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Project
Acronym: TREASURE 
Name: DIVERSITY OF LOCAL PIG BREEDS AND PRODUCTION SYSTEMS FOR HIGH QUALITY TRADITIONAL PRODUCTS AND SUSTAINABLE PORK CHAINS 
Project status: From: 2015-04-01 To: 2019-04-01 (Execution)
Contract number: 634476 — TREASURE — H2020-SFS-2014-2015/H2020-SFS-2014-2 
Action line: Research and Inovation 
Type (Programme): HORIZON 2020 
Instrument: IP 
Project cost: 3.395.387,00 EUR
Project funding: 3.395.387,00 EUR
Project coordinator
Organisation Name: KMETIJSKI INSTITUT SLOVENIJE - AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE OF SLOVENIA (KIS) 
Organisation adress: Hacquetova ulica 17, LJUBLJANA 1000  
Organisation country: Slovenia 
Contact person name: Marjeta Čandek-Potokar 
Contact person email: Email 
Croatian partner
Organisation name: Agronomski fakultet 
Organisation address: Svetošimunska cesta 25, 10000 Zagreb 
Contact person name: Danijel Karolyi
Contact person tel:
01/239 4013  Contact person fax: 01/231 5300 
Contact person e-mail: Email 
Partners
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Short description of project
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 nonacademia 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.  
Short description of the task performed by Croatian partner
The AFZ will perform a phenotypic characterization, data sampling and production traits/systems survey of local Croatian pig breeds. The AFZ will perform a dietary experiment with natural foodstuffs for pig feeding with various carcass and fresh and processed meat quality assessments. Additionally, we will participate in the development of high quality meat products and perform a consumer acceptability, preferences and willingness-to-pay studies related to new products from our local pig breeds. As a partner we will be involved in project dissemination and demonstration activities.  


   

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