Pastinnova PRIMA – Innovative models for sustainable future of Mediterranean pastoral systems

The key objective of PASTINNOVA is to re-enforce the sustainability, profitability and resilience of small pastoral farms, by setting up innovations, business and organizational models (IBM) to valorise their full potential as drivers towards agro-ecological transition in livestock production. PASTINNOVA examines pastoral systems which – despite the multiple challenges they face – are able to provide a broad array of ecosystem services (ES) along with high-quality products (dairy, meat, wool and processed) in a variety of agro-ecological and socio-economic Mediterranean settings. The project proposes a holistic interdisciplinary approach to improve the weak positioning of pastoral smallholders in Value Chains of Pastoral products (VCP), with particular focus on vulnerable groups (e.g. women, young farmers, migrant workers). Based on the Living Laboratories (LL) approach, a common network on “Pastoral actors and VCP” will be established to co-create solutions for farmer organizations, farm management and VCP through the integration of needs, capacities and experiences of actors (e.g. farmers, entrepreneurs, manufacturers, retailers, policy makers, researchers). Selected IBM will be tested and implemented in small-scale and assessed for their sustainability (economic, social, environmental). This

Deadline 2025

Programme PRIMA, SECTION 1

Institute ISPAAM – Institute for animal production in Mediterranean environment

Contact Antonello Franca


Area Multifunzionalità delle produzioni agricole, zootecniche e del settore foresta-legno