Environmental impact of organic and low-input milk production – new evidence from the SOLID project

Dairy farming is the largest agricultural contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. As part of the SOLID project the carbon footprint of organic dairying has been evaluated by means of a life cycle assessment, based on real farm data from six European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy and United Kingdom. This presentation will provide an overview of the farm assessments, highlighting emission hotspots within the supply chain and potential mitigation measures for organic dairy farmers.


Theme: animal husbandry
Published: 26th January 2016