European Federation of Animal Science

European Association for Animal Production
Formation 8 November 1949
Purpose improvement of animal husbandry
Headquarters Via G. Tomassetti 3, A/1
Matthias Gauly
Main organ

The European Federation for Animal Science or EAAP (French: Fédération Européenne de Zootechnie; German: Europäische Vereinigung für Tierproduktion; Italian: Federazione Europea di Zootecnia [sic])[1] is an international non-governmental organisation which aims to improve the farming of domestic animals. Membership is open to scientists, animal breeders and administrators. The association was founded in Paris in 1949, and has its headquarters in Rome, Italy.[2] It was formerly known as the European Association for Animal Production.

Together with the British Society of Animal Science and the Institut national de la recherche agronomique, it issues the academic journal Animal, published by the Cambridge University Press.

History and purpose

The association was founded in Paris during the 5th International Congress on Animal Production. The inaugural meeting was held on 8 November 1949. Although the association was intended to be European in scope, the founding member countries were Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Morocco, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Tunisia, [2] and thus included parts of both Africa and Asia.

The declared aim of the association is to:

"promote the improvement, organization and enlightened practice of animal production by scientific research, the application of science and co-operation between the national animal production organisations, scientists and practitioners of member countries".[2]


  1. European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP): Statutes, September 2006. European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP). Accessed December 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 John Hodges (1999). Jubilee History of the European Association for Animal Production, 1949 – 1999 Livestock Production Science 60: 105–168.
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