A decade of EU-funded animal production research
This catalogue brings together key information on projects recently funded by the European Commission addressing animal production issues. The projects tackle topics ranging from food efficiency, animal fertility and new selection schemes to biodiversity of breeds and innovative management systems. Research in this field not only creates new scientific and technical knowledge, but also relies increasingly on advanced technologies – recently further upgraded – such as genomics tools, robotics, high-speed telecommunication and other automatised systems. Several instruments finance these... multi-disciplinary projects, such as integrated collaborative research grants, Marie Curie actions, individual grants for excellence science and dedicated support for SMEs. The results obtained can be used to improve production efficiency while reducing the environmental footprint of livestock. Research and innovation in this area will guarantee food security and food quality and minimise environmental impact.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (European Commission)
- Subject: animal breeding, animal health, animal production, biodiversity, livestock farming, research report
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The rapid increase of the world population entails the necessity to focus globally on food security. To be sustainable a...
The technical objective of this project was to disseminate the knowledge acquired in the recent years about the environm...
This study provides an appraisal of cycle of production, consumption and recycling in the food sector. The purpose is to...
- Author: Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM); Institute of Social Ecology (Vienna Austria); AEA; BIO Intelligence Service; Directorate-General for Environment
- Subject: agricultural policy, energy efficiency, EU environmental policy, evaluation of resources, fishery management, food policy, public health, sustainable development