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Feed-a-Gene: New EU research programme on monogastric livestock production

Feed-a-Gene ( is a EU-funded H2020 research programme on monogastric livestock production launched in March 2015, for a duration of 5 years, with 23 partners and a budget of 9.9 million.

Feed-a-Gene aims to better adapt monogastric livestock production systems (pigs, poultry and rabbits) to improve their efficiency and to reduce their environmental impact through the following innovations in animal feeding and animal breeding:

  • new and alternative feed resources and feed technologies
  • identification and selection of robust animals better adapted to fluctuating conditions
  • new feeding techniques that allow optimizing the potential of the feed and the animal.

You can find out more on the Feed-a-Gene website ( and you can also register on their stakeholder platform ( a registered stakeholder, you will receive news of the project advancement and you will be invited to conferences, workshops and demonstrations relevant to your activities.

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