Enabling Smart Livestock Farming Technologies for Environmental Sustainability using Blockchain
Farming livestock – cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and chickens – contributes around 6 billion tonnes of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide) to the atmosphere each year. While estimates vary, this could represent up to 18% of global emissions and at the same time, the consumption of meat, milk and eggs is projected to grow 70% by 2050.
The aim of this project is to develop climate smart cattle farming systems reducing GHG and ammonia emissions while maintaining the social-economic outlook of the farm business.
FarmSustainaBl will apply a holistic approach for decreasing the GHG emissions derived from intensive livestock farming by optimizing the livestock production. To do this, the consortium will (1) monitor the animal feed; (2) the animal behaviour and characteristics; and (3) the stable environment. A web based platform will be developed that will collect and analyse all the aforementioned data for providing recommendations to the livestock farming stakeholders (farmers, consultants etc) in order to make management decisions for reducing GHG emissions.
Agricultural & Environmental Solutions PC, AGENSO, Greece
Beam Innovation SRL, BEAM, Romania
Division of Farm Structures and Agricultural Machinery, Agricultural University of Athens, AUA, Greece
Beia Consult International SRL, BEIA, Romania
SDU Software Engineering, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Institute, University of Southern Denmark, SDU, Denmark
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NEWS from FarmSustainaBl
The FarmSustainaBl project held its kick off meeting in February 2020 in Athens. Partners from Greece, Romania and Denmark had a broad discussion on the goals of this project and how they are going to achieve them through their work. The FarmSustainaBl project is focused on applying smart livestock farming technologies such as Internet of Things devices and cloud computing that will measure key parameters that affect GHG emissions in livestock farms and are related with the stable environment, the animal and the feed. Moreover, GHG emissions information will be available to the livestock industry stakeholders through the application of Blockchain technology that will enable the use of smart contracts. FarmSustainaBl aims to provide a paradigm shift on the way the livestock industry evaluates and monetizes the GHG emissions information.