New  research on animals’ role in future food production

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has received MSEK 48 for a new collaborative centre that will strengthen Sweden’s future food system.

The centre will identify and develop the role of animals for increased food production, sustainability and competitiveness.

– It will be very exciting to take a holistic approach to the role of animals, Sigrid Agenäs, professor at SLU, says.

– Food production must increase in Sweden, but at the same time become more sustainable, and the role of animals is important, she adds.

The new centre will work from a regional perspective and develop best practice to produce food in different parts of Sweden. What is ”best” will be determined by a number of different sustainability factors.

In a first phase, the researchers will study food production from grazing animals — mainly ruminants.

Read more about the new collaborative centre HERE