Animal Husbandry is a sub sector that has a strategic role in the economy and development of Indonesian human resources. The strategic role referred to the function of livestock products as protein sources that is important for human growth and development. Current and future demand for livestock products tends to increase day by day. This is due to the increasing understanding of consumption of animal protein from livestock. One potential source of protein is from local livestock. Local livestock will increase the welfare of farmers if developed professionally.
The 3rd ICAST International conference with the theme “Animal Production and Sustainable Agriculture for Food Security in the Tropical Environment” is expected to have an impact on increasing understanding of the importance of local Indonesian livestock, which is Indonesia’s wealth that must be preserved.
Furthermore, the livestock sub-sector can be used as a driving force for regional and national economies. That is expected to have an impact on improving the welfare of the Indonesian people.The Faculty of Animal Science, Hasanuddin University, as one of the stakeholders in the livestock business, strives to contribute in developing wise and prudent technology. Through international seminars trying to summarize the development of technology in the form of indigenous technology, local wisdom and animal welfare as well as the latest technology into a series of technologies that are able to maintain the sustainability of human life. ICAST Seminar 2020 is a series of international seminars that have been held since 2018 (The 1st ICAST 2018) and (The 2nd ICAST 2019). Previous seminars have resulted in publications in the international proceedings of the Scopus indexed : Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) series and published by the publishers of the Institute of Physics (IOP). The 1st ICAST 2018 seminar was published at EES volume 247 in 2019, while the 2nd ICAST 2019 proceeding was in the process of publishing by IOP which will be published at EES volume 492 in 2020.