Sheep Farming in Europe: Landscapes of Opportunity!
Largely based on grass farming in human-sized farms, this method of production allows for the maintenance of landscapes and food autonomy to limit imports and transportation of fodder and grain.
Sheep production plays an important role in the occupations and maintenance of difficult areas and landscapes without harming the environment, protecting the soil against floods and erosion, thus limiting and preventing fires in summer and avalanches in winter!
Without sheep breeding, these abandoned meadows would evolve into unproductive forests for human consumption. It would also mean that the land is solely being used for breeding, thus preventing the usage of this land for other activities: such as tourism.