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Prototyping organic mixed crop-dairy systems at a local scale : a multi-attribute approach

By Xavier Coquil, Jean-Louis Fiorelli, Claude Bazard, Damien Foissy, Jean-Marie Trommenschlager and André Blouet

Abstract

Social demand for Sustainable agriculture and multifunctionality of agriculture since the 2003 CAP reform, leads agricultural systems to be more friendly for the environment. In such a context, research has to work on the conception of environmental friendly agricultural systems. In East of France, a research team is prototyping two complementary mixed crop-dairy systems aiming to respect the environment and to produce milk and crops. Two organic multi-objective prototypes are being built based on (i) respect of land natural properties (ii) use of low external inputs and (iii) limitation of the exchanges between systems at a local scale. Prototyping that kind of systems requires a multi-attribute approach using different methods. Experimentation at farming system level combined to modelling might suit well that purpose

Topics: Farming Systems
Year: 2006
OAI identifier: oai:orgprints.org:7186
Provided by: Organic Eprints

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