The PPILOW autumn school three-day event recently took place from 25th to 27th October in Assisi, Italy, organised by EAAP and University of Perugia. The primary aim of the event was to introduce researchers, veterinarians, technicians, farmers, university and post-doc students to the PPILOW project and give them an overview of the most recent results obtained, […]
Hi! My name is Craig, an agricultural economist who has worked at the Thuenen Institute on poultry issues since 2019. I recently joined the PPILOW project in February 2023 and I am conducting poultry farm economic analysis of slow-growing dual-purpose breeds under WP7. Prior to joining PPILOW, I worked on broiler farm economics in Ghana, […]
Hi! I am Zsolt Boros. I graduated in 2017 in the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. I finished my PhD in 2022 at the Department of Parasitology and Parasitic Disease, under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Vasile COZMA. The topic of my doctoral thesis was “Epidemiological […]
Hi! I am Daniela. I studied agricultural science at the University of Gießen. After working in the animal feed sector for 10 years, I joined the Thuenen Institute of Organic Farming in 2018. I am part of the work group pig & poultry and has mainly worked with pigs so far but is eager to […]
The PPILOW Autumn school “How to improve welfare in poultry and pig low input outdoor and organic farms?” will be held in Assisi (Italy) from 25 to 27 October 2023. The free-range poultry and organic poultry and pig productions production requests different knowledge and cognitive paradigm respect to conventional system, accordingly, the aim of the […]
This spring, Emy Ridderbos joined the UU team. She is an Applied Biology student at the HAS Green Academy. Her internship is established in collaboration with Herenboeren. In this on-farm study, Emy is comparing the behaviour of laying hen hybrids and dual-purpose hens in mobile houses, with the aim to design the most optimal conditions in […]
This new video of the PPILOW project focuses on the promotion of natural behaviour in free range systems. The expression of these behaviours is an important aspect of the poultry welfare improvement. Enjooy this nice video!
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A farm where the welfare of the animals and the humans rearing them is guaranteed, where the environment is healthy and the ecosystem is in balance is possible. Veterinarians, zootechnicians and breeders of laying hens in extensive farming spoke about this last month at a meeting organised by Veterinarians Without Borders VSF – Italy, Slow […]
Survey for the evaluation of the organic Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System in the frame of the OrganicTargets4EU project!
As part of the European Green Deal, the EU Farm-to-Fork Strategy and the Biodiversity Strategy the EU set the ambitious targets of at least 25% of agricultural land to be farmed organically by 2030 and to significantly increase organic aquaculture. This requires balanced upscaling of both production and consumption, and implies a huge transformation in […]