European Common Dissemination Booster
Together with European projects SmartCow, GplusE, Feed-a-Gene, IMAGE and SAPHIR, GenTORE applied for the Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) in 2018. The CDB is a new service from the European commission that encourages projects to come together in order to identify a common portfolio of results and shows what the best way is to disseminate project outcomes to the end-users.
The six European projects are all complementary and have common objectives like enhancing the use of genetic collections to develop genomic methodologies in livestock (beef & dairy cattle, pigs and poultry), in order to improve the sustainability, resilience and efficiency of the European Livestock sector and genetic resources. In addition, they have common target audiences as researchers, breeding companies, nutrition companies, farm technology companies, precision farming companies, extension workers, veterinarians, farm managers, processing industry, retailers, policy makers, NGO's and consumers.
Developing genome-enabled selection and management tools to enable farmers to optimize cattle resilience and efficiency in a range of different and changing environments
Providing sustainable solutions to improve dairy cow selection and management through genomic selection and novel management protocols based on the development and exploitation of genomic data
Adapting feed, animal and feeding techniques to improve the efficiency and sustainability of monogastric livestock production systems
Enhancing the use of genetic collections to upgrade animal gene bank management, gathering, storing and documenting genetic collections for research and breeding
Strengthening Animal Production and Health through vaccine strategies against endemic pathogens responsible for high economic losses in livestock
Increasing R&I in the European cattle sector through an integrated infrastructure that combines strong scientific and technical skills in animal nutrition, genetics, health and welfare
Joint workshop with ATF
6 November 2019 - Brussels, Belgium
GenTORE participated in the Fitter Livestock Farming Workshop about “What R&I can deliver to support climate mitigation and adaptation in livestock farming?” on 6 November 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop was jointly organized by Animal Task Force (ATF) and Common Dissemination Booster (CDB) Fitter Livestock Farming.
The introduction of the programme for Fitter Livestock Farming Cluster projects were provided by Nic Friggens. He mentioned that livestock farming is serious about mitigating climate change and adapting to environmental challanges. Friggens gave brief information about the aim of the GenTORE project and he pointed out that there is a need of incentives to spread use of genomics, to facilitate incorporation of data from on farm technologies, to encourage practical use of decision support tools for reducing farm environmental footprint.
Burning issues in biodiversity 2: ''Fitter livestock farms from better gene banks"
28 August 2019 - Ghent, Belgium, EAAP
During the 70th EAAP Annual Meeting in Ghent, the 6 clustered projects on 'Fitter Livestock Farming' organise a joint session on Burning issues in biodiversity. The session is scheduled in the afternoon on Wednesday 28th of August, and is a follow-up on the IMAGE session 'Burning issues in biodiversity 1: what are the benefits from animal gene banks?' which will take place in the morning.
Check out the flyer below for the programme of the session.
Fitter Livestock Farming Policy Brief
The policy brief of the Fitter Livestock Farming projects adresses the climate change issues and explain how their results help mitigate climate change. Click the image to read the policy brief!
Press Release on ATF-CDB Joint Workshop
The press release about the afternoon workshop of the 9th ATF Seminar "What research and innovation can deliver to support climate mitigation and adaptation in livestock farming?" is now published online!
Cluster on 'Fitter Livestock Farms' produces first joint flyer
To highlight common objectives and reach common target audiences, projects SmartCow, GplusE, Feed-a-Gene, IMAGE, SAPHIR and GenTORE have produced a joint flyer together with CDB.