The points on the map above represent the farms used in AnimalChange. The farms are either model farms or showcase farms.
The model farms are virtual farms representing a livestock system in a region. These virtual farms are created combining estimated data and information based on regional production systems and national statistics.
Showcase farms, however, are real farms. These farms are mainly connected to already existing projects, preferably working on climate change adaptation or mitigation strategies. Real-life data are collected on these farms.
Data from showcase farms are used in calculations of model farms. Most showcase farms are open to visitors for knowledge dissemination and additional information are collected via questionnaires on barriers preventing farmers from implementing mitigation and adaptation measures.
ANIMALCHANGE Background, aims and outcomes
The demand for livestock products is growing
and climate change threatens food security and rural
livelihoods. Policies that are currently in place may prove
insufficient. Livestock systems are a significant contributor to
greenhouse gases (GHG) but there is much uncertainty.
ANIMALCHANGE will for the first time provide a vision of the future of the livestock sector under climate change.
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ANIMALCHANGE will use cutting edge techniques and mathematical modeling to achieve these outcomes.
The results will be applicable to wide range of systems not only in Europe but also in Africa and Latin America.