EIPagri.NRW-project joint effort for more Animal Welfare (GeTie)
EQAsce has implemented the EIPagri.NRW project “GeTie” as a lead partner. It was funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development with the participation of the Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The aim of the project was to provide greater benefits to pig-keeping farms via a web-based cloud platform so that investments in more animal welfare pay off better.
February 2020 until January 2022.
Pig farms already operate different programs and various efforts to achieve a higher level of animal welfare. Corresponding proofs are often not available digitally but are written on paper and stored in files. The technical possibilities are so far developed that a higher level of transparency regarding the individual effort in relation to animal welfare is easy to establish in our times. Taking into account the a tense market for the sale of pigs in Germany, farmers are looking for new income or marketing opportunities. By increasing transparency, the investment in more animal welfare should be taken into account, especially at the point of pricing, in a way that the effort pays off for the farmers. This will create an incentive to continue investing in more animal welfare in the future.