– by Anne Collin (INRAE)

Ensuring poultry and pig welfare has become a crucial issue for low-input outdoor and organic farms, currently threatened in Europe by the international sanitary and economic crisis contexts. The PPILOW project helps providing keys for proposing and testing strategies and practices favouring welfare in these production systems. In this 6th PPILOW Newsletter, you will find news about the PPILOW partners’ last meeting in Venice, an update of the activities of the PPILOW National Practitioners Groups and information about a BioForum initiative to promote outdoor area design in Belgium. You will also discover four recent PPILOW project results, get to know two new PPILOW researchers and learn about events in which PPILOW partners will be involved to disseminate their results. All the PPILOW partners wish you a beautiful end of the year!