Stakeholders' reguirements and expectations with respect to multi-functionality of grasslands in Europe

A. van den Pol-van Dasselaar, P. Golinski, D. Hennessy, C. Huyghe, G. Parente, J.L. Peyraud, J.B. Pinxterhuis

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    Abstract

    The European project Multisward aims to increase reliance on grasslands and on multi-species swards for competitive and sustainable ruminant production systems. This contributes to food security and enhanced environmental goods. As part of Multisward, an inventory was made of requirements and expectations of stakeholders with respect to the multi-functionality of grasslands in EU countries. The traditional foursome of primary producer, policy maker, research and advice were identified as the most important stakeholders, followed by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) (nature, environment), education and industry. A first international stakeholder consultation revealed the appreciation of current and future functions of grasslands in Europe. In general the economic functions of grasslands, mainly feed for herbivores, were considered the most important. Stakeholders expected this to remain unchanged in future. Environmental functions of grasslands were placed second: water quality and quantity, adaptation to climate change, mitigation and biodiversity. Finally, social services were mentioned
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGrassland - a European resource? Proceedings of the 24th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Lublin, Poland, 3-7 June 2012 2012
    EditorsP. Golinski, M. Warda, P. Stypinski
    Place of PublicationPoznan, Poland
    PublisherOrganizing Committee of the 24th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation and Polish Grassland Society
    Pages762-764
    Volume17
    ISBN (Print)9788389250773
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event24th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation -
    Duration: 3 Jun 20127 Jun 2012

    Conference

    Conference24th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation
    Period3/06/127/06/12

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    van den Pol-van Dasselaar, A., Golinski, P., Hennessy, D., Huyghe, C., Parente, G., Peyraud, J. L., & Pinxterhuis, J. B. (2012). Stakeholders' reguirements and expectations with respect to multi-functionality of grasslands in Europe. In P. Golinski, M. Warda, & P. Stypinski (Eds.), Grassland - a European resource? Proceedings of the 24th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Lublin, Poland, 3-7 June 2012 2012 (Vol. 17, pp. 762-764). Poznan, Poland: Organizing Committee of the 24th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation and Polish Grassland Society.