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The agricultural, ecological and socio-economic importance of free-ranging livestock rearing in Europe

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-2000-00559
Project type: CA (Concerted Action)
Starting date: 01-01-2001
Duration: 24 months
Total cost: 398,400 EUR
EC Contribution: 373,600 EUR
Scientific Officer: Veronica SABBAG
Research topic: 5.4. Support for common policies (Common Agricultural/Fisheries Policy)

Abstract:
Extensive livestock rearing systems are a policy priority because they are fundamental to the maintenance of a wide range of habitats and species of importance to European conservation. However, before appropriate policies can be put in place, it is essential to understand how such systems function, their agricultural and ecological interactions and current policy driving forces. This Concerted Action will bring together individuals from throughout Europe with a range of backgrounds and disciplines to consolidate present knowledge, identify the gaps which need to be filled and build up a network of researchers and contacts with the complementary expertise to fill those gaps through a shared-cost proposal.


Coordinator
Davy McCRACKEN
The Scottish Agricultural College
Ayr
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1292 525 299
Fax: +44 1292 525 333
E-mail: D.McCracken@au.sac.ac.uk


Partners
  Michael PIENKOWSKI
European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism
Peterborough
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1733 569325
Fax: +44 1733 569325
E-mail: pienkowski@cix.co.uk
  André VAN DER ZANDE
Alterra Green World Research
Wageningen
THE NETHERLANDS
Tel.: +31 317474700
Fax: +31 317419000
E-mail: a.n.vanderzande@alterra.wag-ur.nl
  David BALDOCK
Institute for European Environmental Policy
London
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1717 992244
Fax: +44 1717 992600
E-mail: dbaldock@ieeplondon.org.uk
  Guy BEAUFOY
Association pare el Analisis y Reforma de la Politica agro-rural
Madrid
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 914097714
Fax: +34 914097714
E-mail: gbeaufoy@sinix.net
  M. Carmen PUERTA
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid
Madrid
SPAIN
Tel.: +34 913975170
Fax: +34 913975105
E-mail: maricarmen.puerta@uam.es
  Joao VARZEA RODGRIGUES
Escola Superior Agraria de Castelo Branco
Castelo Branco
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 72339900
Fax: +351 72339901
E-mail: luispa@isa.ipcb.pl
  Paul NICHOLSON
Coordination Paysanne Européenne
Brussels
BELGIUM
Tel.: +34 9 46257818
Fax: +34 9 46252641
E-mail: ehne_ger@eusnet.org