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Survey Data on European Organic Multi-Species Livestock Farms

Ulukan, Defne; Steinmetz, Lucille; Moerman, Marie; Bernes, Gun; Blanc, Mathilde; Brock, Christopher; Destruel, Marie; Dumont, Bertrand; Lang, Elise; Meischner, Tabea; Moraine, Marc; Oehen, Bernadette; Parsons, David; Primi, Riccardo; Ronchi, Bruno; Schanz, Lisa; Vanwindekens, Frederic; Veysset, Patrick; Winckler, Christoph; Martin, Guillaume and Benoit, Marc (2021) Survey Data on European Organic Multi-Species Livestock Farms. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 5, p. 685778.

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Summary

While there is increasing evidence of the sustainability benefits of diversified systems in the organic cropping sector, this has been much less investigated with organic livestock farming. To fill this knowledge gap, we surveyed a sample of 128 European organic multi-species livestock farms located across seven countries – Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland – and covering a large range of livestock species combinations. We recorded 1574 variables as raw data out of which we calculated 107 indicators describing farm structure, management and several sustainability dimensions: resource use efficiency and conservation, animal, land and work productivities, animal and human welfare. After technical validation of the data, we withdrew 26 farms and the database covers 102 farms. This database is well suited to unveil relationships between various dimensions of organic multi-species livestock farm sustainability and their structure and management. It can help reveal sustainable strategies for organic multi-species livestock farming systems and understand levers or barriers to their development.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
organic farming -> organic agriculture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_15911
English
livestock
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4397
English
sustainability
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33560
UNSPECIFIED
survey data
UNSPECIFIED
English
mixed enterprises
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_50257
Subjects: Animal husbandry > Production systems
Farming Systems
Animal husbandry
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > Mix-Enable
France > VetAgroSup
Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien
Belgium > Centre Wallon de Recherche Agronomique (CRA-W) (Gembloux)
Germany
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland
France > INRAe - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement
Italy > Univ. Tuscia
Sweden > Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
DOI:10.3389/fsufs.2021.685778
Deposited By: Martin, Dr Guillaume
ID Code:42955
Deposited On:16 Dec 2021 13:36
Last Modified:16 Dec 2021 13:36
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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