SUMINAPP aims to provide new insights on copper and zinc supplementation in diets of food-producing animals for more sustainable practices. The purpose is to combine scientific results so that the following objectives are optimized : animal productivity, intestinal health, environmental impact.
SUMINAPP will offer new tools for stakeholders in animal production chains :
- a guidance for copper and zinc supplementation in animal feeds,
- recommendation for non invasive biomarkers of intestinal health,
- speciation of metals in animal wastes and ecotoxicity of excreta for fine tuning of Life Cycle Analysis.
This project (E! 11780), approved by Eurostars office call, is being developed by Animine (France-based supplier of trace minerals for animal nutrition) in collaboration with PigCHAMP Pro Europa (Spanish company of R&D in pig production) and CIRAD (French agricultural research and international cooperation organization).
It has received funding from the Eurostars-2 joint program with co-financing from the BPI in France and CDTI in Spain, from the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Program of the European Union, with a total budget of 2,2M€.