Partners of the consortium Breed4Food participate in numerous (inter)national research projects together with other chain partners, universities and research institutes. Some of these research projects are also of special interest to the non-involved partners of Breed4Food and, therefore, are listed as affiliate projects to the PPP Breed4Food III. The leadership of the affiliate projects have approved the access of the affiliate
d projects for the research community and external stakeholders of Breed4Food. Furthermore, Breed4Food will take initiatives to ensure information exchange that benefit both the participants of the affiliate projects and the Breed4Food partners.
The GEroNIMO (Genome and Epigenome eNabled breedIng in MOnogastrics) project aims to provide new knowledge and tools to promote innovative genome- and epigenome-enabled selection methods for traits related to production efficiency, productive longevity, fertility, resilience and welfare.
The aim of Automated broiler phenotyping using smart technologies to improve health, welfare and performance is to implement automatic approaches for phenotyping of activity, leg health and body weight in broilers.
The aim of Innovations in Reproductive and Cryopreservation Technologies in Pigs and Cattle is to further develop cryopreservation (vitrification) protocols that will lead to good quality embryo’s after freezing and thawing with high fertility rates, for both cattle and pigs.
The IMAGEN program aims to facilitate the transition towards sustainable livestock production by addressing the social behaviours of animals in groups, which will improve the health and welfare of the animals and reduce the ecological footprint of our food production.