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dc.contributor.authorvan den Pol-van Dasselaar, Agnes
dc.contributor.authorHennessy, Deirdre
dc.contributor.authorIsselstein, Johannes
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-16T16:52:38Z
dc.date.available2021-02-16T16:52:38Z
dc.date.issued2020-02-04
dc.identifier.citationvan den Pol-van Dasselaar, A.; Hennessy, D.; Isselstein, J. Grazing of Dairy Cows in Europe—An In-Depth Analysis Based on the Perception of Grassland Experts. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1098. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12031098en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/2371
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_US
dc.description.abstractGrazing is inherently close to the nature of herbivores, but no longer applied everywhere in Europe. Therefore, the perception of grassland experts on the occurrence, importance, constraints, solutions and future of grazing of dairy cows was studied. The study builds on results from the European Grassland Federation Working Group Grazing in the period 2010–2019. Both surveys and focus group meetings were used. There is a clear trend of reduced grazing in Europe. Since grazing is valued by different stakeholders and provides many ecosystem services, solutions to the constraints to grazing must be found. Constraints can be divided into region specific constraints, farm specific constraints and farmer specific constraints. The solutions include developing new knowledge, bringing the knowledge already available to practice and rewarding farmers for grazing as a service to society. If grazing is not supported, it will further decline. However, a joined endeavour has the potential to make a significant difference in transforming grass-based production systems and stimulating grazing.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSustainability;1098
dc.rightsAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectgrazingen_US
dc.subjectconstraintsen_US
dc.subjectsupporten_US
dc.subjectecosystem servicesen_US
dc.titleGrazing of Dairy Cows in Europe—An In-Depth Analysis Based on the Perception of Grassland Expertsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/su12031098
dc.source.volume12
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage1098
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-16T16:52:40Z
dc.source.journaltitleSustainability


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