OM A129

Addressing the challenges of agro-pastoral farming systems to strengthen their resilience

Hadjipavlou G. (ed.), Ligda C. (ed.). Addressing the challenges of agro-pastoral farming systems to strengthen their resilience. Zaragoza : CIHEAM, 2022. 121 p. (Options Méditerranéennes : Série A. Séminaires Méditerranéens; n. 129). 71. Annual Meeting of the European Federation of Animal Science, 2021/12/03, Online.


This issue of Options Méditerranéennes gathers articles from the contributions presented at the online Symposium “Addressing the challenges of agro-pastoral farming systems to strengthen their resilience”, organized on 3rd December 2020 by the Mediterranean Working Group and the Livestock Farming Systems Study Commission of the European Federation of Animal Science in the framework of its 71st Annual Meeting. The Symposium focused on the challenges and drivers of change that the livestock sector faces in the Mediterranean and less-favoured areas, and it included two scientific sessions: “Combining the diversity of resources and farming practices to ensure resilience at different scales” and “Diversity of animal genetic resources for resilient farming systems”. The volume also contains articles on the outcomes of selected projects that dealt with the above mentioned challenges from the ARIMNET and ARIMNET2 Calls (supported by the European Union’s FP7 Research and Innovation Programme), that aimed to coordinate agricultural research in the Mediterranean. This publication is contributing towards spreading the scientific knowledge on the role of diversity for enhancing Mediterranean farming resilience, generated from scientific cooperation between researchers from different disciplines and countries of the region.


Sciences Animales, Production et Protection Animales


Combining the diversity of resources and farming practices to ensure resilience at different scales
Thénard V., Sturaro E..
Diversity of animal genetic resources for resilient farming systems
Hadjipavlou G., Ligda C..
A Brazilian initiative for sustainable development of smallholder dairy farming: the PISA Program
de Faccio Carvalho P.C., Dominschek R., Eloy L.R., Kunrath T.R., Machado D.R., Thénard V., Calles T., Bremm C., dos Santos D.T., Cittolin A.C., de Moraes A..
Adaptation of local breeds is not only a biological question: Illustration with four French Mediterranean sheep breeds
Perucho L., Lauvie A., Nozières-Petit M.O., Moulin C.H..
Effects of heat stress on welfare in Karagouniko sheep breed
Karatzia M.A., Sossidou E.N., Tsiokos D., Ligda C..
Benefits from recent and on-going projects on adaptation and resilience in French dairy sheep and goats
Astruc J.M., Buisson D., Clément V., Lagriffoul G., Larroque H., Legarra A., Palhière I., Ugarte E., Moreno-Romieux C..
Documenting animal genetic resources in the Mediterranean: interaction and cooperation in the region
Ligda C., Tsiokos D., Hadjipavlou G., Djemali M., El Fadili M., Charvolin-Lemaire E., Sturaro E..
Camel herd management under pastoral system in southern of Tunisia
Letaief S., Bedhiaf-Romdhani S..
Environment and biometry in the sheep breeds of North-West Portugal
Nuno V. Brito, Lopes J.C., Ribeiro V., Dantas R., Leite J.V..
The contribution of ARIMNet to address livestock systems resilience in the Mediterranean region
Jacquet F., Aboul Naga A., Hubert B..
Sociological profile of touristic camel rides users: a tool to contribute to the sustainable use of native camel genetic resources
Iglesias C., Navas F.J., Ciani E., Barba C.J., Delgado J.V..
Some strategies proposed in three Mediterranean countries to develop dairy sector
Allouche L., Pappa E.C., Psomas E., Abdelghani S., Karatzia M.A., Kondyli E., Portolés Nicolau T..
Complementary approaches to understand the collective dimension of breed management
Ligda C., Perucho L., Lauvie A..
Demographics of indigenous bovine cattle farms in Greece, Tunisia and Algeria
Tsiokos D., Bousbia A., Mohamed-Brahmi A., Gueroui Y., Smeti S., Boudalia S., Ben Said S., Anastasiadou M., Symeon G..
Analysis of livestock assets, diversity and resilience for family farm systems in three different agro ecological zones in Egypt
Abdelsabour T., Alary V., Aboul Naga A., Osman M., Messad S., Juanes X., Elsayed M., Mansour H..