Project: Mediterranean biodiversity as a tool for the sustainable development of the small ruminant sector: from traditional knowledge to innovation.

In the Mediterranean region, rangeland and pastoral systems considered as the traditional way of farming contain elements that can be proved of high value under the new conditions, related with the need for the protection of the environment and biodiversity and with consumer demands on safe and quality products. These production systems utilizing local genetic resources adapted to the production environment could increase their profitability through the modernization of the production systems and by enhancing the means of commercialization of the products. The project aims to investigate the factors that influence the sustainability of pastoral and rangeland production systems in the participating countries, focusing on sheep and goat production, and examine the adaptation strategies to the socio-economic and environmental challenges.

Duration 01/05/2012 - 30/04/2015
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Network ARIMNet
Call ARIMNet Call 2011

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
French National Institute for Agricultural Research Partner France
Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine - Feeding, Qualification and Environnement in Animal Production Partner Morocco
Hellenic Agricultural Organization Dimitra Coordinator Greece
Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment - Agricultural Research Institute Partner Cyprus