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13th WORLD BUFFALO CONGRESS, Caracas, Venezuela, 22-24 November 2023

Dear colleagues, friends, and Buffalo’s family from all over the world,

We are delighted to invite you to attend the 13th World Buffalo Congress, 2023, to be held in Caracas, Venezuela, during 22-24 November 2023, to contribute and receive all scientific knowledge achieved around the water buffalo with the advances it implies to continue contributing to the world what this beautiful species has given to our country and simultaneously witness buffalos’ farming activities in one of America’s most engaged countries with water buffalo production and development.

We also encourage you to visit our tropical paradisiac Caribbean and South American land to meet our people and exchange and learn about our culture. We want to host all our guests as they deserve, just as we have been hosted at each congress and symposium on our tour worldwide. Venezuela and the Americas gathered are eager to receive, exchange, and promote knowledge, ideas, advances, and new technologies about water buffalo management, development, production, and industry, implying an incredible milestone for the growth, buildup, and water buffalo impact on our society.

The agenda includes two introductory pre-conference workshops, one on Reproduction and Biotechnology and the other on Buffalo’s products and Industry (November 20-21, 2023), the central congress meeting (November 22-24, 2023), simultaneously with scientific poster presentations, areas for commercial stands, and animal exhibitions with the participation of more than 100 elites specimens of high genetic value coming from the leading buffalo farms in the country, followed by the usual Buffalo’s Tour (November 25-27, 2023) to those interested in knowing our buffalo production’s systems.

Our scientific program encloses a complete plan combining academia, scientific exchange, business and industry arena, and the organization of a Buffalo show, encompassing an entire program combining academia, scientific discussion, business industry arena, and animal exhibition in one place to discuss management and animal welfare, feed and nutrition, one health, genetic, reproduction and biotechnology, Buffalo’s products, industry and marketing, digitization and precision technologies, sustainability, and socioeconomics. Finally, with the growing demand for food to meet the needs of the population coupled with the increasing limitations for agriculture in the future, as mentioned above, it is imperative, as well as our commitment to the world, to offer alternatives for sustainable agriculture, which must go hand in hand with a significant increase in production efficiency. Indeed this event will mark a before and after in the history of buffaloes in Venezuela and turn the world’s eyes towards this incredible species as an alternative For Carbon-Neutral Footprint Livestock. Sincerely yours, BBA.

Mr Nicola Fabbozzo
President of the IBF
Chair local organizing committee 13th WBC

Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Gutiérrez
University of Zulia
Chair of the scientific committee 13th WB

WBC2023 Invitation