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Project

Title
Multikriterielle Bewertung, Entscheidungshilfe und Managementinstrumente für Milchproduktion in nachhaltigen Systemen, die Kreisläufe schließen und Tierhaltung und Pflanzenbau integrieren (DairyMix)
Acronym
DairyMix
Start
01.03.2022
End
28.02.2025
Coordinating Institute
Leibniz-Institut für Agrartechnik und Bioökonomie e.V. (ATB)

Summary
The DairyMix project aims to support the transformation of farming structures towards higher levels of diversity by growing more crops in succession or in parallel. This improves the circular flow of carbon and nutrients in dairy farming systems and allows for a significantly lower environmental impact. In a multi-criteria assessment, the three pillars of sustainability are analysed with the aim of reducing negative environmental impacts, increasing profitability and improving animal welfare. For this purpose, data are collected on model farms and practical measures for improving sustainability are derived from them. Information is processed and made available in a clear and easily accessible form via the online knowledge platform MilKey-DairyMix to target groups such as farmers and consumers as well as users from the advisory and political sectors.

Funding
Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL)
Funding agency
Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung (BLE)
Grant agreement number
2822ERA15A
Funding
Europäische Union (EU)
Funding framework
Joint Calls der Cofund ERA-NETs SusAn, ICT-AGRI-FOOD, FACCE ERA-GAS und SusCrop