NPG meetings

In the first months of the project nine NPGs were set up:

  • Five for poultry: AIAB and UNIPG (Italy), INRA and ACTA (France),  Bioforum (Belgium) and UU (The Netherlands), TI-BW (Germany),  AU (Denmark).
  • Four for pigs: AIAB (Italy), ACTA (France),  Bioforum and CRAW (Belgium), USAMV (Romania).

NPGs meetings:

Poultry

  1. UNIPG, AIAB, SLOWFOOD: 1st online meeting of the Italian PPILOW National Practitioner Group on 20th July 2020. Audience: 13 (representing consumers, advisers of production organizations, feed companies, veterinarians, organic egg producers, organic broiler producers, organic specialized retailers, caterings, certifier in the organic sector). Results: feedback about the main obstacles about animal welfare and levers.
  2. BioForum: 1st meeting of the Belgian (Flanders) PPILOW National Practitioner Group on 9th March 2020 in Geel and Pittem (Belgium). Audience: 35 (farmers, feed producers, veterinarians, researchers). Results: discussion of most important welfare issues, discussion of welfare app.
  3. Thuenen (both TI-OL and TI-BW): 1st meeting of the German PPILOW National Practitioner Group on 25th February 2020 in Westerau (Germany). Audience: 11 (farmers and others). Results: information about PPILOW, discussion about dual-purpose chicken genotypes, feedback for developers of EBENE app.
  4. UU: 1st meeting of the Dutch PPILOW National Practitioner Group on 18th February 2020 in Utrecht (The Netherlands). Audience: 5 (professionals from the poultry sector: vet, egg trading company, researcher). Results: validation of the tool for welfare assessment in laying hens.
  5. AU: 1st meeting of the Danish PPILOW National Practitioner Group on 18th February 2020 in Foulum (Denmark). Audience: 10 (Poultry professionals being organic egg producers, a feed company (DLG), an egg packaging company (DanÆg), an advisory institution (SEGES) and a company that breeds and sells organic pullets and organic broilers (TopÆg). Results: introduction to the NPG layer group under PPILOW. Opinions on issues and levers for welfare improvement in organic or outdoor poultry farms and on poultry welfare self-assessment tool was discussed.
  6. ACTA (ITAB and ITAVI), INRAE, SYSAAF, YNCREA HDS: 1st meeting of the French PPILOW National Practitioner Group on 12th February 2020 in Angers (France). Audience: 17 (Poultry professionals, association members and PPILOW partners). Results: opinions on issues and levers for welfare improvement in organic or outdoor poultry farms and on poultry welfare self-assessment tool.

1st meeting of the French PPILOW NPG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pigs

  1. USAMV: 1st meeting of the Romanian PPILOW National Practitioner Group on 6th March 2020 in Cluj-Napoca (Romania). Audience: 16 (decision makers from the pork food chain, animal and environment protection, professional in raising swine, farmers). Results: points of view on possibilities and levers to improve animal health and welfare in low input or outdoor pig farms; opinions on pig welfare self-assessment tool; potential legislative levers for welfare improvement.
  2. CRA-W: 1st meeting of the Belgian PPILOW National Practitioner Group on 10th February 2020 in Gembloux (Belgium). Audience: 15 (scientific community, industry, civil society, policy makers). Results: presentation of the PPILOW project and creation of a group of practitioners meeting twice a year all along the project duration. Participants gave feedback on specific activities and topics of the PPILOW project, thereby contributing to the adequacy between PPILOW activities and the production chain expectations.
  3. BioForum, ILVO: 1st meeting of the Belgian (Flanders) PPILOW National Practitioner Group on 15th January 2020 in Ruiselede (Belgium). Audience: 20 (farmers, feed producers, veterinarians, researchers). Results: discussion of most important welfare issues, discussion of welfare app.

1st meeting of the Romanian PPILOW NPG