An infrastructure for experimental research for sustainable pig production 3rd call

Research infrastructures (RI) can play a key role in meeting Green Deal goals and the ‘Farm to Fork’ strategy through a sustainable ‘From Pig to Pork’ approach. The EU-funded PIGWEB project will strengthen the pig research community by increasing access to RIs and promoting cooperation between scientists, the pig industry and stakeholders. The initiative will also harmonise protocols and best practices, promote standards, collect and manage project data, disseminate results and provide graduate and post-graduate training. In addition, researchers will develop non-invasive techniques for studying pig digestion and blood sampling, plus indicators of welfare, behaviour, and body composition. Lastly, a research toolbox will be developed to identify traits relevant to sustainable pig production. Deadline: 01/12/2023.