SMARTER - SMAll RuminanTs breeding for Efficiency and Resilience

Project Details


Smarter’s objective is to study how genetic selection can help to increase resilience and efficiency (R&E) in small ruminants (sheep and goats) in their rearing environments, across a range of diverse environments and production systems, and make their raising more sustainable.
Smarter’s approach concerns as well the animal, population/breed, and system/farm levels. Constant interaction with stakeholders helps Smarter staying in line with the needs of the breeders
Effective start/end date1/11/1831/07/23


  • European Commission

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

ASJC Scopus Subject Areas

  • Food Animals
  • veterinary(all)
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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