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Consumer-driven demands to reframe farming systems

Objective

Intensive livestock production systems (ILPS) are growing fast to satisfy demand. However, there is public scepticism about intensification in livestock production driven primarily by adverse links to environmental aspects and sustainable utilization of natural resources. Moreover, ILPS are perceived as being detrimental to animal health & welfare and may potentially undermine the quality of derived products. Extensive livestock production systems are low-input systems which are critical to support the development of rural communities. However, economic sustainability of such systems is often questioned as they are challenged by natural resource limitations, adverse climatic conditions and diseases. Products from extensive systems are considered of superior quality, but their resource-limited environment undermines their safety. Understanding key strengths & weaknesses of different farming systems is crucial for sustainable production and delivery of quality products. Therefore, strategic planning and a profitability analysis considering the system-oriented challenges and the added-value resulting from consumer-driven demands and niche products are necessary. Dairy cattle and swine production are the most significant livestock sectors in Europe. However, our proposal will take a different approach. When compared to cattle & swine production, both poultry and goat production systems are more resilient, sustainable and adaptable to change. Code:Re-Farm focuses on poultry & goat production systems with the goal of understanding the links between husbandry systems and intrinsic quality of derived products. Novel technologies will also be exploited for assessing the intrinsic quality of products along the value chain, farm to fork. The insights from this assessment, combined with insights on societal demands and sustainability of production processes will drive alternative solutions (to be openly shared with the community)that fit sustainable, consumer-driven business.

Call for proposal

H2020-FNR-2020-2
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Coordinator

CY.R.I.C CYPRUS RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER LTD
Address
Agias Elenis 6 Agias Elenis Building 4Th Floor Flat Office 43
1060 Lefkosia
Cyprus
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 576 875

Participants (20)

GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 170 093,75
Address
Iera Odos 75
11855 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALPES LASERS SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 310 000
Address
Avenue Des Paquiers 1
2072 Saint-blaise
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 306 500
Address
Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 348 750
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
QUANTARED TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 333 125
Address
Columbusgasse 1-3/54
1100 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REM ANALYTICS SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 332 500
Address
Route De L'ile-au-bois 1A
1870 Monthey
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EXUS SOFTWARE MONOPROSOPI ETAIRIA PERIORISMENIS EVTHINIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 328 750
Address
73-75 Mesogion Avenue
11526 Athens
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 522 625
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 305 141,25
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIOSENSE INSTITUTE - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Dr Zorana Dindica Street 1
21000 Novi Sad
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECNOALIMENTI S.C.P.A.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 220 000
Address
Via Gustavo Fara 39
20124 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 391 406,25
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 300 088,75
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NOLDUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 322 437,50
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 5
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 312 062,50
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
AGROTIKOS KTINOFORIKOS SYNETAIRISMOS VOLOU-AIGA FYLIS SKOPELOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 84 687,50
Address
Perioxi Kakavos Bipe 0
38500 Volos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AGRO MILK MONOPROSOPI IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 84 687,50
Address
Palaiopanagias 2
19002 Painia
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SCHLUNEGGER IVAN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 100 000
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING AERES GROEP
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 347 187,50
Address
Bovenbuurtweg 27
6717 XA Ede Gld
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOCIETA AGRICOLA ACCADIA VERDE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 87 500
Address
Via Borgo 66
71021 Accadia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)