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On behalf of the organizing committee, we wanted to thank you for your participation at the JM FAO CIHEAM 2014. It was a success and it would not have been done without your help.

Tuesday 24th June

8:00 - 9:00

Registration and poster intallation

9:00 - 10:30

Opening session.  Chair: J.-Y. Bechler


09:00 - 9:10

VetAgro Sup: Etienne Josien (Vet Agro Sup vice-director)


09:10 - 9:20

Commissariat à l'aménagement du Massif Central: J.-Y. Bechler


09:20 - 9:30

INRA Local organizers: R. Baumont & P. Carrère [RBaumont_OpeningSession.pdf]


09:30 - 9:40

Network coordinators: A. Peeters, C. Porqueddu, G. Lombardi, B. Martin and A. Lopez-Francos [PresentationFAOCIHEAMnetwork_APeeters.pdf]


09:40 - 9:55

C. Batello

Ecological intensification in the action of FAO [Batello-EcologicalIntensificationInTheActionOfFAOshort.pdf]


09:55 - 10:20

X. Poux

Supporting HNV extensive livestock systems in Mountain and Mediterranean areas -The need for an adapted European Policy [OC_S0_XPoux.pdf]


10:20 - 10:45

Coffee break 


10:45 - 12:30

Session 1: Forage services for animal production and product quality (1st part) Chair: Vibeke Lind and Apostolos Kyriazopoulos


10:45 - 11:10

M. Jouven

Potentials and challenges for future sustainable grassland utilisation in animal production  [OC_S1_01_MJouven.pdf]


11:10 - 11:35

B. Dumont

A meta-analysis of climate change effects on forage quality in grasslands: perspectives for mountain and Mediterranean areas [OC_S1_02_BDumont.pdf]


11:40 - 11:52

N.E. Gobindram

Intake of plants containing secondary compounds by sheep grazing rangelands in the province of Boulemane (Morocco) [OC_S1_03_NEGobindram.pdf]


11:52 - 12:04

Z. Acar

Genetic affinity, ß –ODAP, homoarginine and asparagine contents of Turkish grass pea landraces [OC_S1_04_ZAcar.pdf]


12:04 - 12:16

P. Hejcmanova

Livestock winter feeding in prehistory: role of leaf fodder, annual twigs of woody plants, senescent grasses, Hedera helix and Viscum album [OC_S1_05_Hejcmanova.pdf]


12:16 - 12:28

V. Niderkorn

The DNA based characterization of the diet from digested samples: a reliability study in ruminants [OC_S1_06_VNiderkorn.pdf]


1 2:30 - 14:00

  Lunch and poster viewing


14:00 - 15:10

Session 1: Forage services for animal production and product quality (2nd part) Chair: Vibeke Lind and Apostolos Kyriazopoulos


14:00 - 14:12

H. Sickel

Dairy cattle on Norwegian alpine rangelands - grazing preferences and milk quality [OC_S1_07_HSickel.pdf]


14:12 - 14:24

S. Smeti

Effects of pasture type on carcass and meat characteristics of kid goats [OC_S1_08_SamirSmeti.pdf]


14:24 - 14:36

Y. Huang

Visible spectroscopy on carcass fat combined with chemometrics to distinguish pasture-fed, concentrate-fed and concentrate-finished pasture-fed lambs [OC_S1_09_YHuang.pdf]


14:36 - 14:48

M. Renna

Fatty acid composition of Murazzano PDO cheese as affected by pasture vegetation types [OC_S1_10_MRenna.pdf]


14:50 - 15:10

General discussion session 1

15:10 - 15:40

I ntroduction to workshops


15:10 - 15:35

A. Wezel

Agroecology and herbivore farming systems - principles and practices [WS_Intro_AWezel.pdf]


15:40 - 16:15

Coffee break and poster viewing


16:15 - 17:45

Three parallel workshops (In each workshop, 4 offered communications and a general discussion)

WS1 : Research contribution to agroecology Chair: Magali Jouven and Alain Peeters


16:20 - 16:32

G. Re

Impact of grazing on the agro-ecological characteristics of a Mediterranean oak woodland. Five years of observations at Monte Pisanu forest [WS1_1_GRe.pdf]


16:32 - 16:44

M. Horn

Investigating genotype by feeding system interaction in an Alpine low-input dairy system [WS1_2_MHorn.pdf]


16:44 - 16:56

A. Costera

Analysis of the feed self-sufficiency as indicator of the durability of the Majorera breeding goat systems in the Canary Islands [WS1_3_ACostera.pdf]


16:56 - 17:08

V. Thénard

Applying agroecological principles to redesign and to assess dairy sheep farming systems [WS1_4_ VThenard.pdf]


17:10 - 17:45

Workshop discussion


WS2: Challenges and perspectives for research on Mediterranean grasslands Chair: Claudio Porqueddu and Antonio Lopez-Francos [WS2_00_workshop_Francia2014.pdf]


16:20 - 16:32

Z. Henkin

Trade-offs between stocking rate, forage values and livestock performance in a Mediterranean grassland [WS2_1_ZHenkin.pdf]


16:32 - 16:44

L. Bouazza

Methane production from the rumen fermentation of Algerian Acacia tree foliage [WS2_2_LBouazza.pdf]


16:44 - 16:56

D. Stevens

Changing farm management practices using lucerne for sheep grazing [WS2_3_DStevens.pdf]


