Newsletter no. 4
March 2009 - Number 4
Q-PorkChains newsletter Fourth edition
The Q-PorkChains Newsletter is published biannually on the public project homepage - www.q-porkchains.org. By subscription you can receive the newsletter via email. The objective of the Newsletter is to disseminate news and new knowledge in the field of pig and pork production obtained from the Q-PorkChains project to stakeholders at all levels. The newsletter is divided into different sections specifically directed towards different target groups, i.e. Pig production, Industry, Consumer, Teaching & training and Science.
In this newsletter you can read about:
Q-PorkChains in short
Q-PorkChains includes 62 partners, from 19 different countries including Europe, Brazil, China, South Africa and USA. The total budget is 20.7 million €. The EU grant is 14.5 million €. Q-PorkChains is an integrated project under the EU's sixth framework programme. The full title of the project is "Improving quality of pork and pork products for the consumer: Development of innovative, integrated, and sustainable food production chains of high quality pork products matching consumer demands". Q-PorkChains is composed of nine modules. The six research modules include consumer and market analysis (Module I), on-farm sustainable production systems (Module II), product development (Module III), integration and sustainable management of the production chain (Module IV), molecular biology in pork quality control (Module V) and synthesis of existing knowledge on pork quality, safety and welfare (Module VI). Two horizontal modules (A and B) aims at incorporating new knowledge into pilot and demonstration chains and disseminate Q-PorkChains results to stakeholders at all levels.