AgriSearch are looking for upland farmers to volunteer to participate in a European project; SUstainable PERmanent Grassland (SUPER-G).
SUPER-G is a Europe-wide research project that aims to co-develop sustainable permanent grassland (PG) systems and policies with farmers, citizens, and policy makers; ensuring business viability, while supporting biodiversity and delivering several other Ecosystem Services.
The recruited farmers must be willing to participate in workshops and surveys throughout the project. Two of the farmers from the newly established network will be selected to participate in further on-farm testing of innovations. The farmers selected to participate in on-farm testing will also be required to host at least one farm walk. Applications from women are particularly welcome.
A 5-year, multi-actor project under the Horizon 2020 SFS-27-2017 call. The SUPER-G consortium is made up of 20 project partners and will involve 20+ farm networks and 17+ experimental platforms and field experiments across 5 biogeographical regions in Europe. The project will benchmark & synthesise data on permanent grassland performance by means of evidence reviews, field experimentation, expert elicitation and modelling.
Outputs and impacts from SUPER-G include:
- Better understanding of the importance and functioning of permanent grasslands
- Increased availability and uptake of grassland management options & technologies
- Improved competitiveness of farming systems based on or including permanent grassland
- Development of agricultural and environmental policies that support optimal management of permanent grassland
To find out more about the project visit www.super-g.eu