Project details

Design options for economically viable biodiversity-enhancing milk production systems in the organic model regions of Freiburg and Ravensburg - GOBIOM

In the face of enhancing biodiversity, there is an urgent need of laying the foundations for economically viable, sustainable agricultural production. Due to grasslands’ importance for biodiversity protection and the great meaning of dairy farming for both the preservation and endangerment of species-rich grassland, the project focuses on milk production systems in two model regions. These regions are exemplary for the threat to species-rich grassland due to giving up dairy farming (organic model region in Freiburg) and intensive production (organic model region in Ravensburg).

The overall objective of the project is to contribute substantially to an improvement in the biodiversity levels of the dairy farming areas in the two model regions, particularly in terms of preserving as well as increasing species-rich grassland areas.

The project is coordinated by the Öko-Institut e.V., and carried out in the core team together with the research partner IfLS and the practice partner Grünweg. A support group will be set up for the project, whose members are mainly regional actors from various institutions with nature conservation and agricultural expertise.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the Research Initiative for Biodiversity Conservation (FEdA).

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Research | Sustainable land use |


Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)


2020 - 2021

Contact person/s at IfLS: 

Jörg Schramek

Dr. Johannes Carolus

Project management: 

Jörg Schramek

Dr. Johannes Carolus