LIVEQuest project is supported by China–UK research and innovation bridges competition.
Worldwide demand for meat and animal products is set to increase by 40% over the next decade; China’s total meat production has quadrupled over the last 20 years due to rising demand from a rapidly growing population. However, environmental/public health issues are becoming more prominent in China (similar to other emerging economies), and sustainable intensification of livestock agriculture is a key concern of Chinese policy-makers stakeholders.
The systematic diagram of the main project components is shown as below.
The proposed project is a collaboration between 5 organisations: a Chinese RO-Guangxi Veterinary Research Institute (GVI), a Chinese SME-Talent Cloud (TC), a UK HEI-Queen Mary University London (QMUL), and two UK SMEs – GRID Smarter Cities (GS) and Agsenze (AS). GVI and QMUL are lead partners for China and UK respectively. ICUK is leading on the project management and market analysis of this project.