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PPILOW’s People: Laura Van Vooren!

I am Laura Van Vooren, project manager for Bioforum. BioForum is the sectoral organization for organic agriculture in Flanders. BioForum serves the interests of the whole organic sector in Flanders, covering the farmers, retailers, distributors, processing industries, food services, but also scientific institutions and civil society organisations. In PPILOW, I am a NPG (National Pratictioner […]

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PPILOW’s People: Maxime Reverchon!

My name is Maxime Reverchon, I am a researcher in biotechnology of reproduction at SYSAAF (French poultry and aquaculture breeding association). I am specialized in avian and aquacole species. I mainly study the fertility potentials of animals by studying the factors influencing gamete formation, sexual maturity, sexual behaviour etc… I take part in WP 5 […]

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PPILOW’s People: Saskia Kliphuis!

Nice to meet you! My name is Saskia Kliphuis. I’m a behavioural biologist and PhD candidate. Within PPILOW, my aim is to study whether we can use innovative strategies during early life, to reduce fearfulness and prevent feather pecking in laying hens. Even in low input and organic housing systems, these issues remain a threat […]

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PPILOW’s People: Anne Collin-Chenot!

I am a senior researcher at INRAE, the French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment, in the Avian Biology and Poultry Science Unit (BOA) coordinating the PPILOW project. My research topic deals with the impacts of early life management on the later welfare, physiology and health of chickens, and on the quality of […]

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Joint Online Conference registration open!

Interested in feed sustainability and animal welfare? Register now for the online conference “Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production”, taking place on the 25th & 26th of January 2021. Organic farming leads the way in sustainability and animal welfare and is ready to improve even more. Four research projects, OK-Net EcoFeed, PPILOW, Freebirds and POWER, are ready to […]

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Upcoming events PPILOW Participation

Joint Conference OK-Net EcoFeed – PPILOW – FreeBirds – POWER European projects “Improving sustainability and welfare in organic poultry and pig production”: 25th – 26th January 2021, remote meeting. Involved partners: AIAB, AU, ACTA(ITAB), INRAE, LUKE, UU, EV ILVO. The European Association of Agricultural Economist Congress (EAAE): 20th to 23rdJuly 2021 in Prague, Czech Republic. […]

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New people in the PPILOW project: Evelien Graat, Helen Pluschke

Evelien Graat (ILVO, PhD student) Evelien Graat is a PhD student in the animal welfare research group at ILVO who works on the PPILOW project full time. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in behavioural ecology from Utrecht University. Her PhD project focusses on welfare self-assessments of pigs and poultry […]

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PPILOW co-creates innovations for welfare improvement thanks to professionals and associations of the poultry and pig production sectors

by Anne Collin (INRAE) PPILOW, as a multi-actor project, involves several private partners from the poultry and pig sectors in order to propose innovations for improving the welfare of pigs and poultry in organic and low-input outdoor production systems. Among them, Circular Organics (Belgium) produces live insect larvae that are currently tested for avoiding feather […]

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Early life innovations to improve welfare of laying hens

 by Saskia Kliphuis (UU) It has been six crazy months since the previous issue of the PPILOW newsletter, when we gave our last update on our experimental work. As 2020 has shown us, a lot can happen in half a year. In spite the pandemic and the lockdown that followed, we were able to continue […]

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WP3: EBENE/PIGLOW apps and WP.3 progress

by Laura Warin (ITAVI), Frank Tuyttens and Evelien Graat (ILVO) Two mobile applications have been developed (PIGLOW app for pigs) or modified (EBENE® app for poultry) for farmers to self-assess the welfare of their animals. These apps are available on the Google Play Store and on the App Store in 3 different languages: Dutch, English […]

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