During a recent trip to Israel, Prof. Thomas Banhazi worked with scientists at the MIGAL Galilee Research Institute and local poultry farmers in the Galilee region to improve the environmental performance of their farming operations.
Four Enviro-DetectTM instruments have been installed on two separate farms to monitor the thermal and ventilation performance of the buildings and general environmental quality inside and outside of the buildings.
The participating farmers were extremely open-minded and keen to partake in this study that was generously funded by the EU ICT-AGRI FOOD funding scheme and co-funded by the various national funding bodies, including the Israel Innovation Authority רשות החדשנות.
Prof. Uri marchaim and Dr. Moshe Meron arranged the farm visits and participated in the on-farm discussions.
The Israeli component of the LivestockSense project is effectively managed by Prof. Uri Marchaim and Dr. Sigal Fishman from the MIGAL Research Institute.