16:56 - 17:08


Vegetative development, blooming and chemical composition of some Algerian populations of Sulla( Unavailable )


17:10 - 17:45

Workshop discussion


WS3: Challenges and perspectives for research on Mountain pastures and product quality Chair: Giampiero Lombardi and Bruno Martin


16:20 - 16:32

E. Sturaro

Livestock farming systems in the eastern Italian Alps: ecosystem services and products quality [WS3_1_Sturaro.pdf]


16:32 - 16:44

M. Blanco

Carotenoids and tocopherol in plasma and fat to authenticate forage feeding in cattle [WS3_2_MBlanco.pdf]


16:44 - 16:56

A. Michaud

To what extent do French mountain grasslands provide simultaneously biodiversity and forage services? [WS3_3_AMichaud.pdf]


16:56 - 17:08

G. Hofer

AlpFUTUR - Herders, home farm size and direct payments are key factors for the future of summer farming in Switzerland [WS3_4_GHofer.pdf]


17:10 - 17:45

S. Hulin

 Network of cheese sectors turning their "terroir" to value. RMT Réseau Mixte Technologique [SHulin_RMT-FAO_25juin2014VF3.pdf]


Workshop discussion


18:00   Departures of buses for social evening in the area of Puy de Dôme

06:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Social event in Puy de Dôme area

social event in puy de dome

Wednesday 25th June

Field trip on Wednesday 25

Field trip


Thursday 26th June

08:30 - 10:30

Session 2: Ecosystem services, prevention of risks Chair: Catherine Picon-Cochard and Sylvain Plantureux


08:30 - 08:55

G. Moreno

Multifunctionality and dynamics of silvopastoral systems [OC_S2_1_GMoreno.pdf]


08:55 - 09:20

T. Glasser

Grazing management aimed at producing landscape mosaics to restore and enhance biodiversity in Mediterranean ecosystems. [OC_S2_2_TGlasser.pdf]


09:20 - 09:32

G. Martin

Biodiversity provides ecosystem services: scientific results vs. stakeholders’ knowledge [OC_S2_3_GMartin.pdf]


09:32 - 09:44

V. Pavlu

Effect of long term defoliation by cattle grazing with and without trampling on soil compaction and plant species composition in temperate grassland [OC_S2_4_Pavlu.pdf]


09:44 - 09:56

S. Jarradi

A methodological approach to model the grass-tree relationship in Quercus suber Mediterranean forest ecosystems [OC_S2_5_SJarradi.pdf]


09:56 - 10:08

A. Farruggia

Assessing ecosystem services provided by livestock farms in upland areas in the French Massif Central [OC_S2_6_AFarruggia.pdf]


10:10 - 10:30

General discussion session 2


10:30 - 11:15

  Coffee break and poster viewing


11:15 - 12:30

Session 3:  Combining and reconciling services at farming system and landscape scales (part 1) Chair: Isabel Casasus and Gilles Brunschwig


11:15 - 11:40

S. Ates

Diverse and resilient agro-pastoral systems: a common goal for the Mediterranean regions [OC_S3_01_SAtes.pdf]


11:40 - 12:05

C.H. Moulin

Multiple Services provided at territory scale from Mountain and Mediterranean livestock systems [OC_S3_02_CH-Moulin.pdf]


12:05 - 12:17

A. Ragkos

Mountainous grasslands sustaining traditional livestock systems: The economic performance of sheep and goat transhumance in Greece [OC_S3_03_ARagkos.pdf]


12:17 - 12:29

E. Mosimann

Effects of water availability on forage autonomy in Switzerland [OC_S3_04_EMosimann.pdf]


12:30 - 14:00

Lunch and poster viewing


14:00 - 15:30

Session 3:  Combining and reconciling services at farming system and landscape scales (part 1) Chair: Isabel Casasus and Gilles Brunschwig


14:00 - 14:12

I. Gangnat 

Growth performance and meat quality of suckling beef calves as affected by alpine pasture topography ( Unavailable )


14:12 - 14:24

H. Rapey

Is the increase in beef cattle in upland farms driving environmentally-friendlier farming? [OC_S3_06_HRapey.pdf]


14:24 - 14:36

M. Sitzia

The role of grazed pasture in dairy Mediterranean sheep farming system [OC_S3_07_MSitzia.pdf]


14:36 - 14:48

J.P. Almeida

Portuguese annual Mediterranean pastures : an economic approach to understand sown pastures failure [OC_S3_08_JPAlmeida.pdf]


14:48 - 15:00

E. Nucera

Supporting herders and improving forage production in the South side of Alps - A development project [OC_S3_09_ENucera.pdf]


15:00 - 15:12

P. Janneaux

The performance of the strategy of differentiation for dairy farms in France [OC_S3_10_PJeanneaux.pdf]


15:15 - 15:30

General discussion session 3


15:30 - 17:00

Closing session Chair: René Baumont


15:30 - 16:00

Synthesis from the workshop


16:00 - 16:10

Posters awards


16:10 - 16:30

Meeting conclusions [GLombardi_conclusion.pdf]


16:30 - 16:45

Communications from networks [AntonioLopezFrancos_announcements.ppt]


16:45 - 17:00

Closing farewell


Written by: jmfao col
Date of creation: 29 January 2013
Date of last update: 06 July 2014