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Revised:  05/02/2008














Young Train eLearning materials



      - Tools and applications for e-Research and e-Learning

           -  Creating an online tutorial

           -  Using video, audio and multimedia for education and research


Online Learning Material
     Meat Science -
Muscle pH


Information and tools developed during the YT Project



Guide to eLearning topic
Cledwyn Thomas


Introduction to IRTA/ CENTA


Towards FP 7
Cledwyn Thomas and Jean-Francois Maljean


Technology Platforms


Food for Life - Tim Hogg (HTML Slides)


FABRE - Animal Breeding - Andrea Rosati (HTML Slides)


Thematic priorities


Animal Production - Joan Tibau (HTML Slides)


Animal Health: vaccines - Fernando Rodríguez (HTML Slides)


Meat Quality and Safety – Sava Buncic (HTML Slides)


National Contact Points. Mission and functions


The Irish Experience - Tony Smith (HTML Slides)


National Contact Points: Collaboration with Former Union Soviet Countries - Anca Nicolescu (HTML Slides)


Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE) - Anca Nicolescu (HTML Slides)


Girona Workshop on Meat Quality
Note: The presentations will only work in IE5 or above and Windows Media Player



Introduction guide

C. Thomas



Consumer Perception of meat quality

K. Grunert

PDF Audio only and Video


Environmental Considerations on Production Systems

I. Casasus

PDF Audio only and Video


Techniques to evaluation meat composition and quality

M.A Oliver

PDF Audio only and Video


Pig Carcass Grading

M. Gispert

PDF Audio only and Video


Research and development on meat production chain: Ethical issues

M. Marie

PDF Audio only and Video


Factors which impact on meat quality

D. Troy

PDF Audio only, Video and HTML Slides


Preparing submitting and coordinating competitive research projects

D. Troy

PDF and HTML Slides


Joint EU Young Train Workshop & FAO / EAAP /Satellite symposium on Safety of Food of Animal Origin along the Production Chain Antalya, Turkey – 16 September 2006



Recent developments and concerns in relation to meat safety, animal health and welfare and public health

H.  Anil,
University of Bristol, UK

PDF and HTML Slides


The Codex Alimentarius Codes of Practice for livestock products and animal feeding

A. Bruno,
FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius

PDF Audio only and Video


EU legislation on Animal Feed and the Safety of Animal Products

B. Cooke, (FEFAC)

PDF Audio only and Video


The role of risk assessment in addressing the safety of foods of animal origin

S. Cahill, FAO

PDF Audio only and Video


Safety of animal products from farm to fork: FAO action

D. Battaglia, FAO

PDF Audio only and Video


Furher files presented in Antalya:

  1. Introduction – Cled Thomas (Project Coordinator of Young Train)

  2. Animal science and livestock systems in the seventh Framework Programme for research by C. Patermann

  3. Societal and Consumer drivers – brief statements by Isabel Casasús, Michel Marie, Klaus Grunert.


Challenges to a Whole Chain Approach to Meat Quality and Safety

Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt


Sunday 25th  March


14.00 – 14.15

Welcome and Introduction

14.15 – 15.45

Current state of the meat chain in the region

An overview Dr. Ali Talib Animal Production and Health Officer FAO Regional Office in Cairo

Regional / Country perspectives

Meat chain in Morocco: Present situation and future perspectives. Prof. Araba Abdelilah (Morocco)
Meat Chain in Egypt. Prof. Hossain Soliman / Prof. Hamdy El-Sayed (Egypt)
Meat Chain in North/East of the Region. Dr. Kezban Candogan (Turkey)

15.45 – 16.15


16.15 – 18.00

Future Drivers for the meat chain in the region

Ethical and welfare. Toni Dalmau (Spain)
Consumer needs and health. Prof. Sabah Benjelloun (Morocco)
Socio Economic. Prof. Ibrahim Siddik (Egypt)

Oriental Meat Products Dr. Mohamed Farag Khallaf

Supply chain. Problems & solutions. Sally El Sherif, Quality Manager Carrefour Egypt


Monday 26th March


08.30 – 10.0

eLearning Materials
Demonstration – Julian Cook (UK)
Poster viewing*

10.00 – 10.30



Challenges and Technical opportunities

Meat Safety. Dr. Sava Buncic (Serbia)

Meat Quality. Dr. Maria Angels Oliver (Spain)

Challenges and Opportunities - Meat Quality Dr. Paul Allen (Ireland)

11.00 – 12.30

eLearning Materials

Demonstration – Julian Cook

Poster viewing*

12.30 – 14.00


14.00 – 16.00

Opportunities for Research, Development and Dissemination

Presentations by Young Scientists (4 x 10 min)
a) Traditional products
b) Meat safety improvement
c) Genetic improvement
d) Welfare of animals

Round table: Discussion and Conclusion



Produced for the YoungTrain Specific Support Action, funded by the European Commission and FP6 - DG Research Directorate E "Biotechnology, Agriculture and Food" Unit "Strategic and Policy Aspects" (Proposal/Contract no.: 016101).

This SSA is led by the European Association for Animal Production EAAP,
Via G. Tomassetti 3,1/A, 00161 Rome, Italy.
Tel.: +39-06-44202639;



 Advice # 1

Next Regional Meeting in Kazakhistan is being planned

 Advice # 2

YoungTrain Moodle course

 Info box

A presentation on "Animal science and livestock systems in the seventh Framework Programme for research" by C. Patermann is also available.


 Advice # 3










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