Australian Merino breed - copyright INIA-UY

Fossés Goats at pasture in Brittany - copyright CAPGENES

British Texel shearling rams in field - copyright Texel Society

Alpine goats on a pasture in canton Valais - copyright FiBL

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AIM= study how genetic selection can help to increase resilience and efficiency in small ruminants (sheep and goats) in their environments and across a range of diverse environments

SMARTER =multiactor H2020 EUproject, €7 ml€, 4 years

13 countries, 27 partners (50% academic / 50% non-academic)

Around 30 Stakeholder partners to disseminate SMARTER results

46 breeds, 40 breeding organisations, 5,000 farmers

1,5 million sheep and goats (20% of EU’s livestock and impact on 70%)

Shared data: 500,000 phenotyped /70,000 genotyped animals