Upcoming events: PPILOW partners present their strategy and first results! – by Anne Collin (INRAE)

After having actively contributed to the international conferences “Life Sciences for sustainable Development” (Cluj-Napoca, Romania, September 2020) and “6th International Mediterranean Symposium on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants” (October 15-17, Izmir, Turkey), the PPILOW partners co-organized with the three other European projects OK-Net EcoFeed, POWER and FreeBirds the Joint online Conference “Improving Sustainability and Welfare in Organic Poultry and Pig production” January 25-26, 2021. This event gathered online in average 270 participants, among which policy makers, practitioners, researchers, consumers and citizens for presenting with end-users solutions helping organic farmers to implement the objectives of feeding their animals with feed produced at or near the farm while ensuring animal welfare.

In the next months, PPILOW will present its multi-actor research strategy and first achievements in several events:

  • By organizing a session “Ensuring Farm Animal Welfare In Livestock Production: Consumer Expectations, Product Certification And Cost-Competitiveness” at the Conference of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) 2021, XVI EAAE Congress, July 20-23, 2021, Prague, Czech Republic (2020 postponed)
  • By organizing of a dedicated workshop at the next Organic World Congress (OWC) 2021, 6-10 September 2021 – Rennes, France, entitled “How to improve poultry and pig welfare in organic production systems?”
  • By participating to the 8th International conference on the assessment of Animal Welfare at farm and group level (WAFL), 16-19 August, 2021, with the communications on the PIGLOW and EBENE welfare self-assessment applications.