Visit SOLIDs new website – targeted farmers, advisors and students

farmadvicelogoOn www.farmadvice.solidairy.eu you can read about the outcome of the European project ‘SOLID’ and learn about how to improve sustainable organic and low-input dairying.



The website covers three areas which the project believes are particularly important for organic and low-input farming:

  • Feeding of ruminants with forage-based diets and home-grown feeds
  • Animal management for health and welfare
  • And wider issues of the environment and economics.

Go to farmadvice.solidairy.eu

Presentations from final conference

The outputs from SOLID were presented at the final conference March 22 2016 in Brussels. The focus was on the challenges that face organic and low input dairy systems and how the EU-funded project Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying (SOLID) has worked to develop solutions to improve the viability of such systems from an environmental, economic and social perspective.

The conference was held at Welsh Higher Education, Brussels Tuesday 22nd March 2016.

Go to the presentations.

Scholarships for early-career scientists!

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SOLID has funds (up to €500 pr. pers.) to support attendance of a limited number of early career scientists from European regions at the final conference in Brussels.

 

Deadline: The 8th March 2015, 18.00h (GMT)
Apply for the financial support here

Applicants must be: 

  • From Europe
  • Actively involved in research, extension, industry, or policy in subjects related to the aims of SOLID
  • Within 10 years of degree or post graduate qualifications

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SOLID final conference on March 22 in Brussels on future challenges

pri165067The SOLID final  conference will focus on the challenges that face organic and low input dairy systems and how the EU-funded project Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying (SOLID) has worked for the last 5 years to develop solutions to improve the viability of such systems from an environmental, economic and social perspective.

Date: Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 09.00 – 16.30

Venue: Welsh Higher Education Brussels, Wales House, 11 Rond-Point Schuman, Brussels.

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Workshop on future research priorities and implementation

PrintThe SOLID final conference has been postponed until 22 March 2016.

Instead a workshop will be hold on 19 January from 10.00 – 12.30h in Brussels:Welsh Higher Education Brussels, Wales House, 11 Rond-Point Schuman, Brussels

“Future research priorities and implementation strategies in the Organic and Low input Dairy Sector”.  

Following brief presentations on the main outputs from the SOLID project. The workshops will split into 2 breakout groups:

  • Future Research Priorities
  • Future implementation of project outputs

Followed by a report back and final discussion.
If you are interested in attending the workshop on the morning of the 19th, please send an email to eu-projects@icar.org with the subject “SOLID Workshop” with your confirmation of attendance.