Greeting from Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Yogyakarta, Indonesia, the city where everyone will find the most joyful stay while attending the event as the follow up recommendation from the 15th AAAP Congress in 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. Indonesian Society of Animal Science (ISAS) is very delightful to host the 16thAAAP Animal Congress 2014 to be held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
A large numbers of representatives from all around the world will be participating in this conference, which indicates that the interest in the field of animal sciences is continuously increasing among member countries.
The theme of the 16th AAAP Congress is “Sustainable Livestock Production in the Perspective of Food Security, Policy, Genetic Resources and Climate Change”. We believe that animal production in Asia and Australasia has become important and strategic sector to provide high quality food, opening up job opportunities, as well as improving farmer’s welfare. Animal science communities, therefore, have to support this growing interest by providing more appropriate and relevant technologies to improve efficiency of resources utilization to produce more animal protein food by member countries. Long term sustainable livestock production will, therefore, be significantly influenced by the national food policy, climate change issues, as well as conserved environments and genetic resources.
This congress will keep its tradition to be a forum of communication among researchers, academician, industries, and related stakeholders among Asian-Australasian countries. Our continuous effort to improve animal protein food production should be built upon the collaboration and cooperative efforts between scientists who have already contributed significantly to livestock production in the region.
I am looking forward to see you all at the event in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Terima kasih (Thank you)
Mr. Yudi Guntara Noor
President Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies