Consumer-driven demands to reframe farming systems
Non-intensive farming, with low inputs of energy and chemicals can contribute towards maintaining biodiversity in traditional landscapes, has less pollution than intensive farming and can be better for farm animal welfare. However, these farming systems often struggle economically in competition with modern intensive farming methods. In this project the partners will research if it is possible to have a system which has the benefits of extensive farming but that is still economically viable.
The role of Noldus
Noldus will develop advanced technology for monitoring farm animal behavior. The work will be carried out in cooperation with the other partners developing various sensor systems. The welfare of the animals on extensive farms is an important part of the project.
The project is led by CyRIC (Cyprus research and innovation center) and has 21 partners in total, including Noldus.
Code Re-farm is funded by the Food and Natural Resources call of Horizon Europe. The project number is 101000216.