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LIFE MiCliFeed (LIFE20 CCM/GR/001703) “Mitigating climate impact of small ruminants through innovative feeding approaches”
LIFE MiCliFeed project aims to demonstrate the scientific, environmental and economic feasibility of an innovative approach for exploiting the agro-industrial waste streams and develop them into functional livestock feeds

THE PROBLEM
Climate Change & Livestock Farming

Climate change represents one of the greatest threats to our planet, its population and economies. Agriculture will be mostly affected by climate change but can also contribute as an important part for the solution. Agriculture is responsible for 12% of total GHG emissions. In particular, it contributes to the emission of CH4 from enteric fermentation and both CH4 and N2O from manure.

Sheep and goats are responsible for about 6.5% of the global livestock sector’s emissions, corresponding to 429 thousand Gg CO2-eq, of which 59% is attributed to sheep and 41% to goats; with 299 thousand Gg CO2-eq derived from meat and 130 thousand Gg CO2-eq derived from milk.

Animal agriculture accounting for
14.5%

OF THE WORLD’S GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

Three Axes

Our Goal

Small ruminant farming and animal’s health and welfare

increase productivity and maintain animal’s health and welfare.

Bioactive food

eliminate anthelmitic resistance of GI parasitic infections, induce circular economy by adding agro-industrial waste in small ruminant’s feeding system

Climate change

decrease of GHG emissions produced by small ruminants GI parasitic infections

2022

July 13, 2022

Establishing a solid cooperation framework

Establishing a solid cooperation framework

Meeting with winery industries that will contribute to the needs of LIFE MiCliFeed project as the sources of agro-industrial waste and by-products.

June 28, 2022

LIFEis30 event

LIFEis30 event

LIFE MiCliFeed participated at the event of LIFEis30, celebrating 30 years of its establishment. LIFEis30 took place on June, 28th , 2022 in Athens and many projects involving aspects of climate change, mitigation and adaptation as long as nature and biodiversity were presented. The project LIFEMiClifeed was presented focusing on…

June 15, 2022

Presentation at International Conference

Presentation at International Conference

Presentation of LIFE MiCliFeed project at the virtual international conference on 14th-16th of June 2022, entitled “Recent Advances in the Use of Secondary Compounds for Animal Parasite Control,” organized by Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México.

June 1, 2022

Farmer-participatory surveys to determine management practices

Farmer-participatory surveys to determine management practices

Beneficiaries from Greece interview with farmers to collect information on common practices and assess the farmers’ attitude towards reduction of GHG emissions and sustainable helminth control as well as their potential adoption for novel concepts of parasite control.

May 1, 2022

2 Group meetings with small ruminant farmers in the Campania region (Italy

2 Group meetings with small ruminant farmers in the Campania region (Italy

The objective of the meetings was to present the project and collect information on farmers’ attitudes towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable parasite control, as well as their potential uptake and adoption of new parasite control concepts. 65 farmers took part in the first event held in the province…

March 31, 2022

Action A2 Questionnaires

The questionnaires for Action A2 were completed in all languages (Greek, English, French, Italian).

March 30, 2022

Press release and 1st newsletter of the project

March 11, 2022

Monitoring meeting, 11.3.2022

Monitoring meeting, 11.3.2022

The 1st external monitoring virtual meeting was held on the 11th of March, 2022. All beneficiaries of the project attended the meeting.

2021

November 30, 2021

Article at the “Epi Gis” Magazine

Article at the “Epi Gis” Magazine

A dissemination article was published by the Coordinator at the “Epi Gis” Magazine (19th edition), which is a publication of the Piraeus Bank of Greece.

November 4, 2021

Kick-off meeting

Kick-off meeting

The kick-off meeting was held online on the 4th of November, 2021. During that meeting each Beneficiary presented the plan of activities and there was a detailed presentation of the LIFE Programme rules. Management bodies were created. A timeline of common activities was also set.

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