August 30, 2022
More than 1,000 foreign officials in South Korea to look into ways for eco-friendly livestock farming
More than 1,800 government and industry officials and experts from around 30 nations gathered in South Korea to explore ways for eco-friendly livestock farming amid the global push to achieve net-zero goals, the country's agriculture ministry said on August 25.
The 19th forum of the Asian-Australian Association of Animal Production (AAAP 2022) was held in the southernmost island of Jeju for four days under the theme of "Animal production for human and nature."
"The livestock industry has mainly centered on how to provide food for people in an effective way," Agriculture Minister Chung Hwang-keun said in his congratulatory remarks. "But now is time to consider carbon neutrality, farming environments and animal welfare."
The participants from China, Japan and Australia, among other nations, have shared their nations' current status and challenges of livestock farming, as well as future policy paths, through presentations and discussion sessions, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.
Major topics also included genetics, food science and microbiology to achieve the sustainable development of the industry.
The livestock industry in South Korea has sought to find measures to cut greenhouse gas emissions, particularly nitrogen emissions, as the country has vowed to cut its emissions by 40% from the 2018 levels by 2030 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
- Yonhap News Agency