During three days, the Sommet de l'Elevage hosts conferences and professional meetings on agricultural topics.
For more than 25 years, the Conservatories of natural spaces have been working with breeders to preserve the banks of the Loire through pastoralism. Born from this collaboration in the Centre-Val de Loire region, the Pasto’Loire program now extends to the Loire Valley and the Val d’Allier. It aims to strengthen livestock farming as an economic activity, a producer of quality meat and an essential partner in the management of freeboards and alluvial landscapes. Pasto’Loire relies on the mobilization of various partners (managers, local authorities, private owners) and of course the breeders by highlighting successful collaborations.
Following the discovery of several cases of digital dermatitis (or Mortellaro’s disease) in several workshops of young cattle fattening in the Aisne, a 2-year study was set up to (i) understand the evolution of the disease, (ii) find hypotheses concerning the risk factors for its development and (iii) test the feasibility of different means of control in these workshops. The objective of the conference is to present the results obtained.
The Interreg Franco-Belge CowForme 2020-2022 project aims to provide tools, approaches and solutions to improve the quality of life at work for breeders faced with the growth of herds and the decline in family labour. Seven groups of breeders participated for two years in the “Focus farm” approach, which relied on collective expertise to carry out individual diagnoses and plans to improve working conditions. After presentation of the project and summaries of the diagnoses and action plans, the achievements of this innovative approach will be illustrated based on project deliverables (videos and testimonial sheets from breeders, etc.).
AP3C is a unique, original and forward-looking project-actions which focuses on the impacts of climate change on agriculture in the Massif Central by 2050. This project is supported by 11 Chambers of Agriculture in the Massif Central, united within of OIER SIDAM and in partnership since 2022 with TRAME and the Massif central cheese cluster. If climate change impacts us all and weakens the agriculture of our territory, levers of action exist to allow our agricultural systems to adapt. It is therefore necessary to be proactive and think together about the solutions that will allow us tomorrow to preserve productive agriculture in our territory. After 7 years of existence, AP3C aims to accelerate the transfer of data, to better support the actors of the territory in the face of climate change: creation of systems, specific work with agricultural education, impact mapping, etc. so many tools and methods that will allow the results of AP3C to be known and mobilized by the various actors to support the transition, the adaptation of the systems and the territory.
Food sovereignty is an issue for all populations.
Here in the North and in the West as there in the South or in the East, agriculture must ensure the food of all. Generational succession is a social and economic necessity.
The installation requires to take the question under all its aspects: access to land, access to techniques, preservation of the environment, financing, organization of governance at the level of the farm as well as at the social and political level…
On all continents, the issue of installation must meet the food challenges of tomorrow while taking into account climatic, demographic and cultural specificities.
Live well the profession of breeder: 1 hour to discuss with the installation specialist advisers and the technical experts of the Chambers of Agriculture, and meet other project leaders, recently installed farmers