FarmSustainaBl will apply a holistic approach for decreasing the GHG emissions derived from intensive livestock farming by optimizing the livestock production. For doing this, the consortium will (1) monitor the animal feed; (2) the animal behaviour and characteristics; and (3) the stable environment. A web based platform will be developed that will collect and analyse all the aforementioned data for providing recommendations to the livestock farming stakeholders (farmers, consultants etc) in order to take management decisions for reducing GHG emissions.
Farming livestock – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens – contributes around 6 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) to the atmosphere each year. While estimates vary, this could represent up to 18% of global emissions and at the same time, the consumption of meat, milk and eggs is projected to grow 70% by 2050. FarmSustainaBl ambition is to provide a reduction in GHG intensity of animal production systems in Europe by approaching three main pillars: one pillar relates to actual GHG reduction techniques, but it relies heavily on modelling and optimization in livestock management together with a blockchain component for preserving and maintaining the consumer and authority trust in the authenticity of produce from sustainable livestock agriculture. Precision Farming (PF) uses new technologies to handle and manage farm information. Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) technologies enable continuous, automatic monitoring of animal welfare, health, production and environmental impact in real-time.
AGENSO is the Manager and Coordinator of FarmSustainaBl project (WP1), taken into consideration the financial, administrative and technical aspects. AGENSO is also responsible for the Development of the integrated FarmSustainaBl platform for the monitoring and mitigation of GHG emissions from animal production systems (WP4). At the same time AGENSO will take an active role in the Dissemination, Communication and Exploitation of the project activities and its results (WP6).