Research Programme

Above: Work and information flow of the SOLID project consisting of 7 work packages (WP1-7 – and the administrative WP8).

To reach the SOLID objectives, SOLID will specifically:

  • Actively involve stakeholders in a co-ordinated, participatory approach (organic and low input dairy farmers, farmer groups, advisors, processors)
  • Quantify advantages of genotypes “adapted to organic and low input dairy production systems”
  • Develop novel and sustainable feed resources and a decision support model to optimise management of on farm feed
  • Develop a knowledge platform to assess environmental sustainability
  • Evaluate the competitiveness of existing organic and low input dairy farms and novel strategies developed
  • Disseminate knowledge to key stakeholders through a participatory framework.