Taking the steps toward sustainable livestock: our multidisciplinary global farm platform journey

M. Jordana Rivero, A. Cartmill, A. Dowsey, A. Farruggia, C. Mignolet, Daniel Enriquez-Hidalgo, D. I. McCracken, D. Busch, F. Pereyra, L. Brunet, M. C. Eisler, N. Lopez-Villalobos, P. Rovira, P.T. Suraj, T. Puech, T. M. Boland, W. Ayala, M. R. F. Lee

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Abstract

Implications • The Global Farm Platform was conceived and established to explore multidisciplinary strategies for optimising the sustainability of ruminant livestock systems around the world. • International sustainability issues are common, but the solutions are often region-specific; therefore, our farms, situated across all major agroclimatic zones, are a unique resource worldwide. • Each farm is following "steps to sustainable livestock" to improve their production system(s), thereby developing robust metrics to progress economic, environmental and social viability. • The consortium works collaboratively to improve the sustainability of ruminants, which we argue are a vital component of global food systems, delivering both human and planetary health.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalAnimal Frontiers
Volume11
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2021

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