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Innovation for Sustainable Sheep and Goat Production in Europe

Livrables

Journal articles

At least 9 Journal articles submitted or final draft completed for the project.

Farm typologies

Report on new farm typologies for sheep and goat systems within the EU

Future challenges

Summary of future challenges and update to the review of farm management innovations found from WP1 and WP2

Climate effects pasture

Report on development and test of meta-models on pasture productivity & quality

Case studies

Report on participatory case study research on farmers

Best practice

Recommended best practice for the future for case study typologies

Climate effects animal

Report on development of meta-models on the effect of climate parameters on animal productivity and welfare

Policies

Policy briefing on new trajectories towards innovative sheep and goat production systems

White paper

"White paper on the ""Future of the Small Ruminant Industry"""

Training courses

Report on face to face and web-based training courses

Review FP7 & literature

Report on review of information on FP7 projects and literature

Retailers

Report on results of retailer survey

Breeding recommendations

Recommendations and guidelines on the management of sheep and goat genetic resources and research outcomes for uptake by industry stakeholders and end-users

Conferences

Report on International Scientific Conferences

Qualitative consumer

Report on qualitative consumer research

Final conference

Report on International Final Conference

Indicators & tools

Report on identification of indicators and tools for assessing the sustainability of sheep and goat farms

Sustainability traits

List of phenotypically and genetically characterised traits indicative of animal resilience, adaptability sustainability to future climatic, environmental and socio-economic circumstances

Workshops

Report on National and Regional Workshops

Farm innovations

Review of farm management innovations that can be tested on farm

Supply chain

Report of survey on best practices in the supply-chain

Quantitative consumer

Report on quantitative consumer research

Local breeds

Establishment of desirable local breed profiles suitable for meeting future sustainability, climatic and socio-economic challenges in the respective geographic areas

Farm performance

Report on assessment of economic, environmental and social performance of a number of case study sheep and goat farms and businesses within the EU

Breeding strategies

Optimal breeding strategies that will enhance animal resilience, adaptability and welfare while maximising the sustainability and profitability of the small ruminant industries across Europe

Holistic farm model

New holistic model that can be used to redesign terrestrial livestock systems

Decision support tools

Decision support tools to help farmers make informed decisions about how to reduce environmental impacts, improve animal welfare and increase profitability. These recommendations will be refined from the model from deliverable 1

Observation network

Farm level observatory and knowledge exchange network

Brochure & poster

Project brochure and Poster

Sustainability assessment toolbox

Tool box of recommendations regarding indicators (especially for social and animal welfare) and tools suitable for practical decision-making

Website

Website created and on line

Publications

A Decision Support System for EconomicallySustainable Sheep and Goat Farming

Auteurs: Sotiria Vouraki, Ioannis Skourtis, Konstantinos Psichos, Wendy Jones, Carol Davis, Marion Johnson, Leticia Riaguas Rupérez, Alexandros Theodoridis and Georgios Arsenos
Publié dans: Animals, Issue 12/10, 2020, Page(s) 2421, ISSN 2076-2615
DOI: 10.3390/ani10122421

A multi-stakeholder participatory study identifies the priorities for the sustainability of the small ruminants farming sector in Europe

Auteurs: A. Belanche, D. Martín-Collado, G. Rose, D.R. Yáñez-Ruiz
Publié dans: Animal, 2020, Page(s) 100131, ISSN 1751-7311
DOI: 10.1016/j.animal.2020.100131

European Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Red Meat Labelling Attributes

Auteurs: Emilia Cubero Dudinskaya, Simona Naspetti, Georgios Arsenos, Emmanuelle Caramelle-Holtz, Terhi Latvala, Daniel Martin-Collado, Stefano Orsini, Emel Ozturk, Raffaele Zanoli
Publié dans: Animals, Issue 11/2, 2021, Page(s) 556, ISSN 2076-2615
DOI: 10.3390/ani11020556

Motivations and Barriers for Sheep and Goat Meat Consumption in Europe: A Means–End Chain Study

Auteurs: Serena Mandolesi, Simona Naspetti, Georgios Arsenos, Emmanuelle Caramelle-Holtz, Terhi Latvala, Daniel Martin-Collado, Stefano Orsini, Emel Ozturk, Raffaele Zanoli
Publié dans: Animals, Issue 10/6, 2020, Page(s) 1105, ISSN 2076-2615
DOI: 10.3390/ani10061105

Understanding the seasonality of performance resilience to climate volatility in Mediterranean dairy sheep

Auteurs: Valentina Tsartsianidou, Vanessa Varvara Kapsona, Enrique Sánchez-Molano, Zoitsa Basdagianni, Maria Jesús Carabaño, Dimitrios Chatziplis, Georgios Arsenos, Alexandros Triantafyllidis, Georgios Banos
Publié dans: Scientific Reports, Issue 11/1, 2021, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-81461-8

