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  • Sheep and goat systems in the European Union: environmental implications.

    Foreign Title : Les systèmes ovins et caprins de l'Union européenne: implications pour l'environnement.

    Author(s) : Poux, X.Beaufoy, G.Bignal, E.Ramain, B.

    Author Affiliation : Applications des Sciences de l'Action (AScA), European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism (EFNCP), 8 rue Legouvé 75010, Paris, France.

    Editors : Pacheco, F.Morand-Fehr, P.

    Journal article; Conference paper : Options Méditerranéennes. Série A, Séminaires Méditerranéens 2009 No.91 pp.113-123 ref.24

    Conference Title : Changes in sheep and goat farming systems at the beginning of the 21st century. Research, tools, methods and initiatives in favour of a sustainable development. Proceedings of the 6th Seminar of the Sub-Network on Production Systems of the FAO-CIHEAM Inter-Regional Cooperative Research and Development Network on Sheep and Goats, Ponte de Lima, Portugal, 15-17 November 2007.

    Abstract : The sheep and goat farming systemsfarming systemsSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    are particularly diverse in EuropeeuropeSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , reflecting animalsanimalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    able to adapt themselves to a wide range of ecological conditions. While some of these systems are paramount for the conservation of High Nature Value (HNV) agrarian systems, others have environmental impacts typically associated to intensive livestock farming. Based on an original typology built at EU scale for the purpose of a study carried out for the European Commission, the paper sets out the environmental, socio-economic and policy issues linked to the development of the sheep and goat farming systems. It shows that maintaining the HNV sheep and goat systems, masterpiece for reaching the biodiversitybiodiversitySubject Category: Properties
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    goals at EU scale, needs a better policy at different levels, from markets instruments and farm payments with environmental rationales to development and extension actions at the farms level.

    ISSN : 1016-121X

    Record Number : 20103102257

    Publisher : Centre International de Hautes Etudes Agronomiques Méditerranéennes

    Location of publication : Montpellier

    Country of publication : France

    Language of text : French

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Organism descriptor(s) : goatsgoatsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , sheepsheepSubject Category: Organism Names
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    Descriptor(s) : agricultural policyagricultural policySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , biodiversitybiodiversitySubject Category: Properties
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    , environmental impactenvironmental impactSubject Category: Properties
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    , environmental policyenvironmental policySubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , farming systemsfarming systemsSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , goat keepinggoat keepingSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , nature conservationnature conservationSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , sheep farmingsheep farmingSubject Category: Disciplines, Occupations and Industries
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    , socioeconomicssocioeconomicsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    Identifier(s) : agricultural systems, environmental effects, socioeconomic aspects

    Geographical Location(s) : European Union Countrieseuropean union countriesSubject Category: Institutions and Organisations
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    Broader term(s) : CapracapraSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , BovidaebovidaeSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ruminantsruminantsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ArtiodactylaartiodactylaSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , mammalsmammalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , vertebratesvertebratesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , ChordatachordataSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , animalsanimalsSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , eukaryoteseukaryotesSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , OvisovisSubject Category: Organism Names
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    , EuropeeuropeSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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