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EU Prioritises Farm Animal Breeding Research

by 5m Editor
20 April 2006, at 12:00am

EU - Farm animal breeding has been recognised by the European Union alongside leading fuel cell, nano-medicine, robotic and aeronautic technologies as a key research and development priority for the next decade with the establishment of the Sustainable Farm Animal Breeding and Reproduction Technology Platform this month. FABRE-TP is one of fewer than 30 Technology Platforms recognised by the European Commission to help prioritise and co-ordinate investment under the forthcoming Framework 7 Programme of Research (2007-2013) in areas considered vital to Europe’s future. More than 60 organisations, institutes, businesses and bodies across the EU spanning the continent’s seven major farm animal species are signatories to the comprehensive 20-year vision document launching the new Technology Platform. This vision will form the basis for the production and implementation of a strategic research priority plan to 2025, developed through wide consultation with all interested parties – from research funding bodies to consumers. “Having a European Technology Platform for animal breeding and reproduction is a great step forward,” commented FABRE-TP Working Group member and one of the authors of the Vision Document, Chris Warkup of Genesis Faraday. <i>Source: Stackyard</i>

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