• Podesta, Tom J (Principal Investigator)
  • Weeks, Claire A (Co-Investigator)
  • Main, David C J (Principal Investigator)
  • Van Dijk, Lisa (Manager)

Project Details


Using the laying hen sector as a case study, we aim to demonstrate the potential for practice-driven innovation networks,supported by existing science and market-driven actors, to develop practical cost-effective solutions to sustainability challenges.

The project specific objectives were:

1. To develop on-farm and off-farm (transport and slaughter) practice-driven innovation networks dealing with sustainability challenges in the laying hen sector with the support of science and market driven actors who have strong relationships with the industry.

2. To develop and disseminate technical innovations to increase sustainability of the laying hen sector that are based on practice as well as on economic and scientific information.

3. To develop and disseminate a “communication support package” including web based tools, facilitation guides and on-line training programmes that will help ensure that science and market- driven actors are able to support practice-driven innovation networks in the laying hen and other livestock sectors.

4. To develop policy recommendations that help realise the full potential of practice-driven innovation through multi stakeholder networks in livestock sectors.

Alternative titlePractice-led innovation supported by science and market-driven actors in the laying hen and other livestock sectors
Effective start/end date1/01/1531/08/17


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