The Sourcing project managers from both Danone and our NGO partners have worked for one year and a half to gather and formalize their knowledge and best practices around animal feeding, with the help of internal and external experts from the Sustainable Sourcing Community!
Animal feeding is a critical topic for farmers, as it can help improving significantly the quantity and quality of milk produced, while reducing their costs.
Indeed, circular economy can be a good lever for cost reduction: it is often possible for farmers to use local byproducts (tomatoe’s pulp, wheat bran, …) to feed their cattle. You will find 6 concreate example in the work of the community below.
In a nutshell, as Sambhaji Palve, project manager of Punjab 2020 in India puts it:
” With the fast shrinking of arable lands and natural resources, availability and quality of feed is increasingly becoming a challenge. Feeding byproducts to the cows can be a way to enhance milk quantity and quality and reduce feed costs. ”
All the work of the Community is available in open source :
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