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Research on Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability in Dairy Farming: A Systematic Mapping of Current Literature

Arvidsson Segerkvist, Katarina and Hansson, Helena and Sonesson, Ulf and Gunnarsson, Stefan (2020). Research on Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability in Dairy Farming: A Systematic Mapping of Current Literature. Sustainability. 12 , 5502 , 1-14
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Abstract

Dairy cows are able to convert fibrous materials, such as grass, roughage, and by-products from the food industry, into milk and meat, which justifies their role in food production. However, modern dairy farming is associated with major sustainability challenges, including greenhouse gas emissions. In order to develop sustainable future production, it is important to implement existing knowledge and fill knowledge gaps. The aim of this study was to systematically map the scientific literature on environmental, economic, and social sustainability at farm level in dairy farming. Literature published between January 2000 and March 2020 and with the geographical focus on Europe, North America, and Australia-New Zealand was included. In total, the literature search resulted in 169 hits, but after removing duplicates and papers outside the study scope only 35 papers remained. Of these, only 11 dealt with the three dimensions of sustainability, and several of these only mentioned one or two of the dimensions or set them in relation to that/those actually studied. Overall, the selected literature did not clearly explain how aspects of sustainability are interlinked, so possible negative or positive interactions between different aspects of sustainability dimensions remain unidentified.

Authors/Creators:Arvidsson Segerkvist, Katarina and Hansson, Helena and Sonesson, Ulf and Gunnarsson, Stefan
Title:Research on Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability in Dairy Farming: A Systematic Mapping of Current Literature
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:12
Article number:5502
Number of Pages:14
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2071-1050
Language:English
Publication Type:Article Review/Survey
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
Keywords:dairy cow, animal welfare, ecology, life cycle assessment, sustainable production
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-107243
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-107243
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Type of IDID
DOI10.3390/su12145502
Web of Science (WoS)000555889400001
ID Code:17472
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
(VH) > Dept. of Animal Environment and Health
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:18 Sep 2020 11:22
Metadata Last Modified:18 Sep 2020 11:22

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