MULTISWARD

Multi species swards and multi scale strategies for multifunctional grassland based ruminant production systems

 Coordinatore INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE 

 Organization address address: Rue De L'Universite 147
city: PARIS CEDEX 07
postcode: 75338

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Pierre
Cognome: Delage
Email: send email
Telefono: + 33 2 23 48 53 01
Fax: + 33 2 23 48 51 01

 Nazionalità Coordinatore France [FR]
 Sito del progetto http://www.multisward.eu
 Totale costo 4˙030˙775 €
 EC contributo 2˙997˙595 €
 Programma FP7-KBBE
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology
 Code Call FP7-KBBE-2009-3
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-03-01   -   2014-02-28

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue De L'Universite 147
city: PARIS CEDEX 07
postcode: 75338

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Pierre
Cognome: Delage
Email: send email
Telefono: + 33 2 23 48 53 01
Fax: + 33 2 23 48 51 01

FR (PARIS CEDEX 07) coordinator 636˙251.00
2    TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

 Organization address address: Oak Park
city: CARLOW

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Pat
Cognome: Dillon
Email: send email
Telefono: +353 1 25 42250
Fax: +353 1 25 42340

IE (CARLOW) participant 345˙000.00
3    EIDGENOESSISCHES DEPARTEMENT FUER WIRTSCHAFT, BILDUNG UND FORSCHUNG

 Organization address address: Bundeshaus Ost
city: BERN
postcode: 3003

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Olivier
Cognome: Huguenin-Elie
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 44 3777242
Fax: +41 44 3777201

CH (BERN) participant 344˙412.00
4    ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: "King Street, Old College"
city: ABERYSTWYTH
postcode: SY232AX

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Emyr
Cognome: Reynolds
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 1970 622 257
Fax: +44 1970 628 453

UK (ABERYSTWYTH) participant 293˙604.00
5    STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK

 Organization address address: Costerweg 50
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6701BH

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Boudewijn
Cognome: Kroes
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 320 293238
Fax: +31 320 2388050

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 197˙609.00
6    Vlaams Gewest

 Organization address address: KONING ALBERT II LAAN 20
city: BRUSSEL
postcode: 1000

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Erik
Cognome: Van Bockstaele
Email: send email
Telefono: 3292722502
Fax: 3292722501

BE (BRUSSEL) participant 172˙624.00
7    "RHEA - NATURAL RESOURCES, HUMAN ENVIRONMENT AND AGRONOMY"

 Organization address address: Rue des anciens Combattants 13
city: Chastre
postcode: 1450

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alain
Cognome: Peeters
Email: send email
Telefono: 32475905914
Fax: 3271879851

BE (Chastre) participant 172˙600.00
8    INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

 Organization address address: RUE DU DOCTEUR FINLAY 28
city: PARIS
postcode: 75015

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ronan
Cognome: Pendu
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 240675011
Fax: +33 240675129

FR (PARIS) participant 155˙605.00
9    UNIWERSYTET PRZYRODNICZY W POZNANIU*

 Organization address address: ULICA WOJSKA POLSKIEGO 28
city: POZNAN
postcode: 60637

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Piotr
Cognome: Golinski
Email: send email
Telefono: 48618487414
Fax: 48618487424

PL (POZNAN) participant 130˙500.00
10    NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITETSTUNET 3
city: AS
postcode: 1430

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Anja
Cognome: Nieuwenhuis
Email: send email
Telefono: 4764965524
Fax: 4764965601

NO (AS) participant 122˙608.00
11    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

 Organization address address: VIA PALLADIO 8
city: UDINE
postcode: 33100

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sandra
Cognome: Paroni
Email: send email
Telefono: 390433000000
Fax: 390433000000

IT (UDINE) participant 122˙400.00
12    FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHENLANDBAU STIFTUNG

 Organization address address: ACKERSTRASSE POSTFACH 1
city: Frick
postcode: 5070

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Beat
Cognome: Droll
Email: send email
Telefono: 41628657272
Fax: 41628657273

CH (Frick) participant 106˙140.00
13    GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS

