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
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
Activity News Box
24/11/2022 - Six National Round Tables available material!
10/11/2022 - The 7th SMARTER newsletter is now available!
18/10/2022 - Postdoc researcher position available at INRAE!
03/10/2022 - The Climate Action Award: another SMARTER synergy!