Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

New in our library: A decade of EU-funded animal production research

Discover recent EU funded projects to improve livestock productivity

The publication highlights the impact of EU funding in animal health research and gives an overview of the actions carried out to harmonize European research and to develop improved surveillance systems across the EU.

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.

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