LIFE DOP  intends to be a demonstrative model of circular economy in a high quality dairy industry.

The Life DOP goals are varied and ambitious:

  • Combining intensive production and environmental quality
  • Defining an environmentally sustainable production model for Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano in the province of Mantova
  • Promoting, throughout the supply chain, efficient and circular use of resources
  • Testing innovative good practices adapted to the territory and the supply chain of dairy cattle
  • Validating the LCA analysis through a LCA Model on primary data collected at all stages of the supply chain
  • Ensuring the financial sustainability of the model
  • Demonstrating the numbers of sustainability and value on the market
  • Promoting a sustainable model in a quality chain that can become a replicable model in other European countries

Environmental sustainability is a value difficult to implement, if it doesn’t go hand in hand with economic sustainability. The Life DOP project has among its objectives to demonstrate that sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, it is precisely in a production optimized by technological progress that the principles of sustainability can have a full and effective implementation.


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Project coordinator

  • Associazione Mantovana Allevatori, Italy 

Project Partners