Accelerating genomic prediction in Breed4food

Projecttitel: Accelerating genomic prediction in Breed4food
Projectnummer: LWV 20.054
Missie: Sleuteltechnologieën
MMIP:  ST2 Biotechnologie en veredeling
Projectleider: Roel Veerkamp

The primary goal of this PPP is to accelerate the innovation and impact of the core engine for genomic prediction. Accelerating the innovation and impact of genomic prediction enables the partners to create more genetic progress for a broader range of traits, by adding novel traits to the breeding goal, by using more diverse genetics,and by adding more flexibility to their breeding program. Flexibility is needed to better adapt to societal or market demands.

Sustainable production of high-quality, healthy animal proteins for a growing world population is the key challenge for livestock industry towards 2050. At the same time important steps towards a more circular and climate neutral food production are required. Breed4Food partners are animal breeding companies that continue
to have a cumulative contribution towards four of the MMIP missions (A, B, C, D) of 1 to 2% per year through genetic improvement of animals.

The aim of this PPP is to increase this contribution and to strengthen the
position of the companies worldwide by accelerating the innovation and impact of the core engine for genomic prediction. Accelerating the innovation and impact of genomic prediction enables the partners to create more genetic progress for a broader range of traits, by adding novel traits to the breeding goal, by using more diverse genetics, and by being more flexible in their breeding program. Flexibility is needed to better adapt to societal or market demands.

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