This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 772787.

SMARTER Final Conference

The SMARTER final conference has been organized on 22nd – 23rd May 2023 at the Palacio de Congresos de Toledo “El Greco” (Toledo Congress Centre El Greco) in convergence with ICAR’s conference on “Breeding for resilience: transitioning diverse livestock farming systems into the future”. The choice of organizing the SMARTER final conference in connection with the ICAR annual meeting in Toledo was made to maximize the exchanges with stakeholders (European associations, breeders, sheep and goat farmers, inter-professional organisations, technical institutes, NGOs, ministries, etc.). Two kind of publics were gathered: scientists as well as stakeholders interested in the robustness of the animals, and in their breeding for resilience and efficiency. A total of 59 project partners, 12 stakeholders attended the event. Moreover, 112 participants took part to the presentation of the results of SMARTER’s WP4 at the joint SMARTER – ERFP – RUMIGEN session.  During the conference the researchers taking part in the project made 28 presentations.

Below you will find the pdf presentations.

WP1 – Novel traits to improve resource use efficiency

WP2 – Novel resilience traits to improve health and welfare

WP3 – Genetic of trade-offs and synergies between resilience & efficiency related traits

WP4 – Genomic characterization of hardy or underutilised breeds’ envrionmental adaptation using existing and wely generated data

WP5 – Genomic/genetic modelling and methods of selection for resilient and efficiency traits

WP6 – Practical selection tools to benefit from international cooperation

WP7 – Balanced breeding goals for agro-ecological resilience