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SMAll RuminanTs breeding for Efficiency and Resilience (SMARTER)

Title OriginalSMAll RuminanTs breeding for Efficiency and Resilience (SMARTER)
Abstract

Small ruminants in Europe are mostly reared in difficult environments such as mountains/hills, and arid, humid or low forage resources areas, where rearing cattle is difficult to impossible. In many of these environments, domesticated small ruminants are the only source of livelihood. Additionally, small ruminants use rangelands and contribute to maintaining an open environment, improving biodiversity and preventing fire damage in dry areas. To maintain these benefits in environments vulnerable to environmental and economic challenges, small ruminants need to be resilient and efficient.

SMARTER will use new and collaborative strategies to improve resilience and efficiency of the sheep and goat sectors at the animal (A), population/breed (P) and system/farm (S) levels. The overall goal of SMARTER is i) to phenotypically and genetically characterise and understand novel related traits, ii) to improve and develop new genomic prediction techniques, and iii) to establish new breeding and management strategies that include those novel resilience and efficiency-related traits according to their importance and relevance to various systems, breeds and environments.

The project will promote optimised resilience of small ruminant farming systems, which are key pillars of socio- economic sustainability and eco-system services in rural communities throughout Europe and beyond.

Financing/ Donor
  • CORE Organic Cofund/ Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)
  • European Union: Horizon 2020
(Research) Program
  • CORE Organic Cofund/ Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG)
  • European Commission, Horizon 2020
FiBL project leader/ contact (people who are not linked are former FiBL employees)
Role of FiBL

Task Leader

Research area
FiBL project number 5009502
Date modified 12.11.2019
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