A meta-analysis on the effects of climate change on the yield and quality of European pastures

Auteurs: M. Dellar, C.F.E. Topp, G. Banos, E. Wall
Publié dans: Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Issue 265, 2018, Page(s) 413-420, ISSN 0167-8809
DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2018.06.029

Empirical and dynamic approaches for modelling the yield and N content of European grasslands

Auteurs: Martha Dellar, Cairistiona Topp, Guillermo Pardo, Agustin del Prado, Nuala Fitton, David Holmes, Georgios Banos, Eileen Wall
Publié dans: Environmental Modelling & Software, Issue 122, 2019, Page(s) 104562, ISSN 1364-8152
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2019.104562

Genetic analysis of novel phenotypes for farm animal resilience to weather variability

Auteurs: Enrique Sánchez-Molano, Vanessa V. Kapsona, Joanna J. Ilska, Suzanne Desire, Joanne Conington, Sebastian Mucha, Georgios Banos
Publié dans: BMC Genetics, Issue 20/1, 2019, ISSN 1471-2156
DOI: 10.1186/s12863-019-0787-z

Alternative Approaches of Summer Milk Sales from Transhumant Sheep and Goat Farms: A Case Study from Northern Greece

Auteurs: Athanasios Ragkos, Alexandros Theodoridis, Georgios Arsenos
Publié dans: Sustainability, Issue 11/20, 2019, Page(s) 5642, ISSN 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su11205642

Sustainability Assessment of Goat and Sheep Farms: A Comparison between European Countries

Auteurs: Christina Paraskevopoulou, Alexandros Theodoridis, Marion Johnson, Athanasios Ragkos, Lisa Arguile, Laurence Smith, Dimitrios Vlachos, Georgios Arsenos
Publié dans: Sustainability, Issue 12/8, 2020, Page(s) 3099, ISSN 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su12083099

Breeding strategies for animal resilience to weather variation in meat sheep

Auteurs: Enrique Sánchez-Molano, Vanessa V. Kapsona, Stavroula Oikonomou, Ann McLaren, Nicola Lambe, Joanne Conington, Georgios Banos
Publié dans: BMC Genetics, Issue 21/1, 2020, ISSN 1471-2156
DOI: 10.1186/s12863-020-00924-5

Sheep dairy and meat products: from urban consumers’ perspective to industry innovations

Auteurs: D. Martin-Collado, C. Díaz Martín, M. Serrano, M.J. Carabaño, M. Ramón and R. Zanoli
Publié dans: Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens. Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Seminar of the Subnetworks on Nutrition and on Production Systems of the FAO-CIHEAM Network for Research and Development in Sheep and Goats., Issue n. 123, 2019, Page(s) 277-281

Towards a pan-European typology of sheep and goat farms: A meta-analysis.

Auteurs: Theodoridis, A., Ragkos, A., Zaralis, K., Smith, L. and Arsenos, G.
Publié dans: Options Méditerranéennes: Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens, Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Seminar of the Subnetworks on Nutrition and on Production Systems of the FAO-CIHEAM Network for Research and Development in Sheep and Goats, Issue n. 123, 2019, Page(s) 65-69

Caractérisation des environnements deproduction et de nouveaux phénotypes pouraméliorer la sélection et l’adaptation des ovinset caprins dans des environnements variés

Auteurs: D. Hazard, H. Larroque, E. González-García, D. Francois, P. Hassoun, F. Bouvier,S. Parisot, V. Clement, A. Piacère, S. Masselin-Silvin, D. Buisson,V. Loywyck, I. Palhiere, F. Tortereauet, G. Lagriffoul
Publié dans: Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens. Proceedings of the 2nd Joint Seminar of the Subnetworks on Nutrition and on Production Systems of the FAO-CIHEAM Network for Research and Development in Sheep and Goats., Issue n. 123, 2019, Page(s) 351-355

Assessing efficiency of meat sheep farms in the UK by performance evaluation and benchmarking

Auteurs: A. Theodoridis, K. Zaralis, C. Davis, N. Noble, G. Arsenos
Publié dans: Advances in Animal Biosciences, Animal Science Fit for the Future. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science 2019, Issue VOLUME 10, ISSUE 1, 2019, Page(s) 229

Consumer preferences for sheep and goat products in Greece: Qualitative insights

Auteurs: A. Theodoridis, A. Ragkos, G. Arsenos, K. Zaralis, R. Zanoli
Publié dans: Advances in Animal Biosciences Animal Science Fit for the Future. Proceedings of the British Society of Animal Science, Issue VOLUME 10 ISSUE 1, 2019, Page(s) 231