SPACE 2020 the international exhibition for Livestock
Espace for the Future

Espace for the Future

 

The 'Espace for the Future', with more than 23,000 visitors last year, has become an important stage in the SPACE visit. On this wholly redesigned platform with a new identity, the public are certain to find new technologies, new equipment, innovative practices or techniques noted by the Expo organisers, the Chambers of Agriculture and their partners.

Act now for the climate!


At a time when world experts are calling on the agricultural sector to address this issue, SPACE and the elected representatives of the Chambers of Agriculture decided to make climate change the theme of the Espace for the Future in 2019.


Climate change, a reality!

Climate change is already perceptible and will get worse if no action is taken. One striking example is Redon, in Ille-et-Vilaine, at the crossroads of Brittany and the Pays de Loire. If we extrapolate the Météo France weather data from this municipality, the median number of days with a temperature above 25°C could increase by 25 days by 2050 and by more than 54 days by 2100. The maximum could be 85 days in 2050 and 107 days in 2100. This would impact a number of factors, including temperatures, rainfall, frost, etc. Today, the key words are therefore action and adaptation.

Climate change, an opportunity?

Farmers have already been using climate-friendly techniques and practices on their farms for many years.
This includes reducing inputs, seeking feed self-sufficiency, genetic performance, field planning, biodiversity and crop diversification, all of which constitute real economic levers for farms.  


Experts and farmers will be present at the Espace for the Future to share their experiences and the results of their latest initiatives. The engineers of the Chambers of Agriculture and their partners have selected many systems tailored to climate-friendly practices, designed to improve animal welfare and the working conditions of farmers.


• In beef production, innovative solutions will be presented in the areas of stable ventilation, spray cooling of cattle, as well as cooling mattresses and heat recovery systems.

• In pork and poultry, controlling energy and air quality systems to manage greenhouse gases will be a focus of the events.


Solutions for energy production will be featured at the Espace for the Future 2019. Today, farmers play a key role in the climate transition. Thanks to solar energy and biogas systems, they help reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Agriculture is also a source of climate solutions. Farmers can make a real difference when it comes to carbon storage, a major issue for everyone. The experimental farm of Trévarez, in the Finistère, involved in the low-carbon project, will demonstrate this process. The farm looks at a number of factors, including the age at first calving, crossbreeding, carbon storage in grasslands and hedges, etc.

Today, agroforestry also has an important place in a virtuous circle: hedge wood is a source of carbon sequestration through photosynthesis, and will be used as fuel or building materials.

Espace pour Demain
Espace pour Demain
Espace pour Demain

L'Espace pour Demain is designed and run by the Brittany Chambers of Agriculture and SPACE, supported by:

  • ADEME - Agence De l’Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l’Energie
  • AGRETIC BDI
  • GIE Élevages de Bretagne
  • IDELE - Institut de l’élevage
  • IFIP - Institut du Porc
  • INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique
  • ITAVI - Institut technique de l’aviculture

Press contact :

Sylvie CONAN, communication manager and coordinator 

+33 (0)2 96 79 21 25 / +33 (0)6 30 69 78 21