 Organization address address: WILHELMSPLATZ 1
city: GOTTINGEN
postcode: 37073

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Kurt
Cognome: Von Figura
Email: send email
Telefono: 49551393058
Fax: 4955140000000

DE (GOTTINGEN) participant 97˙800.00
14    NORWEGIAN INSTITUTE FOR AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH - BIOFORSK

 Organization address address: Fredrik A. Dahlsvei 20
city: AAS
postcode: 1432

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Knut Anders
Cognome: Hovstad
Email: send email
Telefono: +47 97 12 14 14
Fax: +47 74 82 20 08

NO (AAS) participant 73˙802.00
15    INSTITUT DE L'ELEVAGE

 Organization address address: rue de Bercy 149
city: PARIS
postcode: 75595

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Andre
Cognome: Le Gall
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 2 99 14 86 28
Fax: +33 2 99 14 87 55

FR (PARIS) participant 26˙640.00

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indicators    supporting    climatic    mss    landscape    determine    diversity    grassland    economic    environmental    sustainability    levels    biodiversity    stakeholders    competitiveness    innovations    ways    socio    soil    regional    ruminant    multisward    services    roles    regulating    provision    animal    models    ecosystem    farm    grazing    swards    plant    grasslands    farming    species   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'MULTISWARD will support developments and innovations in grassland production and management throughout the diversity of European farming systems, pedo-climatic and socio-economic conditions. It will enhance regulating and supporting services from grasslands at the farm and landscape levels whilst improving the competitiveness of grassland-based ruminant production systems. This will be achieved by a concerted use of diversity: multi-species swards, diversity of plant communities at the farm and landscape levels and diversity of production systems at the landscape level. To reach this goal, MULTISWARD will: 1.Define the roles and utility of grassland from economic, agronomic and environmental perspectives and determine stakeholder’s requirements and expectations with respect to multi-functionality in EU countries 2.Assess the performance of multi species swards (MSS) in terms of plant productivity and animal nutrition over a range of environments and determine the most appropriate mixtures according to the soil and climatic conditions 3.Optimize the role of MSS in the provision of regulating and supporting services and maintaining a high level of biodiversity 4.Design and evaluate innovations in grazing and animal management (including animal genetics) to enhance the sustainability and competitiveness of grassland-based ruminant production system 5.Provide adequate evaluation tools (indicators and models) to assess ways of combining high production efficiency with optimal provision of regulating and supporting services from grasslands at farm to regional levels 6.Identify and analyse the effects of socio-economic and policy scenarios supporting grassland development or inducing grassland replacement by annual crops in order to support the design of future policies 7.Disseminate knowledge to key stakeholders through a participatory framework that will allow exchanges between researchers and key stakeholders and increase awareness of grassland based systems'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Researchers have identified ways to promote the use of grasslands on farms in the EU, resulting in efficient ruminant production systems and improved provision of ecosystem services.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Over the last 30 years, Europe's grasslands have been progressively reduced in size. Meanwhile, Europeans are becoming more concerned about the state of their environment and the sustainability of intensive production systems.

These and other concerns favour an increasing role for grassland farming systems for the future. To help achieve this goal, the EU-funded http://www.multisward.eu/ (MULTISWARD) project was established.

The project aimed to develop grassland production and management systems suited to the diversity of European farming systems, soil and climate conditions, and socioeconomic circumstances. Initially, the project defined and reported on the different roles of grasslands and their usefulness.

Furthermore, experiments on plant species biodiversity and ecosystem services were completed at different European study sites. These studies revealed that multi-species grasslands could provide the same support for cattle and other animals as highly fertilised grasses while reducing the environmental impacts linked to high level of nitrogen fertilisation.

Project members also developed strategies to improve grazing management to bring more insect pollinators into permanent grassland. Another aspect of MULTISWARD focused on farm models and sets of indicators to evaluate the multiples performances of grassland-based farming systems both at farm and regional levels.

The completed MULTISWARD project will reinforce the environmental benefits of grassland-based animal production in Europe. Such achievements will result in greater acceptance of these production systems by European citizens, consumers and farmers.

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