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iSAGE Newsletter is out: update on #H2020 project on innovation for sustainable sheep and goat production in Europe

20 July 2017

Sheep and goat sectors are of great importance both in Europe and in the Mediterranean, but have unique difficulties because they are generally located in rural, isolated areas. This is an opportunity because they can produce food from otherwise unused resources. Yet, the European and Mediterranean sheep and goat sector experiences many problems and faces many challenges such as climate change, low and fluctuating prices, consumption reduction, resource use efficiency and shrinking rural populations, with farmers becoming discouraged and leaving the  activity.

iSAGE, a research project funded by H2020, will try to turn these challenges into opportunities, by making the European sheep and goat sector more sustainable, competitive and resilient through strong collaboration between the industry and research institutions. IAMZ and EAAP are in charge of training, dissemination and stakeholders consultation activities in the project.

This newsletter features the main activities carried out during the first year of  iSAGE. You can download it here and visit the project website for more information here.