Precision farming in crop and livestock production

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Project

Title
Minderung von Treibhausgasemissionen aus Nutztierhaltungssystemen (MELS)
Acronym
MELS
Start
01.12.2019
End
30.11.2022
Coordinating Institute
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Partner
Aarhus Universität - UA
Institut National Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
AgResearch
Teagasc
University of Zielona Góra
Cork University Business School
Agricultural University of Athens
INRA IN1 - UMR - Sol, Agro et hydro systemes, Spacialisation
INRA IN2 - UMR - Ecosysteme prairial
Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuaria Chile

Summary
The MELS project builds on the DATAMAN project of the Global Research Alliance. In MELS, additional data on emissions from manure management as well as activity data and supplementary data are collected. The data will be used to establish functional relationships between emissions and activity/additional variables that will allow refinement of national inventories and better assessment of the cost-effectiveness of a range of mitigation measures. MELS will evaluate existing farm decision support systems for greenhouse gas emissions from animal production systems, including grazing ruminants, and recommend improvements.

Funding
Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL)
Funding agency
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung - Projektträger
Grant agreement number
2819ERA10A
Funding
Europäische Union (EU)
Funding framework
Joint Call (Cofund) ERA-NET ICT-AGRI 2, SusAn und FACCE ERA-GAS