Grain production autonomy


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 grain autonomy for reduced dependency on feedstuff

Comments on sustainability

Grain autonomy is not as critical as fodder due to greater availability even in bad years. However, cereals are in most places easy to produce and a part of the crop rotation for dairy farms. Grain autonomy reduce feedstuff dependency. Diversification in grain production is also a part of the measure. This meausre can be difficult to achieve in some mountain areas in Atlantic Spain.