Ireland and France continue their collaboration in agricultural research

Collaboration between France and Ireland in the field of agricultural research is reinforced with a new collaboration: ERA-NET SusAn (Sustainable Animal Production).

Collaboration between France and Ireland in the field of agricultural research is reinforced with a new collaboration: ERA-NET SusAn (Sustainable Animal Production).
The National Institute of Agricultural Research (INRA) and the National Agency for Research (ANR) are the partners from France, the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM) and Teagasc for Ireland.

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This project aims to address current challenges faced by animal production in Europe, a key economic sector in Europe which plays an important role in the provision of Europe’s citizens with high quality animal products, especially the increase in global demand for food, climate change, competition for natural resources and economic volatility.
The European animal production is very complex, consisting of different farmed within a wide range of different extensive, semi-intensive and intensive production systems using multiple resources to produce a diverse range of animal products and other services.
The ERA-NET aims to address these challenges through joint European research within a framework which supports the three pillars of sustainability - economy, environment and society - and targets opportunities for innovative research spanning all areas of animal production such as health and welfare, feeding and nutrition, reproduction, breeding and genetics, housing, nutrient management and economics.
The 37 partners, coming from 23 different countries, just launched a call to pool funds (see here).
Today, the 37 partners have pooled 17M euros (2M € for the ANR, 1M€ for Teagasc and DAFM), topped with 4M € from the EC.

Published on 02/02/2016

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