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Greenhouse gas mitigation for organic and conventional dairy production (MIDAIR)

Objective

As part of the post-Kyoto process, GHG mitigation options within agriculture must be explored. MIDAIR aims to identify region and system specific, cost-effective GHG mitigation measures and strategies for organic and conventional dairy production in Europe. First MIDAIR provides a description of GHG emissions from dairy production within five regions; both modelling and targeted measurements to fill gaps of knowledge are performed to describe GHG emissions at this level of resolution. Secondly, the developed models are extended to identify cost-effective mitigation measures and strategies, assisted by data from studies of various specific management options. The GHG mitigation potential for all dairy regions in Europe is quantified by up-scaling. Agronomic, environmental and socio-economic consequences of complete and partial adoption are assessed and recommendations are given to farmers, scientists and policy makers.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUT FUER ENERGETIK UND UMWELT GMBH
Address
Torgauer Strasse 116
04347 Leipzig
Germany

Participants (14)

CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONE ANIMALI SA
Italy
Address
Corso Garibaldi 42
42100 Reggio Emilia
CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
Address
Fysikgarden 3
412 96 Goeteborg
DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Denmark
Address
Dias Research Centre Foulum
8830 Tjele
ENERGY RESEARCH CENTRE OF THE NETHERLANDS
Netherlands
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 ZG Petten
FEDERAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE
Germany
Address
50,Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
FEDERAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURE IN ALPINE REGIONS
Austria
Address
Altirdning 11
8952 Irdning
INSTITUT FUER LAND-, UMWELT- UND ENERGIETECHNIK DER UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Nussdorfer Laende 29-31
1190 Wien
INSTITUTE OF GRASSLAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
United Kingdom
Address
Plas Gogerddan
SY23 3EB Aberystwyth
INSTITUTE OF SOIL BIOLOGY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
Na Sadkach 7
370 05 Ceske Budejovice
MTT AGRIFOOD RESEARCH FINLAND
Finland
Address
E-house
31600 Jokioinen
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET BONN
Germany
Address
Karlrobert-kreiten-strasse 13
53115 Bonn
SILSOE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Address
Wrest Park, Silsoe
MK454HS Silsoe,bedford
THE GOULANDRIS NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Greece
Address
Levidou 13
14562 Kifisia / Athina
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Hessbruehlstrasse, 49 A
70565 Stuttgart