Scientific publication – Contribution by ATB

Event date: June, 2021

The economic, social, and environmental challenges that the milk production sector is facing at a European scale require the development of holistic concepts to facilitate and assist stakeholders when taking informed decisions towards more sustainable dairy production systems (DPS). In this context, whole-farm models are presented as relevant tools for the integrated assessment of the three pillars of sustainability: economic, social, and environmental. In this recent paper from the Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) (Germany) a novel framework for the evaluation of whole-farm models is presented. This evaluation framework aims to guide potential users when choosing amongst the wide variety of existing whole-farm models. In addition, pathways for further improvements of the framework are identified.

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Kick-off seminar of the ERA-GAS, SusAn and ICT-AGRI joint call research projects

Event date: November 18th, 2020


On November 18th, 2020, the concepts and goals of the MilKey project were presented by the project coordinator, Prof. Barbara Amon (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, ATB) at the kick-off seminar of the research projects of the Joint call 2018 on “Novel technologies, solutions and systems to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of animal production systems”. This online event was organized by ERA-NET SusAn with the support of FACCE ERA-GAS and ICT-AGRI 2. The main purpose of the event meeting was to introduce the projects funded under the Joint Call, which all started in 2020, providing insights on the ongoing research.


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