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Handbook on smale scale abattoirs

The aim of the project is to publish a new edition of the "Handbook on small-scale abattoirs". The handbook will serve as a tool for operators, advisers and other stakeholders in the process of planning a small-scale abattoir business.

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The aim of the handbook is to update, revise and complement the "Handbook on small-scale abattoirs" which was published by the Institute for Jordbruks- och Miljöteknik (JTI) in 2007. Operators, stakeholders and other actors have requested a new edition to meet current and future needs. The handbook will make it easier for producers and operators in the stage of planning and developing a small abattoir business.

The work is initiated with interviews with operators who have made use of the previous edition of the handbook to provide the project group with essential input on relevant and requisite updates and revisions. Thereafter extensive work will take place with knowledge acquisition, visits to existing small-scale abattoirs and study trips nationally and internationally. 

Some of the areas that the handbook will contain;

  • Business administration
  • Environment and climate
  • Construction and installations
  • Equipment
  • Logistics
  • Work environment
  • Animal welfare
  • Food safety
  • Organic production
  • Regulations 


Project name

Handbook on smale scale abattoirs



RISE role in project


Project start



Total budget

2 243 973


Eldrimner, KRAV ekonomisk förening


Finansiering via Landsbygdsprogrammet 2014-2020 samt Europeiska jordbruksfonden för landsbygsutveckling

Project members

Supports the UN sustainability goals

4. Quality education
5. Gender equality
6. Clean water and sanitation
7. Affordable and clean energy
8. Decent work and economic growth
9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure
14. Life below water
15. Life on land
Cecilia Hagberg

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Cecilia Hagberg


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