I’m Laura Warin, an agronomist in charge of welfare projects at ITAVI since 2016, the R&D institute for poultry, rabbit and fish industry. My work aims at helping the professionals of the poultry and rabbit sector to anticipate and to adapt to evolutions linked to animal welfare. In the PPILOW project, I am mainly involved […]
INRAE contributed to a review under the framework of PPILOW: “Review: What are he challenges facing the table egg industry in the next decades and what can be done to adress them?”. Enjoy your reading here!
Hi! I’m Evelien Graat, a PhD student in the animal welfare research group at ILVO who works on the PPILOW project full time. I have a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in behavioural ecology from Utrecht University. My PhD project focusses on welfare self-assessments of pigs and poultry by farmers (WP3) and […]
A survey has just been launched by the EUREKA project, a follow-up project to the EURAKNOS thematic network, which aims to help ensure the longer-term and wider use by farmers, foresters and other rural businesses of the practical knowledge and innovative solutions that are generated by Horizon 2020 multi-actor projects. The purpose of this survey […]
I’m Riccardo Carelli, a Senior EU project manager employed at the European Federation of Animal Science – EAAP, based in Rome. I have worked for public (National Research Council of Italy, European Commission, Ministry of University and Research) and private (Sapienza Innovazione, IPI) organizations. I have a long experience in managing international projects (7 EU […]
I’m Mohamad Isam Almadani, Agricultural Economist at Thünen Institute of Farm Economics, Braunschweig, Germany. My research interests focus on farm comparative analysis, modelling and benchmarking regarding livestock production systems worldwide (beef, sheep, dairy and poultry). Within PPILOW project, my contributions are mainly related to economic assessment tasks for poultry production. In this context, I contribute […]
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After having actively contributed to the international conferences “Life Sciences for sustainable Development” (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, September 2020) and “6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” (October 15-17, Izmir, Turkey), the PPILOW partners co-organized with the three other European projects OK-Net EcoFeed, POWER and FreeBirds the Joint online Conference “Improving Sustainability and Welfare in […]
Mihai Horia Baieş (USAMV, PhD student) Mihai Horia Baieş graduated in 2019 in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. He is a PhD student at the Department of Parasitology and Parasitic Disease, scientific coordinator, Prof. Dr. Vasile COZMA. The topic of his doctoral thesis is “The […]
Improving the robustness of laying hens and piglets against parasitic and bacterial infections by innovative feeding strategies and optimal use of outdoor area rich in vegetation – by Ricarda M. Engberg (AU) , Marina Spinu and Vasile Cozma (USAMV)
In organic egg and pig production, parasitic and bacterial infections are considered a significant welfare issue causing gastrointestinal health problems eventually leading to production losses, increased morbidity and mortality. In order to maintain credibility of organic production, the use of drugs for therapy of parasitic and bacterial infections has to be kept to an absolute […]