SOLID is a European project on Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying financed by the European Union. The project runs from 2011-2016. 25 partners from 10 European countries participate in the project. Read more…
The partners in the SOLID project invite UK dairy farmers to participate in the Practical Sustainability Assessment Workshop which will be held at The Organic Research Centre in Berkshire on Wednesday September 24, 2014.
This workshop will provide an overview of sustainability assessment methods and the various carbon footprinting tools available for UK dairy farmers. New methods for including soil carbon changes and biodiversity indicators within sustainability assessments will also be presented.
The day will consist of a mix of practical sessions (i.e. trying out existing tools and methods), feedback sessions and speaker presentations.
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SOLID News no. 5 May 2014
- Welfare assessment in organic and low input dairy cow systems (WP2)
- Agroforestry: integrating livestock and trees (WP3)
- New SOLID Colleague
- Presentation of small and medium enterprises in SOLID: CABRANDALUCIA
- Brief News from SOLID
An article on the work in WP 5: Innovations in low input and organic dairy supply
chains—What is acceptable in Europe? By P. K. Nicholas,S. Mandolesi, S. Naspetti and R. Zanoli, has been published in the Journal of Dairy Science, Volume 97, Issue 2, February 2014. See abstract here