– by Laura Van Vooren (BioForum) Bioforum facilitates two PPILOW National Practitioner Groups, one on layers and one on pigs. Both NPGs focus on organic production. The layer NPG, consisting of laying hen farmers, veterinarians, feed producers, breeders and retailers, expressed the need to work together on the topic of natural feed additives to promote […]
PPILOW Italian meeting “Innovative strategies to promote the welfare and products quality of extensive chickens: environmental enrichment and role of genetic strain”
– by Cesare Castellini (UNIPG) The Italian preliminary-PPILOW meeting will be held on 15 December 2021 at OSCARD BUSINESS CENTER BOLOGNA, SALA XL, Spazio Business Center, via Boldrini 18/A, Bologna. The meeting will propose innovative strategies to improve the welfare of chickens reared in extensive systems provided or not with environmental enrichments. Furthermore, a focus […]
Review: What are the challenges facing the table egg industry in the next decades and what can be done to address them?
– by Joel Gautron and Sophie Rehault-Godbert (INRAE) There has been a strong consumer demand to take welfare into account in animal production, including table eggs. This is particularly true in Europe and North America but increasingly around the world. We reviewed the main demands that is facing the egg industry driven by economic, societal […]
Two years of co-creation of innovations with the European practitioners, consumers and citizens in the PPILOW project!
– by Anne Collin (INRAE) The second annual meeting of the European PPILOW project (Poultry and PIG Low-input and Organic production systems’ Welfare, 2019-2024) was held from the 21st to the 23rd of September, 2021. During this 3-day online meeting, the PPILOW partners from 9 European countries shared with members of the project European Multiactor […]
The Italian preliminary-PPILOW meeting “Innovative strategies to promote the welfare and products quality of extensive chickens: environmental enrichment and role of genetic strain” will be held on 15th December 2021 at OSCARD BUSINESS CENTER BOLOGNA, SALA XL, Spazio Business Center, via Boldrini 18/A, Bologna. The meeting will propose innovative strategies to improve the welfare of […]
Hi! I’m Marlène, I work at EAAP, the European Federation of Animal Science, based in Rome. I am an EU project manager with a background in political sciences (international field) and an MA in European Studies earned in Belgium. After a traineeship at the Council of the European Union, I worked for international governmental bodies and private sector […]
Research as part of a PPILOW project is definitely not easy. On the one hand it is constant and painstaking work on part of a huge project and as part of a huge team working on improving the life cycle of animals in agro-industries such as poultry and pigs, on the other hand it is […]
I’m Simona Mattioli, I was born in 1986 in San Benedetto del Tronto-Italy. I graduated in Biology at the University of Perugia (Italy) in 2010. After the PhD period carried out at Insubria University (Varese, Italy; 2014) on Avian Biodiversity, I became full researcher at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences of the […]
One of the aims of the PPILOW project is to develop tools for organic and free-range farmers to monitor the welfare of their own animals. For this purpose, the PIGLOW app was developed for pig farmers. With this app, pig farmers can conduct welfare assessments of their animals and view their results, which include automated […]
I graduated in Veterinary Medicine in Parma in 1990 and since 1991 I have been working in permaculture (PDC Permaculture Design Course) and in Non-Conventional Medicine (MNC). From 1991 to 1997 I lived in Guatemala where I met and practiced permaculture together with the French agronomist Benoit Maria, I then continued my study and work […]