September 27, 2019
Extensive livestock farming systems may be a promising strategy for mitigating climate change, besides strengthening the social fabric and economy in rural areas. The combination of traditional knowledge, appropriate use of natural resources, and the use of native breeds assists in the adaptation to changes in the availability of pastures. The new video, released as part of ongoing research into the dynamic relationship between extensive livestock farming and climate change in the Mediterranean, explores this relationship and some of the pressures which shape and limit extensive farming activities. The ongoing investigations are a collaboration between CREDA and the Chair of Agro-Ecology and Food Systems of the University of Vic. It is hoped that the video can serve as a useful tool for shedding light on the important contributions that extensive farming systems provide to society.