21 November 2019
Agroforestry event in Melton Mowbray

A Win Win for Farm productivity and the Environment

3 December 2019
iSAGE training course and workshop

Innovations to improve sustainability in the sheep and goat sector



4 November 2019
Calling all UK Sheep farmers!

Survey on breed distribution and management

31 October 2019
Proceedings of the European Conference on Crop Diversification

Abstracts, presentations and workshop reports now online



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

Robust organic livestock systems

Category: News
22 October 2019

The Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake Through demonstration” (NEFERTITI) Project is a 4-year Horizon 2020-funded , project coordinated by ACTA, the head of Network of the French Agricultural Technical Institutes. Ten interactive thematic networks are being created, bringing together 45 regional clusters (hubs) of demo-farmers and actors involved (advisors, NGOs, industry, education, researchers and policy makers) in 17 countries

Network 03 is Robust Organic Livestock systems. The challenge of organic livestock farming is developing sustainable farming systems that rely on smart ecological intensification and meet societal expectations regarding animal health and welfare. The network will bring together farmers who carry out demonstration activities on livestock organic production, as well as facilitators, advisors and scientists involved in those activities.

The specific objectives of the network will be to share knowledge and experience around problems and solutions related to animal welfare and health management. Demonstration activities will be focused on new practices or technologies that help reduce the use of antibiotics and anthelmintics, improve animal robustness, welfare and feeding strategies.

The second objective is to share knowledge and experience around specificities of demonstration in organic livestock systems that allow engaging conventional farmers, increasing conversions and improving outreach and interaction with consumers.

Keywords: Livestock demonstration

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