Acronym : iSAGE
Code : 679302
Contract Period : 01/03/2016 - 29/02/2020
Project Webpage : https://www.isage.eu/
Main Funder : Horizon 2020
ORC Staff Contact : Marion Johnson
Innovation for Sustainable Sheep and Goat Production in Europe (iSAGE) is making the European Sheep and Goat sectors more sustainable, competitive and resilient. These improvements come from strong collaboration between industry and research institutions.
To enhance the sustainability, competitiveness and resilience of the European Sheep and Goat sectors through collaboration between industry and research.
The project basis is a strong collaboration between industry and research institutions. In this collaboration, the sheep and goat sectors in Europe are identifying the challenges and opportunities. Together industry and research partners are thoroughly assessing the sustainability of the sector and developing strategies to respond to the identified challenges and opportunities.
iSAGE will assess the sustainability of the sheep and goat sectors in Europe in the light of future challenges such as climate change, food security, resource use efficiency and rural deprivation in marginal regions. Following the sustainability assessment, iSAGE will develop strategies to meet or prevent these challenges. Such strategies will include all levels of industry including farmers, local populations, consumers, processors and retailers. Industry and research working together will ensure that relevant issues are addressed and the project outcomes are applicable in practice.
Within this, the seven project work packages aim to:
ORC is part of the consortium of 34 organisations from seven countries, including from the UK: the National Sheep Association, Scotland’s Rural College, AHDB and Yorkshire Dairy Goats.
Gambelli D, Solfanelli F, Orsini S, Zanoli R (2021). Measuring the Economic Performance of Small Ruminant Farms Using Balanced Scorecard and Importance‐Performance Analysis: A European Case Study. Sustainability, 13, 3321 https://doi.org/10.3390/su13063321.
Cubero Dudinskaya E, Naspetti S, Arsenos G, Caramelle-Holtz E, Latvala T, Martin Collado D, Orsini S, Ozturk E, Zanoli R (2021). European Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Red Meat Labelling Attributes. Animals, 11(2), 556 https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11020556
Mandolesi S, Naspetti S, Arsenos G, Caramelle-Holtz E, Latvala T, Martin Collado D, Orsini S, Ozturk E, Zanoli R (2020). Motivations and barriers for sheep and goat meat consumption in Europe: a means-end chain study. Animals, 10(6), 1105 : https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10061105
Paraskevopoulou C, Theodoridis A, Johnson M, Ragkos A, Arguile L, Smith
L, Vlachos D, Arsenos G. Sustainability Assessment of Goat and Sheep Farms: A Comparison between European Countries. Sustainability. 2020;12(8):3099.
Rose I, Martin-Collado D, Orsini S, Zanoli R, Yañez-Ruiz D, Zaralis K, Arsenos G (2019) Using the Multi-stakeholder Approach to Match Potential Innovations with Challenges Experienced by European Sheep and Goat Farms. Cham: Springer International Publishing. pp 119-130.
European Commission Horizon 2020-EU.3.2. – SOCIETAL CHALLENGES – Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy