Sustainable Organic and Low-Input Dairying

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Organic and low-input dairy farming systems are increasingly noted as delivering multi-functional benefits to the agricultural industry and society but technical and economic constraints prevent widespread adoption.

The project has been completed and the website is no longer being updated.

Visit our new website targeted farmers, farm advisors and students on: http://farmadvice.solidairy.eu/ Here you can read more about the outcome of the European project ‘SOLID’ and learn about how to improve sustainable organic and low-input dairying.

E-learning tools

SOLID has delivered an innovative toolbox that contributes to the competitiveness of the dairy industry, and increase the effectiveness with which these benefits are delivered. With these tools, the project has facilitated the use of breeds and feeding strategies to maintain productivity, improve animal health and welfare while meeting the market requirement for high quality milk.

List of E-Learning tools:                             

Genotypes for Low Input and Organic Dairy Systems

Life Cycle Assessment of Dairy Products

Novel and underutilized feeds for European organic and low-input dairy farms

Participatory research in organic farming systems

Profit in Low Input and Organic Dairying:
Part 1 Definition and Calculation of Profit
Part 2 Improving Profitability


SOLID is a European project on Sustainable Organic and Low Input Dairying financed by the European Union between 2011 and 2016. 25 partners from 10 European countries have participated in the large project described below.

The aim of the project has been to improve the technical performance and economic competitiveness of organic and low-input dairy systems in Europe, while maximising their potential to deliver environmental goods and enhance biodiversity.

Read the research programme

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