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Integration of animal welfare in the food quality chain: from public concern to improved welfare and transparent quality

Objective

The primary objective of the 'Food Quality and Safety' Priority is to improve the health and well-being of European citizens through ensuring a higher quality of food. In a 'fork to farm' approach it recognises that consumer perception of food quality is n ot only determined by overall nature and safety but also by the welfare status of the animal from which it was produced. Thus, animal welfare is part of an overall 'food quality concept'.Within WELFARE QUALITY, leading European groups with the most appropr iate specialist expertise are integrated to build on European research strengths and to realise important societal and policy objectives in this Priority Area. Our research program is designed to develop pan-European standards for on-farm welfare assessmen t and product information systems as well as practical strategies for improving animal welfare. - Considerable effort is focused on analysing and addressing perceptions and concerns of principal stakeholders and providing appropriate feedback. Educational and media initiatives, web-based platforms etc will further enhance societal involvement. - Transparency of the product quality chain requires visibility of production processes and an understanding of how they affect welfare; the key is to link husbandry practices to informed animal product consumption. This demands reliable on-farm welfare monitoring systems enabling assessment of welfare status and the standardised conversion of welfare measures into accessible and understandable information, thereby add ressing concerns and allowing clear marketing and profiling of products. - Development of innovative, species-specific, practical strategies for improving animal welfare will minimise the occurrence of harmful behavioural and physiological states, improve human-animal relationships, and provide animals with safe and stimulating environments. - Finally, implementation and dissemination of the newly developed welfare monitoring and product information #'

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-FOOD-1
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Funding Scheme

NoE - Network of Excellence

Coordinator

ID-LELYSTAD, INSTITUUT VOOR DIERHOUDERIJ EN DIERGEZONDHEID BV
Address
Edelhertweg 15
Lelystad
Netherlands

Participants (46)

INSTITUT TECHNIQUE DU PORC
France
Address
149, Rue De Bercy
Paris
UNIVERSITY OF WALES, CARDIFF
United Kingdom
Address
30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff
DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Denmark
Address
Research Centre Foulum
Tjele
UNIVERSITY OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES VIENNA
Austria
Address
Gregor-mendel-strasse 33
Vienna
UNIVERSITY OF KASSEL
Germany
Address
Moenchebergstr. 19
Kassel
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
147, Rue De L'université
Paris
INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE
France
Address
149 Rue De Bercy
Paris
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Denmark
Address
Bülowsvej 17
Frederiksberg
UPRA FRANCE LIMOUSIN SELECTION
France
Address
Lanaud
Boisseuil
TEAGASC - THE NATIONAL FOOD CENTRE
Ireland
Address
Ashtown
Dublin
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONSUMER RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Sandakerveien 24C, Bygg B
4682 Oslo
NORWEGIAN AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Scweigaards G. 33B
8024 Dep Oslo
STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen
SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE
United Kingdom
Address
West Mains Road
Edinburgh
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Arrheniusplan 2C
7070 Uppsala
GOTEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Vasaparken
100 Goteborg
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Address
6 Kensington Terrace
Newcastle Upon Tyne
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Schleelevägen 15
7080 Lund
THE UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue
Bristol
THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
Whiteknights
217 Reading
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
9101 Wageningen
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Universitetsvägen 10F
Stockholm
CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI SPA
Italy
Address
Corso Garibaldi 42
Reggio Emilia
VYZKUMNY USTAV ZIVOCISME VYROBY
Czechia
Address

PO Box 1 Prague-uhrineves
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
Address
Northcote House, The Queen's Drive
Exeter, Devon
UNIVERSITY OF TOULOUSE LE MIRAIL
France
Address
5, Allées Antonio Machado
Toulouse
FUTURE PARTICIPANTS (TENDER)
Belgium
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 96
Merelbeke
UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPULICA
Uruguay
Address
Lasplaces 1620
Montevideo
UNIVERSISDAD NACIONAL AUTONOMA DE MEXICO
Mexico
Address
Ciudad Universitaria
Mexico City
SAO PAULO STATE UNIVERSITY
Brazil
Address
Rua Quirino De Andrade, 215
São Paulo City
UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE
Chile
Address
Av.sante Rosa 11735
Santiago
UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
Aarhus C
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Noerregade 10
Copenhagen K
COOPÉRATIVE INTERDÉPARTEMENTALE AUBE, LOIRET, YVONNE, NIÈVRE
France
Address
7, Rue Jules Rimet
Migennes
INSTITUT DE RECERCA I TECNOLOGIA AGROALIMENTÀRIES
Spain
Address
Passeig De Gràcia, 44
Barcelona
INSTITUT SUPÉRIEUR D'AGRICULTURE LILLE'
France
Address
41, Rue Du Port
Lille
UNIVERSITAT AUTÒNOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
Campus Universitari
Cerdanyola Del Vallès (Barcelona)
UNIVERSITETED FOR MILJO OG BIOVITENSKAP (NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCE)
Norway
Address

5003 Ås
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Address
Festa Del Perdono N 7
Milan
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
Address
Viale Dell'università 16 - Agripolis
Legnaro (Pd)
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
Address
Via Università 12
Parma
UNIVERSITÀ DI PISA
Italy
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti, 44
Pisa
UNIVERSITÉ PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
France
Address
4 Place Jussieu
Paris
VETERINÄRMEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITÄT WIEN
Austria
Address
Veterinärplatz 1
Wien