'Grazing is beneficial to farmers and society through agroecological innovations'
Grazing4AgroEcology – An European Network to promote grazing and to support grazing-based farms on their economic and ecologic performances as well as on animal welfare
Grazing4AgroEcology (G4AE) is an EU funded project aiming to restore farmer confidence and that of the agricultural industry in the production performance and competitiveness of grazing by promoting agroecological innovations for sustainable grazing management. G4AE directly support some of the EU Green Deal objectives: biodiversity restoration, reduction of nutrient losses and reduction of GHG emissions.
Grazing-based agricultural production systems have the capacity to produce high quality foods, to be beneficial to the competitiveness of farmers and animal welfare, as well as for other ecosystem services that are widely appreciated by our society. However, for many reasons grazing is generally declining in Europe, which is a threat for many ecosystem services.
The farmer and the farming community are at the centre of a multi-actor network that addresses the entire grazing Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS), including science and practice, Operational Groups (OGs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs), advisors, as well as consumers and citizens.
Coordinated by the Grünlandzentrum, Germany, G4AE runs for three and a half years (September 2022- February 2026). The consortium comprises 18 partners from eight EU Member States (France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania & Sweden) to represent a wide range of grazing practices.
General Assembly Meeting
Tuesday, March 21 – Thursday, March 23
In March 2023, we meet with the whole project consortium in Lisbon, Portugal.