The key focus of ERGEN is on innovative assisted reproductive technology, breeding strategies, smart farming technologies and functional foods from sheep and goats. ERGEN has a role of coordination of continuous auditing of 10 intensively managed sheep enterprises located in different regions of Turkey. These farms are not only different by region but also, experience of year of smart of sheep farming, flock size, owner farming history, age, sex etc. The diversity of these farms will constitute a unique source of learning and inspiration for improvement of the project. These enterprises have been subjected to continuous auditing and monitoring through mobile flock management tool to provide continuous assurance of animal welfare, optimum production efficiency, product safety and quality. For doing this IOT, AI, Cloud computing are significant part of mobile flock manager integrated with three way auto drafter. This approach provides these farm managers the most up-to-date guidance and best practices to enable them to successfully implement smart sheep farming and produce traceable value added lambs. ERGEN and 10 operational sheep farms equipped with smart farming technologies will provide data, user experience, farm comparisons, and value added lamb product production.
DESCRIPTION OF YOUR ORGANISATION:
ERGEN is an R&D company that aims to support small ruminant enterprise start-ups and their development through the optimum advancement of university-industry collaboration. ERGEN provides a supportive environment for companies to enhance their effective use of already available resources or to create new ones through R&D.
Topic 1.3.1 Increase adherence to the Mediterranean diet as a sustainable pattern including environmental, social and health aspects.
Topic 2.3.1 Increasing the resilience of small-scale farms to global challenges and COVID-like crisis by using adapted technologies, smart agri-food supply chain and crisis management tools. .
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.
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