The aim is to provide a useful guide to an environmental manager on the interactions between livestock, agricultural activities, technology and the environment. This knowledge will make it possible to 1) promote animal production adapted to the place of rearing and the territory, 2) promote biodiversity and ecosystem services, 3) implement a methodological approach for the assessment of contaminants, 4) improve the sustainability and resilience of degraded territories. All this, of course, while respecting animal welfare in the different animal species. Following will be presented the mild and smart use technologies that are applied for the valorization of food products of animal origin and the minimization of waste.
Expected learning outcomes
The student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to: - understand the basic principles of mixed farming systems in different landscape scenarios - provide optimal solutions for sustainable land-based livestock production - meet animal welfare requirements - use in vitro methodologies for the evaluation of contaminants - identify appropriate technologies for the valorisation of food of animal origin and the minimisation of waste - address sector-specific issues - work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
Lesson period: Second semester
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