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
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.
increase productivity and maintain animal’s health and welfare.
eliminate anthelmitic resistance of GI parasitic infections, induce circular economy by adding agro-industrial waste in small ruminant’s feeding system
decrease of GHG emissions produced by small ruminants GI parasitic infections