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Ecological pig farming

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  00:08:00  2012  Color  Sound

Effluents from industrial pig farms cause an environmental challenge. While being good fertilizers, they pollute rivers and groundwater when overused on arable land. The ecological piggery of the Guernévez experimental station in Brittany, developed by researchers from the CNRS, the INRA and the chambers of agriculture of Brittany, has two particularities: it is equipped with a flushing system and it recycles the mixture of water and slurry which is daily evacuated from the building. This recycling system, inspired by nature, is an example of the solutions ecological engineering can offer to correct a problem caused by intensive farming practices.

Producer : CNRS Images
Director : DELHAYE Claude (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon) DEBOISE Hugo (CNRS Images, UPS CNRS, Meudon)
Audiovisual processLive shots. Using animations.
Live sounds, voice-over. Music.
PersonnalitiesLANDRAIN Brigitte(Chambre d'agriculture de Bretagne); ROBIN Paul(SAS, INRA, Rennes); MORAND Philippe(ECOBIO, UMR CNRS et Univ. Rennes 1)
NotesINRA : institut scientifique de recherche agronomique.
SAS : Sol Agro et hydrosystème Spatialisation.
ECOBIO : Ecosystèmes, biodiversité, évolution.


Ecology ; Agronomy



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