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EU Commission Progresses Research Plans on Agriculture Sustainability

23 December 2013

EU - The first set of calls for research projects under 'Horizon 2020' for 2014 and 2015 have been published by the European Commission. Two feed-related topics are included in the programme aimed to improve the sustainability of agriculture.

According to the European Feed Manufacturers Association (FEFAC), among the various topics addressed the societal challenge 'Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research' includes two topics of particular relevance for the feed sector:

The deadline for submission of projects is 12 March 2014 for the two calls.

Feed companies interested in participating in a consortium are invited to contact knowledge providers.

FEFAC stresses that these calls are multidisciplinary, meaning that any research project should address all elements of the calls and consortia should therefore include a large spectrum of experts going far beyond just animal nutrition.

ThePigSite News Desk

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