Agroscope, Institute for Plant Production Sciences IPS, 1260 Nyon, Switzerland

Research in the field of animal housing systems for the assessment of sustainability

Sustainable, that is to say economic, ecological and socially responsible production methods are increasingly requested by the general public and the agricultural policy makers. The primary goal of research in the field of process engineering is to develop and improve animal housing systems. Moreover, the research establishes essential bases for decisions in order to assess sustainability. Taking the example of a specific research project (deep litter fermentation system), this approach is presented and discussed.

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