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SIP 3

SIP Leader: W.Govaerts&Co cv

Sector: (Organic) dairy sheep and goats

Countries Involved: Netherlands, France, Belgium 

Partners involved: W.Govaerts&Co cv : SIP leader, ADS provider, Farmers

KUL: ADS provider, Farmers

Farmers involved: Pollard Farm, Vreugdehoeve

Navigating Small-Scale Dairy Farming with Limited Resources

Raising dairy goats and sheep on a small scale still demands a significant amount of knowledge. Profit margins are narrow, necessitating the reduction of inputs and the minimization of costs and environmental impact. For small-scale farms with limited financial resources, these challenges are particularly pronounced.

What will SIP 3 do to help?

SIP 3 will implement an agricultural digital solution specially crafted for small farms, with a primary focus on improving feed and animal health management. This collaborative effort between Wgov and KU Leuven aims to create a digital solution geared towards enhancing the productivity and sustainability of small to medium-sized small ruminant farms. Key digital technologies that will be used include sensors, a 3G network, a dashboard, and decision support algorithms.

The business and governance model for SIP3 is designed to align with a modular model that’s tailored to the herd’s size, making it accessible and cost-effective for small-scale farmers. SIP3 aims for partnerships with international companies. In terms of governance model, the emphasis is on issues such as data ownership and data sharing, particularly for benchmarking purposes.

The results expected from SIP 3 are 10% – 30% reduction of methane production per litre of milk produced; b) 10 – 30% reduction of nitrogen wastage through accurate feeding; c) 10% – 30% increased profitability by increasing productivity.

Democratizing Digital Farming for All – FARMTOPIA’S PATH TO EMPOWERING SMALL FARMS WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

Project Coordination:

Mr Dionisis Solomos

NEUROPUBLIC AE PLIROFORIKIS
& EPIKOINONION

Methonis 6 Kai
Spiliotopoulou 18545,
PEIRAIAS, Greece

d_solomos@neuropublic.gr

Project Communication:

Dušan Pevac

Foodscale Hub
foodscalehub.com

Narodnog fronta 73,
Novi Sad 21000, Serbia

dusan@foodscalehub.com

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