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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.
You can find more about this work in the Open Access publication: https://www.mdpi.com/1135884
A short explanatory video introducing FACCE-JPI to a widely diverse public throughout its participating countries has been released. This video is available in all “FACCE-JPI languages” and it can be accessed using the following link: https://youtu.be/IbByMq8xtEE
Event date: November 2020
An interesting paper regarding biogas production scenarios in middle-sized dairy farms in Poland was published with the contribution of Professor Jacek Dach, head of the research group of Poznan University of Life Sciences (PULS), partner of the MilKey project. This is an open access article, available at: https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/13/22/6058
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.
Event date: October 15th, 2020
The concepts and goals of the MilKey project were orally presented by UZG partner in the context of the International Seminar at the Institute of Technology and Life Sciences summarizing the multiannual program “Technology and nature projects for innovative and effective and a low-carbon economy in rural areas”. The seminar was held online targeting scientists, national inventory compilers (National Centre for Emissions Management), policy makers (Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development) and agricultural advisors in Poland.
Presentation of MELS at kick-off meeting of CGIAR project on low emission options in Chinese large-scale dairy farms
Event date: September 28th, 2020
On September 28th, 2020, the concepts and the goals of the MilKey project were orally presented by the project coordinator, Prof. Barbara Amon (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, ATB) at the online kick-off meeting of the CGIAR-funded project: “Piloting and scaling of low emission development options in large-scale dairy farms in China” (https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/110056). The project is coordinated by Hongmin Dong, member of the Advisory Board of MilKey.
Event date: September 2nd to September 4th, 2020
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 1st Annual meeting of the MilKey project was held online between September 2nd and September 4th, 2020. The teleconferences were organized by the project coordinator (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, ATB). The progress on all work packages was discussed and the foundations for further steps in each work package were laid.
Event date: 12th May 2020
On May 12th, 2020, the concepts and the goals of the MilKey project were presented by the project coordinator, Prof. Barbara Amon (Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy, ATB) at the meeting of the Manure Management Network (MMN) of the Global Research Alliance (GRA: https://globalresearchalliance.org/), and to the Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections (TFEIP: https://www.tfeip-secretariat.org/). The meetings targeted the scientific community involved in research on GHG emissions inventorying and reduction.