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Development of an innovative concept for sustainable sheep and goat farming in North Rhine-Westphalia

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Project Title

Development of an innovative concept for sustainable sheep and goat farming in North Rhine-Westphalia

Project description

With its small-scale farm structures, extensive grazing and frequent use in landscape management, sheep and goat farming in Germany is a particularly animal- and environmentally friendly form of animal husbandry. However, the number of commercial farms in Germany has been declining for years. The keeping of sheep and goats is currently characterised by low profitability and a difficult marketing situation in most regions of North Rhine-Westphalia. The sheep and goat breeding associations of North Rhine-Westphalia and approx. 30 farms would therefore like to show ways for a future-proof and sustainable economic activity. For this purpose the current economic situation including the marketing channels will be determined. Subsequently the farms will be examined for sustainability on the basis of a few selected criteria in accordance with the DBU project "The Sustainability Code of Agriculture". Farm-specific innovation strategies based on a SWOT analysis and the sustainability analysis are developed. As a result of the sustainability analysis, the business management evaluation and the optimisation of marketing channels, a handbook of measures for sustainable and viable sheep and g

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Animal husbandry
  • Product/service

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Landwirtschaftskammer NRW
Im Wöholz 1
59556 Lippstadt-Eickelborn

Phone: +49 2945 989 420

Email: fides.lenz@lwk.nrw.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

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