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dc.contributor.authorBalaine, Lorraine
dc.contributor.authorDillon, Emma J.
dc.contributor.authorLäpple, Doris
dc.contributor.authorLynch, John
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-16T16:59:05Z
dc.date.available2021-02-16T16:59:05Z
dc.date.issued2020-03
dc.identifier.citationL Balaine, E J Dillon, D Läpple, J Lynch, Can technology help achieve sustainable intensification? Evidence from milk recording on Irish dairy farms, Land Use Policy, Volume 92, 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104437en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/2374
dc.descriptionpeer-revieweden_US
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the potential of a farm technology to simultaneously improve farm efficiency and provide wider environmental and social benefits. Identifying these ‘win-win-win’ strategies and encouraging their widespread adoption is critical to achieve sustainable intensification. Using a nationally representative sample of 296 Irish dairy farms from 2015, propensity score matching is applied to measure the impact of milk recording on a broad set of farm sustainability indicators. The findings reveal that the technology enhances economic sustainability by increasing dairy gross margin and milk yield per cow. Furthermore, social sustainability is improved through a reduction in milk bulk tank somatic cell count (an indicator of animal health and welfare status). Conversely, milk recording (as it is currently implemented) does not impact farm environmental sustainability, represented by greenhouse gas emission efficiency. While the study shows that milk recording is a ‘win-win’ strategy, ways of improving current levels of utilisation are discussed so that milk recording achieves its ‘win-win-win’ potential in the future.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipTeagasc Walsh Fellowship Scheme
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BVen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesLand Use Policy;92
dc.rights© 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
dc.rightsAttribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttps://www.elsevier.com/tdm/userlicense/1.0/
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectSustainable intensificationen_US
dc.subjectTechnology impacten_US
dc.subjectSustainability indicatorsen_US
dc.subjectPropensity score matchingen_US
dc.subjectMilk recordingen_US
dc.subjectIrish dairy farmsen_US
dc.titleCan technology help achieve sustainable intensification? Evidence from milk recording on Irish dairy farmsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104437
dc.contributor.sponsorTeagasc Walsh Fellowship Programmeen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marineen_US
dc.contributor.sponsorUniversity of Oxforden_US
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumber14/ 889en_US
dc.contributor.sponsorGrantNumber205212/Z/16/Zen_US
dc.source.volume92
dc.source.beginpage104437
dc.source.journaltitleLand Use Policy


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