The HE-FARM (Healthy Environment-Friendly and Resilient Farm to Fork -HORIZON-CL6-2022-FARM2FORK-01-03) project aims to develop and validate a methodology that not only assesses biosecurity but it is also able to make predictions on different livestock farms.
The project will identify the most important transmission channels in different animal farms. These new information on microbes could help us to manage risks in the food chain. With this information, the project aims to improve the effectiveness of biosecurity measures and technologies and to save investment and operational costs. To fulfill these aims, the project plans to implement: predictive software, rapid pathogen monitoring system, use of low toxicity biocides, portable low-cost instrument for microbiological detection, cold plasma water disinfection.
The project is a consortium of 14 partners, led by Universidad de Alcala, Spain. The UVMB is involved with DFI and Department of Animal Hygiene, Heard Health and Mobile Clinic.
The project's duration is 36 months, the total budget is 4.999.859 EUR, of which the UVMB will receive 561.125 EUR.