WAFL is an international scientific conference on the assessment of animal welfare at farm and group level. It is organised once every three years, and following the successful meeting in Clermont-Ferrand in 2014, it will next be held on 5-8 September 2017 in Wageningen, The Netherlands
As in all previous WAFL meetings, communications on any topic related to the assessment of animal welfare are very welcome. To name a few:
· Sustainability and animal welfare
· Avoiding bias in science
· Animal welfare in society
· Precision farming techniques
· Protocols, aggregation, implementation
· Social networks in animal welfare
· Genetics and animal welfare
· Statistics and methodology
Please note: WAFL especially invites interdisciplinary communications!
Innovations in Animal Welfare
The conference will start with an inspiring ‘Innovation Day’ on Tuesday 5th September. Applied researchers and stakeholders involved in livestock production will present their suggestions on improving animal welfare where it matters: on farm, during transport and at the abattoir. Short ‘elevator pitches’, discussions with the developers during an ‘innovation market’ and an evaluation by the audience will decide which idea is the most promising. Your welfare improvement suggestions are very welcome too!
Please visit the website http://www.wafl2017.com/ for more information!
|Looking forward to welcoming you in Wageningen!|