International Society for Applied Ethology — Advance Farm Animal Welfare Science in Developing Nations

Award Date 
4/2018
Grant Amount 
$135,412
Purpose 
To support workshops, scholarships, and an online hub to advance farm animal welfare science in developing nations.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant investigator: Lewis Bollard

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The Open Philanthropy Project recommended a grant of $135,412 over two years to the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) to advance farm animal welfare science in developing nations. Developing nations account for an increasing share of the world’s factory farmed animals, yet few have many farm animal welfare scientists. ISAE intends to use these funds to send 15 developing nation scientists to its annual conference, and to host workshops, regional meetings, and farm visits, which could both accelerate the development of farm animal welfare science in developing nations and increase the likelihood that the science focuses primarily on welfare rather than productivity.

This is a renewal of our March 2017 grants, and falls within our focus area of farm animal welfare.