Innovative technology and sustainable development of organic dairy farming : the case of automatic milking systems in Denmark

F.W. Oudshoorn

Research output: Thesisexternal PhD, WU

Abstract

Development of organic dairy farming in Denmark is characterized by up-scaling, increasing productivity and automation. Increasing discussion on compliance with organic principles and sustainability has been forwarded. Automatic milking systems (AMS) are part of this development and have been implemented in organic dairy production in Denmark the last 10 years. The systems’ consequences on economic, ecological and societal issues were unknown. The general objective of the PhD assignment was to assess the contribution of new technologies to the sustainable development of organic dairy farming (i.e., determine economic, ecological and societal consequences), using AMS as a case for the present technological situation
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Wageningen University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • van der Zijpp, Akke, Promotor
  • de Boer, Imke, Co-promotor
Award date5 Oct 2009
Place of Publication[S.l.
Print ISBNs9789085854401
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Keywords

  • dairy cattle
  • dairy farming
  • organic farming
  • machine milking
  • automation
  • innovations
  • technology
  • grazing
  • denmark
  • sustainable development

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