Summary Workshop Belgium

The national workshop in Belgium was organised in Aalter, on November 15th

The workshop dealt with sustainability issues in the pig industry. Four speakers highlighted different aspects, such as animal nutrition, genetics and management, all of them in a sustainability context. A survey was conducted in an interactive way in order to identify the needs of the pig industry. 

It was clear from that survey that profit is a very crucial sustainability asset, which has first to be guaranteed, even before the two other main sustainability assets (environment and people). 

The Belgian farmer is interested in investing in R&D when it brings a competitive advantage, and is even happy to pay a small fee for that. 

Finally, the Belgian farmer wants to keep contact with RTD2Farm, and be informed about its further activities.