Evaluation ‘Robustness of animal production systems: concept and application’ (WP-065)

A.A. van der Veen, P.W.G. Groot Koerkamp, J. ten Napel, E. Jacobsen

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Abstract

Livestock production systems (LPSs) changed dramatically during the last five decades in western societies like Europe by incorporating new knowledge and technology, after food security policies focused on higher agricultural production quantities, low food prices and high food quality (EU policy framework). As a result, agricultural systems were able to improve production quantity and quality significantly, backed by governance measures and enhanced knowledge and technology. The intensification and optimization in livestock production systems, and the global trade of feedstock and animals, have put a major pressure on animal welfare and the environment. Social acceptance of intensive livestock production systems is therefore decreasing. The currently common way of keeping and managing livestock has also proved to be vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious diseases. This has fuelled the demand for more sustainable LPS, or in other words the development of production systems that fulfil economical, ecological and social demands (EES; also called People, Profit, Planet) of all stakeholders involved. The objective of the project is to develop the concept of robustness of livestock production systems at various system levels and apply these concepts in practice.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTransForum
Place of Publication[S.l.]
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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animal production
production technology
livestock production
food prices
governance
sustainable agriculture
feedstocks
food security
food quality
animal welfare
stakeholders
profits and margins
infectious diseases
livestock
agriculture
animals

Keywords

  • animal husbandry
  • livestock farming
  • livestock enterprises
  • animal production
  • sustainability

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Research output: Other contributionPamphlet

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