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Poultry and PIg Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare

Objective

The PPILOW project aims to co-construct through a multi-actor approach solutions to improve the welfare of poultry and pigs reared in organic and low-input outdoor farming systems. The first originality of PPILOW is the participatory approach, involving all actors of the production chain from farmers to consumers, citizens, scientists and policy makers, for proposing and studying welfare improvement levers. The second originality of the project is to provide a combination of practical solutions for welfare improvement that can be applied on a pan-European basis with specific adjustments depending on citizen’s expectations and the target market (national legislation or consumer preferences). More precisely, PPILOW will co-create with end-users welfare self-assessment tools, innovative breeding and rearing strategies and techniques for improving the welfare of animals by avoiding mutilations (piglet castration or beak trimming in poultry), the elimination of one day-old layer male chicks, favouring positive behaviours, and improving health and robustness in both species. The innovative solutions will be investigated experimentally and the most promising ones will be tested on-farm. Multi-criteria analyses of the most effective breeding and rearing strategies will then be realised to evaluate their economic, social and environmental impacts based on the ‘One Welfare’ concept embracing sustainability goals with specific emphasis on animal and human welfare. Business models will be created for the use of high-quality products issued from the adoption of PPILOW strategies to improve welfare in organic and low-input outdoor farming systems for poultry and pigs. Finally, to ensure the rapid uptake of the project results by end-users, appropriate dissemination activities will be developed (such as training, digital videos from field partners, EIP abstracts…) and the close involvement of national practitioner groups throughout the EU will be managed to facilitate change.
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INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

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EU Contribution

€ 1 475 253

Participants (22)

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UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 558 355

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 1 165 850

Association de Coordination Technique Agricole

France

EU Contribution

€ 550 217,50

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 872 141

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PER L'AGRICOLTURA BIOLOGICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 303 225

LUONNONVARAKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 489 490

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 1 093 600

FEDERAZIONE EUROPEA DI ZOOTECNICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 212 886

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 291 563

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PERUGIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 515 161

SYNDICAT DES SELECTIONNEURS AVICOLES ET AQUACOLES FRANCAIS

France

EU Contribution

€ 179 290

CENTRE WALLON DE RECHERCHES AGRONOMIQUES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 121 656

Fermentationexperts AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 63 666

BIOFORUM VLAANDEREN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 206 671

HARPER ADAMS UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 209 723

FONDAZIONE SLOW FOOD PER LA BIODIVERSITA ONLUS

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 147 800

YNCREA HAUTS DE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 133 632

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 349 510,50

UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA CLUJ NAPOCA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 290 500

VANGGAARD JAN BRO

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 295 253

MILLIBETER

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 80 312

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 393 825

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 816172

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2024

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 999 610,79

  • EU contribution

    € 9 999 580

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France