Projects

LinkTADs

Title
LinkTADs
Ref./Contract no
FP7-613804
Programme
FP7 - KBBE
Duration
1 November 2013 - 31 October 2016
Coordinator
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Partners

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - FAO

Joint FAO/IAEA Programme for Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture FAO Emergency Centre for TransboundaryAnimal Diseases (ECTAD) China

Europa Media Non-profit Ltd.

Royal Veterinary College

Centre de Coopération Internationale en Recherché Agronomique pour le Développement

National Veterinary Institute of Sweden

Shanghai Veterinary Research Institute

Harbin Veterinary Research Institute

China Animal Health and Epidemiology Center

China Animal Disease Control Center

Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação

Huazhong Agricultural University

 

 
 
 
Summary

LinkTADs brought together world-class research institutes and experts in cross-border cooperation between the EU and China in the field of animal health.

Research has many of the answers to prevent and control animal diseases, either through the understanding of their spread (epidemiology) or through better diagnostics for disease detection and surveillance. Both the European Union (EU) and China are two major worldwide players in animal health research. With dozens of institutions working on livestock health, the cross-border coordination and networking of research becomes a top priority to avoid duplication, while maximizing efforts by bringing together new ideas, expertise, technologies and funds.

LinkTADs brings together world-class research institutes and experts in cross-border cooperation with the aim to coordinate research between the EU and China, thus improving scientific excellence in animal health (epidemiology and laboratory).