Precision farming in crop and livestock production

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Project

Title
Entscheidungshilfsystem für eine nachhaltige und bezogen auf den Ausstoß von THG optimierte Milchproduktion in europäischen Schlüsselregionen (MilKey)
Acronym
MilKey
Start
01.12.2019
End
30.11.2022
Coordinating Institute
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)
Partner
Teagasc
Institut National Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Agricultural University of Athens
Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Basque Centre for Climate Change
University of Zielona Góra

Summary
The Milkey project has a number of objectives, all of which are aimed at developing holistic system concepts for sustainable and low-emission milk production, focusing on key European regions. These include: - An analysis of the influencing factors and sustainability aspects of dairy farming systems in Europe; - Identification of the main priorities for sustainability in key European regions; - Assessment of the three pillars of sustainability on sample farms across Europe; - Assessment of interactions between the three pillars of sustainability and emission reduction potentials for key European regions; - Identification of key greenhouse gas emission reduction techniques for the respective dairy farming systems and regions; - Development and demonstration of an online monitoring tool for barn climate and emission control; - Support dairy farmers in improving the three pillars of sustainability of their farms; - Putting national research results into an international context and making them available to a broad public; - Initiate long-term inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation between scientists, stakeholders, farmers, agricultural advisors, industry, consumers and policy makers.

Funding
Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL)
Funding agency
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung - Projektträger
Grant agreement number
2819ERA08A
Funding
Europäische Union (EU)
Funding framework
Joint Call (Cofund) ERA-NET ICT-AGRI 2, SusAn und FACCE ERA-GAS