European dairy production systems (DPS) face many challenges across the three pillars (3P) of sustainability: economic, environmental, and social. European regions are highly diverse and complex, and region-specific concepts for DPS are required.
MilKey develops a whole system concept for 3P sustainability of dairy production systems (DPS) targeted to key European regions, it applies a multi-actor approach throughout the whole project. Greenhouse gases (GHG) mitigation is a core aim accompanied by other environmental impacts, and analysis of economic and social factors. Finally, a platform for sustainable 3P concepts for DPS in key European regions and an online barn climate and emission control tool will be available.
The MilKey platform will be a long-lasting multi-actor knowledge hub to increase understanding and knowledge of sustainable DPS and to intensify the dialogue between science, farmers, stakeholders and policy during and beyond the project lifetime. MilKey integrates a decision support system to assist making knowledgeable decisions on 3P sustainability.
MilKey project will:
*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.