Farming livestock – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens – contributes around 6 billion tons of greenhouse gases (GHS) - carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide- to the atmosphere each year, which could represent up to 18% of global emissions.
With the advent of Precision Farming, which uses new technologies to handle and manage farm information, economic returns can be improved and environmental impact can be reduced. As such, precision feeding is about getting the right nutrient to the right animal at the right time, which can increase feed efficiency and productivity and consequently improve farm profitability and lower emission intensity.
The project proposes the integrated use of wireless sensor networks, data analytics and modelling that enable an efficient decision support system together with a state-of-the-art cloud solution supporting blockchain for livestock agriculture. By tracing the livestock feed and GHG emission, FarmSustainaBl will contribute to raising consumer awareness on the importance of low-GHG emission livestock produce as well as optimising and lowering the GHG emission of animal production systems.
*At the time of the proposal. Please consider this data as an accurate estimate; it may vary during the project’s lifespan.
Total costs include in kind contribution by grant holders and can therefore be higher than the total requested funding.