Such meeting has been the best opportunity to foster positive associations and interactions for the creation of a network able of keeping a uniqueness of the project but also to approaching innovation through a multi-expertise vision. The variety in the composition and in the field of actions of the stakeholders would have had a potential negative consequence on the project due to a lack of unique vision but such risk was deactivated by a shared approach and the awareness of having common interests and the recognition of being part of a single team.
- A higher productivity of the sheep and goat sector, primarily from an efficiency point of view but also environmentally and economically sustainable
- The improvement the genetic elements for the milk and meat production, their quality and composition, both in sheep and goats
- The establishment of long-terms relations between breeders and research making possible the communication of different experiences
- The development of an international network for sharing ovine and caprine genetic information and experiences with different and local breeds. Tightly closed to this expectation is the achievement of an international genetic evaluation system that would benefit the whole sector and improve the efficacy of the genetic improvement programmes (International comparable breeding values)
- Incorporation of new genetic traits in breeding programmes such as health traits, reproductive traits and feed efficiency, to be achieved by the improvement of new traits for longevity, rusticity and resilience.
- The use of genomics, accomplished to genetic improvement programmes was broadly suggested by many stakeholders as a major outcome of the Smarter
More details on the SMARTER Project in the official site of the project at: www.smarterproject.eu.