Department of Agroecology

Sustainable development through research in agroecosystems


Beef from dairy cattle production is much more climate-friendly than beef from extensively farmed beef production. Photo: Colourbox

2016.05.10 | DCA

Not all kinds of beef are climate culprits

Beef production emits greenhouse gases and thus contributes to global warming – but not all types of beef production contribute equally to the problem.

Integrated pest management is the way to go in order to protect minor crops against diseases, weeds and pests. Photo: Colourbox

2016.04.17 | DCA

Minor crops need major help to remain sustainable

The absence of viable plant protection solutions for minor crops costs more than one billion euros per year and impacts nine million hectares throughout Europe.


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