Design of multi-performance systems

Design of multi-performance systems

Design of multi-performance systems

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For almost a decade now, in contrast to the dominant conventional model spawned by the green revolution, two Indian states launched a wide-ranging reform of their agricultural system: Sikkim was entirely converted to organic agriculture, and in Andhra Pradesh, Natural Farming now counts more than 600,000 farmers.
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The management of the global health of farm products and soil is a major concern in organic agriculture (OA). Management constraints for plant and animal health are very similar but also interdependent and closely tied to soil health. However, the biotechnical levers for health management are generally developed for a given product, and the links between soil health, plant health and animal health are rarely considered. The aim of this consortium is to bring together the three research communities working on the integrated management of plant, animal and soil health for the very first time. They will work together on the interfaces between the animal and plant kingdoms, as well as on the link with soil health, leading to the emergence of scientific fronts essential to the development of an OA that encompasses both crops and livestock.
Gilt
The transition to more numerous and more efficient organic pig farms requires the development of alternatives that do not use syn-thetic hormones for the synchronization of estrus to facilitate gilt batch management. The objective is to test two natural substitutes for syn-thetic progestagens used for cycle synchronization: the fruit of the chaste tree and walnut leaves. The hypothesis is that the incorporation of phytoprogestagens in the feed ration would extend the luteal phase of gilts and that its cessation would induce a resumption of fol-licular growth and a synchronization of estrus.
Biodiversity provides agroecosystems with a multitude of ecological services. The effects of organic agriculture (OA) and the benefits it brings in terms of biodiversity are still poorly known. Ecological, agronomical and economic performances in OA vary widely, and few studies have focused on quantifying the synergies and antagonisms between these performances.
Whereas certain organic plant crops are in full expansion, organic animal production is struggling to develop in France’s overseas departments and regions (DROM). The aim of this project is to identify possible development paths for organic farming in the DROM, both for organized sectors and those that are more dispersed.
Un lapin qui mange une pomme
LAPOESIE is a transdisciplinary project that aims to analyze the feasibility and the aggregated value of combining organic arboriculture and livestock.

Modification date : 10 July 2023 | Publication date : 12 April 2021 | Redactor : Com