Goats of the World and World of Goats – Emerging from the Shadow of COVID-19
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.
The conference will be held from Budapest, chaired by Sándor Kukovics.
The time of the conference: The virtual conference will take place on 16 November 2021 European Time (Paris time) from 2 pm to 6 pm.The presenters of the conference: The conference will feature 8 oral presentations given by the regional directors, and some 40 written contributions given by the Country Representatives. Topics to be covered: - Sales problems - dairy products, meat, breeding animals, slaughter animals; - Change, modification of trade (retail) needs, price change; - Transport problems for animals (for sale, change of pasture, slaughterhouse, etc.); - Breeding problems - depending on changes in marketability; - Social problems due to changes in income; - Employment problems and their changes; - Direct deliveries of processors to direct consumers and its changes (direct marketing); - Possible changes in advertising and promotions, their consequences for the demand for the sector's products; - Basic economic effects - due to redundancies, economic liquidations (demand and / or sales problems, reduction of workforce); - Changes in the use of grazing land.
|Registration fee for IGA members||free of charge|
|Registration fee for non-IGA members||€ 25,-|
October 15, 2021 - Deadline for online registration to the conference
October 25, 2021 - Deadline for sending the presentation (Regional Directors and Country Representatives) to the Organising Committee
November 1, 2021 - Deadline for uploading the full papers to the online registration system
Please note, that registration is also required for those who are entitled to participate free of charge (IGA members)
Before registering online, please, be sure to read the Online Registration Guide PDF below (available as of July 1):