systems and crop-livestock interactions at farm and territory level
Charles-Henri Moulin, Montpellier SupAgro
On-Farm Workshop was organized by the joint Research Unit on Tropical
and Mediterranean Animal Production Systems (UMR SELMET) affiliated
to CIRAD, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro.
The workshop took place in the Domaine de Lafage, an INRA experimental
station (in Saint-Jean-et-Saint-Paul). Forty-seven scientists have
joined the workshop from 14 countries.
During the morning session, the Roquefort cheese production system
was presented as well as the evolution of the local agricultural
productions along the road from Montpellier to the Aveyron area.
This field session was closed by the visit of the Domain with the
director and the staff. Highlights were put on several experimental
aspects related to the dairy ewe flock and its experimental facilities,
and to the meat ewe flock reared full outdoors on the rangeland.
After lunch, the afternoon session chaired by C.-H. Moulin and A.
Lurette allowed to share 13 scientific works based on two aspects
of farming system design in animal production: the evaluation of
the performances of farming systems and the implication of stakeholders
in farming system design process.
The workshop organising comittee thanks all the participants for
their fruitful interventions.
am: Departure from Corum to the Domaine de La Fage (INRA) at Roquefort-sur-Soulzon
11.15 - 1:00 pm: Visit of the La Fage experimental station
1.00– 2.00 pm: Lunchtime with the staff working at the
2.00-3.45: Indoor session
"New criteria and methods to assess
performances and properties of livestock farming systems"
2.10 - 2.35: "Using
the viability theory to assess te trade-offs between production,
adaptability and robustness of a grassland agroecosystem"
pdf file 2.3 Mb)
Rodolphe Sabatier, INRA, France
2.35 - 2.50: "Labour
profiles and Electronic Identification (EID) technology: assessing
different management approaches on extensive sheep farming systems"
pdf file 1.6 Mb)
Claire Morgan-Davies, Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
2.50 - 3.05: "Bio-economic
assessments of the CAP reform and feed self-sufficiency scenarios
on dairy farms in Piedmont, Italy" (
pdf file 1.6 Mb)
Dario Sacco, University of Turin, Italy
3.05– 3.20: "Improving
the multiple performances of a pastoral system: simulation results
against field data" (
pdf file 500 Kb)
Magali Jouven, Montpellier SupAgro, France
3.20– 3.35: "Division
of labour in dairy farming - a way to increase income and reduce
environmental impact" (
pdf file 5.7 Mb)
Silvia Marton, Agroscope, Switzerland
3.35– 3.40: "Improving
Nutrient Use Efficiency By Reconnecting Crops And Livestock"
pdf file 433 Kb)
Christine Watson, Scotland's Rural College, United Kingdom
3.45 - 3.55: Break
3.55 - 5.00: Indoor session "Multi-stakeholders
frameworks to design or redesign Livestock Farming Systems"
3.55– 4.10: "Co-innovation
of family farm systems: developing sustainable livestock production
systems based on natural grasslands" (
pdf file 4.3 Mb)
Veronica Aguerre, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria,
4.10– 4.15: "Production
gaps in livestock grazing systems in Sierras del Este, Uruguay:
magnitude, causes and strategies to reduce them"
file 368 Kb)
Ignacio Paparamborda, Instituto Nacional de Investigación
4.15 - 4.20: "Herbage
allowance a management tool for re-design livestock grazing systems:
four cases of studies" (
pdf file 6.7 Mb)
Geronimo Cardozo, Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria,
4.20 - 4.25: "Participatory
Design of Livestock Systems: Explore, Experiment, Innovate (case
study in Burkina Faso)" (
pdf file 286 Kb)
Barkwendé Jéthro Delma, CIRDES/UPB, Burkina-Faso
4.25 – 4.30: "Redesigning
a dairy system based on agroecological principles using a collaborative
pdf file 1.4 Mb)
Sandra Novak, INRA, France
- 4.45: "Integrating
empirical and scientific knowledge to evaluate the transition to
a once-a-day milking in dairy ewe farms" (
pdf file 1 Mb)
Amandine Lurette, INRA, France
4.45 - 4.50: "PATUCHEV
and REDCap: two additional research and development schemes for
high performance and sustainable goat farming"
file 1.1 Mb)
Hugues Caillat, INRA, France
- 6.55 : way back to Montpellier (Corum)
photos: Eric Vall (CIRAD)