Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $229,830 over three years to the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) to advance welfare science in developing nations. Developing nations account for an increasing share of the world’s factory farmed animals, yet have relatively few farm animal welfare scientists. ISAE intends to use these funds to host workshops and meetings, and to provide scholarships for farm animal welfare scientists in developing nations. Open Philanthropy’s farm animal welfare team believes ISAE’s work could help to 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 follows Open Philanthropy’s April 2018 support and falls within its focus area of farm animal welfare.