Fodder production autonomy though diversification and other techniques


Mid term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Spring and summer
Spring and summer

Farming system


Description of the measure

Increase fodder autonomy through diversification, double end crops and other techniques

Comments on sustainability

Increasing fodder autonomy means decreasing fodder purchase dependency and facing high costs (as in Mediterranean conditions fodder prices raise more than other crops). This can be achieved in several ways: by increasing the number of fodder crops cultivated, by using double-end crops, by producing fodder in rainfed plots (alfalfa) and not only on irrigated land, by improving silage conditions, etc.