Netherlands: One institute for animal health
The Netherlands is working towards one organisation for animal health
covering areas from research to improvement programs on the
To achieve this the Animal Sciences Group (ASG) of Wageningen University and
the National Animal Health Service (GD) will join forces. In the new combination
all parties will continue their own activities. The group employs 1,400 people
and has an annual turnover of € 175 million.
Current GD-director Anton
Pijpers will lead the new cooperation, which will come into existence in the
next few months.
ASG and GD see this new effort as a perfect answer to
the scale-up in agriculture and the international quality improvements in the
food and agriculture sector and to be able to better. Both organisations
emphasise that this joint effort is of utmost importance to stay ahead in
knowledge intensive agriculture sectors.
A strong basis is imporant for
Dutch animal husbandry to keep further improve its leading global
Animal Sciences Group
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