SusAn funds excellent research for a sustainable animal production sector in Europe

In 2016, a first funding activity in the form of a joint call was launched and pooled a total of 16,0 M EUR of national and regional funds topped up by EU cofunding. As a result of this co-funded call 14 transnational research projects were funded.

From mid 2017 onwards, 102 research teams from 20 European countries started their work for two and half or three years to achieve new insights for the field of sustainable animal production taking into account a systems and interdisciplinary approach addressing multiple objectives under the following three Research Areas:

  • Improve the productivity, resilience and competitiveness of European Animal Production
  • Improve and manage resource use to reduce waste and enhance the environmental sustainability of European Animal Production
  • Improve on-farm practices to enhance consumer acceptability and address societal challenges associated with animal welfare, product quality and safety, biodiversity and provision of ecosystem services

The project have been divided by category of animal: Freewalk, Rediverse, SusCatt and SUSTAINBEEF are related to cattle and PigSys, SusPig, SusPigSys, SuSi related to pigs and Ecolamb, SusShep, SusTradeOff are related to sheep, ANIMALFUTURE, PEGasus, BPRACTICES to bees and several species

More info on each project can be found by clicking on the image: