Towards sustainable European grassland farming with Inno4Grass: an infrastructure for innovation and knowledge sharing

A. Krause, Talea Becker, Peter H. Feindt, C. Huyghe, Michael O'Donovan, A. Peeters, A. van den Pol

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Abstract

European agriculture is facing tremendous challenges related to the rapid decrease of farm populations, competitiveness on open markets and the preservation of natural resources on finite areas. Grasslands, which are highly significant for nature conservation, often face land-use competition with arable cropping, urbanisation and other uses. Farmers need dedicated innovations to improve grasslands economic performance and their effective implementation in practice. This requires co-creation of knowledge between researchers and farmland practitioners, as was broadly pointed out by the European Commission. This paper describes a novel approach to create a collaborative space for grassland innovations contributing to profitability of European grassland farms while preserving environmental benefits. Innovative modes of collaboration between practice and science are enabled by an international thematic network across eight European member states. A methodolog y serves to collect farmers’ innovative ideas and to stimulate collaboration among various stakeholders (farmers’ groups, extension services, education and research) including cross-border collaborations, where grassland-related knowledge is made available for local conditions. This interactive innovation model fosters knowledge exchange and establishes a farmland-specific Information Management System. The aim is to stimulate a renewed, collaborative innovation culture for EU grasslands. The methods are conceptualised and put into practice by the Thematic Network project Inno4Grass funded under Horizon 2020.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainable meat and milk production from grasslands
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation Cork, Ireland17-21 June 2018
EditorsB. Horan, D. Hennessy, M. O'Donovan, E. Kennedy, B. McCarthy, J.A. Finn, B. O'Brien
Place of PublicationZürich
PublisherEuropean Grassland Federation EGF
Pages925-936
ISBN (Print)9781841706436, 9781841706443
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting Cork (EGF 2018): Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands - Cork, Ireland
Duration: 17 Jun 201821 Jul 2018
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Publication series

NameGrassland Science in Europe
Volume23

Conference

Conference27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting Cork (EGF 2018)
CountryIreland
CityCork
Period17/06/1821/07/18
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Krause, A., Becker, T., Feindt, P. H., Huyghe, C., O'Donovan, M., Peeters, A., & van den Pol, A. (2018). Towards sustainable European grassland farming with Inno4Grass: an infrastructure for innovation and knowledge sharing. In B. Horan, D. Hennessy, M. O'Donovan, E. Kennedy, B. McCarthy, J. A. Finn, & B. O'Brien (Eds.), Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands: Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation Cork, Ireland17-21 June 2018 (pp. 925-936). (Grassland Science in Europe; Vol. 23). Zürich: European Grassland Federation EGF.
Krause, A. ; Becker, Talea ; Feindt, Peter H. ; Huyghe, C. ; O'Donovan, Michael ; Peeters, A. ; van den Pol, A. / Towards sustainable European grassland farming with Inno4Grass: an infrastructure for innovation and knowledge sharing. Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands: Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation Cork, Ireland17-21 June 2018. editor / B. Horan ; D. Hennessy ; M. O'Donovan ; E. Kennedy ; B. McCarthy ; J.A. Finn ; B. O'Brien. Zürich : European Grassland Federation EGF, 2018. pp. 925-936 (Grassland Science in Europe).
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Krause, A, Becker, T, Feindt, PH, Huyghe, C, O'Donovan, M, Peeters, A & van den Pol, A 2018, Towards sustainable European grassland farming with Inno4Grass: an infrastructure for innovation and knowledge sharing. in B Horan, D Hennessy, M O'Donovan, E Kennedy, B McCarthy, JA Finn & B O'Brien (eds), Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands: Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation Cork, Ireland17-21 June 2018. Grassland Science in Europe, vol. 23, European Grassland Federation EGF, Zürich, pp. 925-936, 27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting Cork (EGF 2018), Cork, Ireland, 17/06/18.

Towards sustainable European grassland farming with Inno4Grass: an infrastructure for innovation and knowledge sharing. / Krause, A.; Becker, Talea; Feindt, Peter H.; Huyghe, C.; O'Donovan, Michael ; Peeters, A.; van den Pol, A.

Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands: Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation Cork, Ireland17-21 June 2018. ed. / B. Horan; D. Hennessy; M. O'Donovan; E. Kennedy; B. McCarthy; J.A. Finn; B. O'Brien. Zürich : European Grassland Federation EGF, 2018. p. 925-936 (Grassland Science in Europe; Vol. 23).

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Krause A, Becker T, Feindt PH, Huyghe C, O'Donovan M, Peeters A et al. Towards sustainable European grassland farming with Inno4Grass: an infrastructure for innovation and knowledge sharing. In Horan B, Hennessy D, O'Donovan M, Kennedy E, McCarthy B, Finn JA, O'Brien B, editors, Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands: Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation Cork, Ireland17-21 June 2018. Zürich: European Grassland Federation EGF. 2018. p. 925-936. (Grassland Science in Europe).