutrition and economic viability, and concurrently addressing environmental concerns, the ANF’s focus will be on solutions that pave the way ahead for the future of sustainable animal nutrition.

Michael Priestley

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