M24 Consortium Meeting
The partners met for a two-day meeting in Thessaloniki, Greece marking the completion of two years of Code:Re-farm! The meeting was hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The group[…]Read more
Code:Re-Farm was presented at BSAS 2023!
The British Society of Animal Science Conference 2023, took place in Birmingham, UK between the 28-30th of March. Ms. Vera Korelidou of the Agricultural University of Athens, presented their esteemed[…]Read more
Joint article with sister projects mEATquality, PATHWAYS, INTAQT!
Livestock for sustainable food systems, published in REVOLVE magazine: QUARTERLY INSIGHTS INTO A CHANGING WORLDN°47 | Spring 2023Read more
Meet the Consortium
CyRIC is the project coordinator and oversees all the work. From a technical point of view, CyRIC is involved in the development of the FRET-based eggs quality analysis device, in collaboration with CNR. CyRIC through their business development department and the Gravity incubator is the leads the activities related to the new business models development for the goat value chains.
AUTH leads the work on assessing links between the quality of animal (dairy goat and poultry) products and husbandry systems whilst considering animal health and welfare issues. They also participate in work associated with the stakeholders’ involvement on the evaluation products’ quality, the design of the pilot studies, study protocols, data collection and the evaluation of animal health, stress and behavior during the pilots
CNR will mainly focus on identification, production and characterization of biomolecules that specifically recognize the selected analytes for the novel portable eggs’ analyser. Their activities will also be focused on analysis using standard laboratory equipment various food samples from the pilot sites to understand their quality.
leads the “Analysis of challenges & opportunities” regarding alternative
business models and ecosystem management proposals. The aim is to examine the
major challenges that the poultry and goat industry, and the related value
chain, experience in extensive and intensive farming. They will also explore opportunities
for alternative business models for value creation as well as ecosystem
management involving key stakeholders in poultry and goat farming.
REM will provide microbiome analysis using its unique analytical platform. Collaborating with all partners responsible in pilot activities, they will design and optimise the sample collection, processing and logistics protocols. They are also involved in the interpretation of integrated results, and the design of authentication strategies for high-quality products.
AUA will be involved in tasks associated with observation, recording and assessment of productive traits, animal health and welfare indicators, and stress factors. They are also be involved in the development of sampling and recording protocols in the goat pilot-sites and lead the taste panels tasks.
TUW will work on the development of novel analysers for milk analysis and remote gas sensing. TUW will also support QRT in calibration and validation aspects of the envisioned new milk analyser. They will also collaborate with UC3M to develop optical layouts for remote gas sensing employing dispersion spectroscopy.
QRT will be responsible for the design, realization and characterization of a demonstrator that will be used for fast and precise quantification of multiple quality parameters in goat milk including a protein profile. These essential parameters will be linked to the husbandry systems within the project.
UCPH will provide time series modelling of sensor data collected in poultry and goat pilots to provide early warnings of undesired events. They will also provide machine vision models to extract information from video data to provide video-based alarms for undesired behavior and/or signs of disease.
SAAV will be facilitating the validation procedures & KPIs and lead the goat husbandry systems pilots’ setup in Italy. They will also collaborate with other partners for evaluation of animal health, stress and behaviour whilst also evaluating goat milk and dairy products quality using conventional and novel techniques.
We work closely and collaborate with the following consortia through common publications and dissemination activities.
Linking extensive husbandry practices to the intrinsic quality of pork and broiler meat.
INnovative Tools for Assessment and Authentication of chicken meat, beef and dairy products – QualiTies.
Identifying and increasing sustainable practices along the supply and production chains of EU livestock.
The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101000216
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