Alpine dairy farming provides healthy products, secures regional jobs, shapes the socio-cultural landscape abd contributes to the attractiveness of the Alpine region. This is possible through family farms that are mostly working in regional economic cycles, many following principles of green ecomomy. However, this situation is threatened through agro-industrial structures that put considerable pressure on these farms and lower the milk price. A shared key problem is the lack of access to appropriate framework condions: cost efficient, accessible IT-solutions that meet up to date monitoring standards and do not change the traditional economic cycle, are needed. Regional product cycles need to be ensured to fit with green economy principles that provide regional products in high quality while improving animal wellbeing. The situation is similar across the entire Alpine region. A transnational approach allows to integrate all farms in workable, custom fit management routines.
SESAM realises both explorative piloting as well as policy implementation (Factsheet 0.0, policy cycle) for the “Digital Agenda for Europe” with its thematic column “Shaping the European Digital Industry”, making a reference to SME: “Digitising European Industry aims at ensuring that businesses, SMEs and non-tech industries can benefit from digital innovations to create a higher value chain.“
Macro-regional strategy contribution