Philippe Faverdin

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The rapid change in the agricultural industry requires the development of new methods of production to guarantee sustainable agriculture. In silico approaches offer the possibility to identify more quickly new systems to tackle current social, political and environmental concerns. Numerous agro-ecosystem functioning models already exist. Nowadays the main(More)
In recent years, it has become increasingly clear that understanding nutrient partitioning is central to a much broader range of issues than just being able to predict productive outputs. The extent to which nutrients are partitioned to other functions such as health and reproduction is clearly important, as are the efficiency consequences of nutrient(More)
The dairy farming systems of Western Europe are based on a simple feeding system composed of grazed and preserved grass, maize silage and concentrates in variable proportions. There is, nevertheless, a great diversity of feeding strategies between dairy farms. Over 5 years, we studied the direct and delayed effects of four feeding strategies on the(More)
We aimed at quantifying the extent to which agricultural management practices linked to animal production and land use affect environmental outcomes at a larger scale. Two practices closely linked to farm environmental performance at a larger scale are farming intensity, often resulting in greater off-farm environmental impacts (land, non-renewable energy(More)
Improving nitrogen (N) efficiency is a priority for increasing food production while reducing its environmental impacts. N efficiency indicators are needed to achieve this goal, but current indicators have some limitations. In particular, current N efficiency indicators are not appropriate tools to compare farming systems with different types of production(More)
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