An INMS Task 1.1.2 meeting, is to be held in Melbourne, Australia from the 5th-7th December 2018, alongside a symposium ‘Managing environmental impacts from intensive animal industries ’.
The symposium titled ‘Managing environmental impacts from intensive animal industries' will be held from the 3-4th December. These two days will include presentations, expert panels and discussions, focusing on the environmental challenges related to intensifying animal production systems. These days will cover a range of topics within this scope, including the changing nature of animal production systems, quantification of impacts, industry and governmental responses, policy approaches, and evidence of improvements in the sector. It is anticipated that participants will come from a range of governmental organisations, universities, research organisations and industry partners. The link to register for the symposium can be found here.
Following this symposium, from the 5th-7th December, there will be a focused Task 1.1.2 meeting, the aims of which will be to make progress on the international harmonization of whole farm and within farm N balances and indicator approaches, and models to improve the sustainable intensification of dairy systems. This work will feed into the INMS Task deliverables, which include selection of international case studies and development of a guidance document on farm nitrogen budgets.
We welcome additional participation in these meetings, but unfortunately cannot cover any travel expenses. Virtual participation is possible. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please contact the organiser: Cameron Gourley Cameron.Gourley@ecodev.vic.gov.au