EAAP + WAAP + Interbull Congress 2023

Lyon, France - August 26th / September 1st, 2023

WAAP Plenary Session

August 27th


8:30 – 9:00: Late registrations


Philippe Chemineau (Chair)

9:00 – 9:10      Welcome and Introduction to the 18th World Congress for Animal Production by Philippe Chemineau, President of WAAP (France)


Morning session (Sponsors: the French Academy of Agriculture):

Control of Green House Gas emissions in Ruminants farming

Co-Chair: Jean-Louis Peyraud INRAE (France) and Anne Mottet FAO (Italy)

09:10 – 09:20  Introduction by the co-Chairs

9:20 – 10:00    The real place of livestock in GHG emissions and their control for climate change by Kris Johnson, Washington State University (USA)

10:00 – 10:40  Global GHG emissions from livestock systems: updated baselines, projections, and mitigation options by Dominik Wisser, Food & Agriculture Organization – FAO (Italy)

10:40 – 11:10 Coffee break

11:10 – 11:30 Genetic control of ruminant methane emissions in livestock by Anouk Van Breukelen, Wageningen University Research (the Netherlands)

11:30 – 11:50 Effective strategies to mitigate methane emissions by ruminants by Claudia Arndt, International Livestock Research Institute – ILRI (Kenya)

11:50 – 12:10 Tannins, legumes and methane production by ruminants by Bart Lardner, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

12:10 – 12:30 Enteric methane reduction in ruminants by early-life interventions  by Diego Morgavi, Institut national de Recherche pour l’Agriculture, l’Alimentation et l’Environnement – INRAE, (France)

12:30 – 14:00: Lunch break


Afternoon session (Sponsors: The French Academy of Agriculture – Sommet de l’Elevage):

Biodiversity as a lever for sustainable animal production

Co-Chairs: Michel Rieu (France) and Matthias Gauly (Italy)

14:00 – 14:10  Introduction by the co-Chairs

14:10 – 14:50 Sustainable intensification of animal production with sylvopastoral systems by Julian Chara, Centro para la Investigación en Sistemas Sostenibles de Producción Agropecuaria -CIPAV (Colombia)

14:50 – 15:30 Sustainability of low-inputs livestock systems by Anne Mottet, Food & Agriculture Organization – FAO (Italy)

15:30 – 15:50 Agroecological transformation of tropical livestock production through integrating improved forages by An Notenbaert, Alliance Bioversity and CIAT (Kenya)

15:50 – 16:20 Coffee Break

16:20 – 16:40 Livestock-wildlife conflicts: A struggle for land use and conservation in the U.S. Mountain West by Bret Taylor, United Stated Department of Agriculture (USA)

16:40 – 17:00 Community-based breeding programs (CBBP): Platforms for genetic improvement and biological discovery by Joram M. Mwacharo, International Centre for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas – ICARDA (Ethiopia)

17:00 – 17:20 Ecology of cultivated vegetation, fungal diversity and livestock populations in oasis by Abdelhak Rhouma, University of Sousse (Tunisia)


17:20 – 18:00 General discussion and Concluding remarks of both sessions