Improving the sustainability of Mediterranean agro-ecosystems (Section 1) Developing farming systems able to generate income, to create employment and to contribute to a balanced territorial development (Section 2)
Genetic resources preservation, Precision flock management, Small ruminant, Sustainable sheep production, adaptation to climate change, animals diversity, milk production with commercial flocks, production practices, quality of animal products (meat and dairy), scientific research, sustainability
We can share our know-how and technologies developed for sustainable small ruminant breeding, value added products, functional food production from sheep and goats, innovative smart sheep and goat farming technologies.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
We support small ruminant enterprises start-ups and their development through the optimum advancement of university-industry cooperation and to provide the appropriate environment for the companies that would help them enhance the effective use of already available resources or create new ones through R&D with key focus on innovative reproductive technology and breeding strategies. Through the collaboration and partnership among national or international small ruminant breeding and production oriented companies, we assist them establish synergy-creating mechanisms. We focus on technology-intensive entrepreneurial ventures and encourage the growth of R&D investments and innovative small-scale businesses. ER-GEN BIOTECHNOLOGIES offers a comprehensive range of reproductive and smart breeding technologies applicable to the livestock breeding industry, especially small ruminant sector. The company has been operating since 2008. The company operates four main business areas such as 1) Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Small Ruminants 2) Precision Flock Management 3) Smart Sheep and Goat Farming
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth
The PRIMA programme is an Art.185 initiative supported and funded under Horizon 2020, the European Union’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.