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SMAll RuminanTs breeding for Efficiency and Resilience

Objective

SMARTER will develop and deploy innovative strategies to improve Resilience and Efficiency (R&E) related traits in sheep and goats. SMARTER will find these strategies by: i) generating and validating novel R&E related traits at a phenotypic and genetic level ii) improving and developing new genome-based solutions and tools relevant for the data structure and size of small ruminant populations, iii) establishing new breeding and selection strategies for various breeds and environments that consider R&E traits .
SMARTER with help from stakeholders chose several key R&E traits including feed efficiency, health (resistance to disease, survival) and welfare. Experimental populations will be used to identify and dissect new predictors of these R&E traits and the trade-off between animal ability to overcome external challenges. SMARTER will estimate the underlying genetic and genomic variability governing these R&E related traits. This variability will be related to performance in different environments including genotype-by-environment interactions (conventional, agro-ecological and organic systems) in commercial populations. The outcome will be accurate genomic predictions for R&E traits in different environments across different breeds and populations. SMARTER will also create a new cooperative European and international initiative that will use genomic selection across countries. This initiative will make selection for R&E traits faster and more efficient. SMARTER will also characterize the phenotype and genome of traditional and underutilized breeds. Finally, SMARTER will propose new breeding strategies that utilise R&E traits and trade-offs and balance economic, social and environmental challenges.
The overall impact of the multi-actor SMARTER project will be ready-to-use effective and efficient tools to make small ruminant production resilient through improved profitability and efficiency.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2017-2

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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
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ECOLE NATIONALE VETERINAIRE DE TOULOUSE
France
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ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
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€ 451 000,00
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Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle University Campus
546 36 Thessaloniki

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ASSOCIAZIONE REGIONALE ALLEVATORI DELLA LOMBARDIA
Italy
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€ 158 500,00
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FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG
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Ackerstrasse 113
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CAPGENES
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Agropole Route De Chauvigny 2135
86550 Mignaloux Beauvoir

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INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
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Rue De Bercy 149
75012 Paris

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Italy
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Via Savoia 78 Sc .A - Int.3 Box 107
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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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Instituto Nacional de Investigacion Agropecuaria
Uruguay
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€ 160 000,00
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70 000 Colonia

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SRUC
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West Mains Road
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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
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Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
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GEODE RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION
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UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH
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Calea Aradului 119
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ABACUSBIO LIMITED
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