How can agriculture and livestock reduce their environmental footprint in a global context of high population growth?
Demographic growth will obviously have a direct impact on this footprint, especially on the African and Asian continents. Above all, we have to think about how to develop a sustainable agricultural model for these regions. This is what we are trying to achieve through various projects in a number of countries, with an approach based on industrial and agricultural co-investment. We have also launched a co-operative project with the Moroccan government as part of the Green Morocco 1 project to develop local oilseed production. We are running similar projects in Tunisia and Senegal. Our goal here is to support high-quality
animal feed production, of which protein crops are the raw material.
In developing countries, demand for animal proteins is rising. Healthy animal feed is a necessary precondition for healthy human food. It is only one part of the chain, but it is essential to promote sustainable production.
In a context of increasing global need for protein, does sustainable feeding mean replacing animal protein with plant protein?
It s important not to see the two as opposed to each other. Both types of protein are necessary. It is vital to avoid deficiencies. Milk, eggs, meat and fish do not only provide protein. They also supply other compounds essential to
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