Looking at low-input practices in the grassland-based dairy farming community of the Massif Central, for both conventional and organic farmers
To collectively imagine, develop, and test solutions for future eco-citizen dairy farming systems in the mountainous areas of the Massif Central.
Born in 2018, Coccinelle is a participatory research project that aims to co-build and test innovative solutions for the dairy farming of tomorrow in the Massif Central. It encompasses aspirations for environmental symbiosis, animal health and welfare, product quality and farmer welbeing.
The Coccinelle collective has set itself the challenge to recreate links between agriculture and society and to promote collaboration between professionals from the livestocks sector, citizens and researchers.
Today, dairy farming in the grassland mountains of the Massif Central is struggling. While it provides many services to the territory (local products, employment, maintaining the openness of landscapes, transmission of know-how and cultural heritage), societal expectations around healthy food, animal welfare and the environment are pushing farmers and agricultural stakeholders to constantly question themselves, adapt practices and drive farming systems changes.
The key focusses are
You can listen to Radio Cocci podcasts to find out more.
Innovation Hub facilitator: Julie Duval