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Practice-led innovation supported by science and market-driven actors in the laying hen and other livestock sectors

HORIZON 2020 ISIB-02-2014 project, Grant no. 652638

 

The HENNOVATION project is one of the thematic networks funded under the topic ISIB 2 'Closing the research and innovation divide: the crucial role of innovation support services and knowledge exchange” of the Horizon 2020 EU Research and Innovation programme.

 

The project demonstrates the potential of innovation led by producers and industry practices (on farm, during transport and at the abattoir) through the establishment of innovation networks that proactively search for and utilize new ideas to make their business more efficient and sustainable. The networks initially tackle two particular issues of concern in the production chain: injurious pecking and the transport and use of end-of-lay hens. The networks are led by producers or transporters and hen processors interacting with veterinary surgeons, farm advisors and scientific researchers, consumers and those certifying egg production.

 

Project partners, network facilitators and workshop participants at

the knowledge exhange workshop held 13/14 October in Barcelona.