The annual scientific symposium is the main mechanism through which the APSK objectives are met, that is, providing a forum for stakeholders – professionals and practitioners - to get together and share views on issues germane to livestock production. Therefore, every one of these annual meetings focuses on a major contemporary issue or sets of issues which require attention. These may be new technologies or approaches, emerging challenges, controversial issues with implications for livestock production that require rational conversation, national or regional trends which may have consequences for animal agriculture. The APSK 2017 symposium focused on the theme – ‘Sustainable Livestock Innovations and Technology: Roadmap to Improved Food and Nutrition Security’. Specific attention was given to:
We would like to express our gratitude to the sponsors of the APSK 2017 scientific conference. These are: (i) Smallholder Dairy Commercialization Programme (SDCP) - a joint development programme between the Government of Kenya and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), (ii) Diamond V – A global Nutrition and Health Company, (iii) MIAVIT GmbH – Worldwide Animal Nutrition Company and, (iv) National Research Fund, Kenya. The venue, exhibition setting and the overall conference atmosphere provided opportunity for networking by participants from across the country, and abroad.