20 July 2017
iSAGE Newsletter is out: update on #H2020 project on innovation for sustainable sheep and goat production in Europe
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.