IGA virtual conference November 16, 2021

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 title of the conference is: Goats of the World and World of Goats - Emerging from the Shadow of COVID-19.

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.
Virtual presenters and listeners are required to register and pay their registration fees (if applicable) before the final registration deadline. Only those who have registered will receive the access code to the conference.
Registration fee for IGA members free of charge
Registration fee for non-IGA members € 25,-
Registration fee for Institutional members € 12,-
The registration fee includes: Full virtual conference experience with Zoom Webinar; Slot for Q&A; Final programme, including information about the presenters (digital copy); Digital copy of the book of papers with ISBN number; Conference attendance e-certificate; VAT
July 1, 2021 - Online registration to the conference starts

October 15, 2021 - Deadline for online registration to the conference - UPDATE! Registration deadline extended to November 10, 2021!

November 1, 2021 - Deadline for sending the presentation, in case it contains video (Regional Directors and Country Representatives) to the email address: altagra@altagra.hu

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):

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After successful registration, a proforma invoice can be downloaded from the online registration system. Registration fee is quoted in EURO and includes VAT.

Payment can be done by bank transfer. The proforma invoice includes all information for the bank transfer. On the transfer form, please indicate: "participant's name" and "the number of the Pro Forma invoice". Please note that we do not assume bank transfer charges, so please ensure that these are covered.

After payment, an official electronic tax-invoice will be issued.
Cancellation policy: Please note, that the registration fee is non-refundable. However, you will receive the digital copy of the book of papers.