Healthy Environmental-Friendly and Resilient Farm to Fork
HE - FARM PROJECT
Funded by the European Union
Now in Progress:
To create and validate a cost-effective & Standardizable Experimental Channel-resolved Biosecurity Assessment Methodology
Setting up basis and procedures for biosecurity; technologies and assessment of actual state: The HE-FARM project is making progress in its first stage, which involves setting up the foundations and procedures for biosecurity, as well as assessing the current state and developing the first prototypes of the novel technologies for biosecurity.
The HE-FARM project has the primary objective of developing a methodology to assess biosecurity in farms. Additionally, the project aims to evaluate the efficacy of various mitigation measures and the advancement of novel technologies to enhance biosecurity in farms. The methodology will be established through a combination of laboratory and field tests and will enable the prediction of biosecurity levels within specific transport channels. Prototypes of innovative biosecurity technologies will undergo validation in operational environments, including cattle, pig, sheep, and chicken farms, as well as in a slaughterhouse and animal transport such as trucks.
The HE- FARM consortium is conformed in a multidisciplinary and complementary team including 14 partners from 6 nationalities, eleven farms and an external advisory board. Partners include:
- 2 universities (UAH, UNIVET) with a strong record in biosecurity & engineering and veterinary respectively
- 5 research centers (CSIC, IP, INRAE, IRD, CIOP) covering all transmission channels and microorganisms,
- a meat industry (INCAR) and its affiliated farms (ICPOR), a fully integrated Farm to Fork chain including transport,
- 3 technology based SMEs (CF, NOVAP, SJT), providing useful high techs from different fields;
- the standardization body of Romania (ASRO), as well as
- a food technology network (CATAL) with an extensive network and potential of impact on stakeholders.