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TREASURE - DIVERSITY OF LOCAL PIG BREEDS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS FOR HIGH QUALITY TRADITIONAL PRODUCTSAND SUSTAINABLE PORK CHAINS

15 - Life on land; Research Projects; 2015; 2016; 2017; 2018; 2019

Research and development activities are proposed for the benefit of sustainable pork chains based on European local pig breeds and
their production systems. Workprogramme is planned to respond to consumer demands for quality and healthiness of pork products
with regional identity and societal demands for environment preservation and development of local agro-economy. Description and
evaluation of local pig breeds, with an emphasis on untapped ones will be performed using novel genomic tools. Performance of local
pig breeds will be evaluated in contrasted agro-geo-climatic conditions and production systems (indoor, outdoor, organic). Focus will
be on pig feeding and management strategies and on the use of locally available feeding resources. Intrinsic quality of traditional and
new regional high quality pork products and attitudes of consumers from various market areas will be assessed; in particular the
motives for the choice and willingness to pay such products. Marketing strategies will be adressed in particular short chain distribution
channels. All activities will be driven from the perspective of sustainability (environmental impact, animal welfare, product quality,
consumer acceptability and market potential). The activities will engage innovative approaches to answer socio-economic demands of
regional pork chains involving partners from different sectors. The ambition is to enhance existing and create new networks between
academia and non-academia partners, within and between regions and to tackle the value chain for regional high quality pork
products, focusing on diverse and so far untapped pig breeds, their production systems and pork products. Cross-fertilising
interactions between research, local agriculture, businesses and end-users will be achieved with partners from these complementary
sectors in all research and development activities.

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