Emensaspi

Generation and exchange of knowledge on the sustainability of the agro-livestock systems of the Pyrenees.

The EMENSASPI project aims to establish a space for the generation and exchange of knowledge on the sustainability of the agro-livestock systems of the Pyrenees through cross-border cooperation combining the simultaneous achievement of environmental, technical-economic and social objectives.

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  • Date: 2016 – 2018
  • Project Director: Roberto Ruiz Santos
  • Budget: Department of Economic Development and Competitiveness of the Basque Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) of the European Union.
  • Link: Lobogan
  • Department: Animal Research
  • Partners: –

General objective

To establish a space for the generation and exchange of knowledge on the sustainability of agricultural systems in the Pyrenees through cross-border cooperation, combining the simultaneous achievement of environmental (reduction of emissions), technical-economic (competitiveness and sustainability) and social (generation of employment and improvement of the quality of life) objectives.

  • To jointly diagnose the environmental, technical/economic and social sustainability of agro-livestock systems in the Pyrenees through cross-border cooperation, through 1) the pooling of available diagnostic tools by partners and others; 2) the selection of the most appropriate basic tool and the development/adaptation of a diagnostic computer tool; and 3) its validation in a sample of 150 farms representative of the Pyrenees.
  • To improve the sustainability of the Pyrenean agro-livestock systems by combining energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, economic competitiveness and employment generation, through 1) the joint analysis of results, 2) the detection of the most efficient systems and 3) the proposal of improvement options that combine environmental, technical/economic and social efficiency in accordance with the characteristics of the Pyrenean agro-livestock systems.

  • Disseminate and exploit the results of the project, by means of 1) the definition and implementation of communication strategies with contents differentiated by target audiences (general, farmers, public administrations, local entities, pasture managers, quality certifiers, etc.); 2) the definition and materialization of a training plan for the use of the tool and practices for improving sustainability; 3) the Exploitation/License for the use of the tool.