PPILOW 4th Annual Meeting in Perugia!

– by Anne Collin (INRAE)

The PPILOW 2023 annual meeting was held in Perugia in Italy on the 23rd and 24th of October. It was a great opportunity to exchange on the various results of each involved team and to consolidate the necessary interactions between partners investigating on the levers of Welfare improvements for poultry and pigs in low input outdoor and organic systems, especially in view of the building of the associated multicriteria analyses and business models. After scientific exchanges around posters, we particularly focussed on the feedbacks of farmers and technicians on the use of the PIGLOW app for welfare-self-assessment in small-scale pig farms, on the feedbacks of different stakeholders on the criteria to be used for multicriteria analyses of PPILOW innovations. The partners also shared a focus on the PPILOW innovations currently implemented on-farm with partners facilitating the National practitioner Groups, and the project final roadmap for the dissemination of PPILOW outputs during its last 9 months of EU funding.