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LIFE Green Sheep

Setting up of a dynamic progress initiative about low carbon and sustainable sheep farms in 5 countries in Europe with 40 partners

Demonstration and dissemination actions to reduce the carbon footprint in European sheep farming


The project involves 5 European countries: France, Ireland, Italy, Romania and Spain and 10 European partners: Idele, Teagasc, Ibna, Agris, Laore, University of Sassari, Neiker, Lurgintza, Oviaragon and Itacyl.

These countries represent 47% of the EU sheep meat production and 63% of the sheep milk production. They represent a large diversity of sheep systems.


To reduce by 12% the carbon footprint of sheep milk and sheep meat while ensuring farm sustainability


  1. Development of a common European framework on greenhouse gas emissions, carbon storage and sustainability performance and create a national and European dynamic.
  2. Tools and assessment methodology of advisers
  3. Creation of an national and European observatory of 1,355 demonstrative farms involved in a low carbon and sustainable initiative.
  4. Test of low carbon and sustainable action levers in 282 innovative farms with low carbon impact in Europe.
  5. Promoting innovative practices associated with GHG emissions in order to ensure the technico-economic, environmental.

Expected results

  • A carbon footprint and sustainable performance observatory with 1,355 demonstration farms.
  • 282 innovative farms producing sheep meat and sheep milk with a low carbon impact and sustainable.
  • A greenhouse gas emissions mitigation of 30,621 tons CO2 to reach the objective of 12%.
  • 143 advisors trained in tools and the Green Sheep initiative.
  • A climate and sustainable roadmap for sheep production, in each country, describing action plans and the partnership strategy to be put in place for the wide spreading of the project.

Download the programme brochure Life Green Sheep  (PDF) 


Project email: contact@life-green-sheep.fr

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