Spatial_localization.pdf - European Grassland Federation

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Spatial_localization.pdf - European Grassland Federation

Multisward task 1.1: roles and utility of grassland in EuropeInventory:Importance, functions and utility of grassland in Europe at thecatchment and landscape levels from economic, agronomicand environmental point of view• Spatial localisation of grassland within landscapes• Interactions between grassland, arable crops and otherlandscape elements• Incorporation of different farming systems, pedo climaticand socio-economic conditions2


Distribution of grasslands in EUEC 2008. LIFE and Europe’s grasslands4


80Distribution of grasslands in EUUtilized Agricultural Area in the EU 27Eurostat 2009: Agricultural Statistics 2007-2008UAA (% total area)70605040UAA30201005


80.0Distribution of grasslands in EUPermanent and temporary grasslands in EU (% UAA)Eurostat 2009: Agricultural Statistics 2007-200870.0%UAA60.050.040.030.0PGTG20.010.00.06


Grassland productionGrassland DM productivity (Smith et al. 2008)7


EEA Report No 6/2005Livestock productionRegional distribution of livestock types (2000)8


Regional distribution of livestock densityEEA Report No 6/20059


Measures of intensificationSource: Agricultural Statistics. Main results 2007-2008 (Eurostat pocketbook)10


Meat production in EU 2711


Milk productionMilk production in L/ha UAA (Smith et al. 2008)15


Favourable areas for dairy productionSource: Rural development in the EU (Report 2008)16


Favourable areas for dairy productionSource: Rural development in the EU Report 2008Very favourable:5% of the EU-territory and 20% of the EU dairy productionNeutral:71% of the EU-territory and 70% of the EU dairy productionSc1: potential in specific conditions – need of encouragement by ruraldevelopment policySc2: low milk prices → decrease in milk production → ceasing collection ofmilk → socio-economic problems for the regionLess favourable:24% of the area and 10% of the EU dairy production (mountain areas)Production at risk but no other agricultural activity possible!→ prevention of abandonment / conservation natural areas17


LFA & land abandonment riskSource: Rural development in the EU (Report 2008)18


Extensive grazingSource: Rural development in the EU (Report 2008)19


Organic farmingSource: Analysis of the EU organic sector (2010)20


Organic farmingSource: Analysis of the EU organic sector (2010)21


Organic farmingSource: Analysis of the EU organic sector (2010)22


Thank you for our attentionDe Vliegher A.Van Gils B.EGF- WG ‘GRAZING’Kiel, 29 August 2010Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research

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