Demonstrative model of circular economy process in a high quality dairy industry

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Developed with the European Union contribution, the Life DOP Project involves Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano's supply chain in the realization of a circular economy model with a low environmental impact

Exploring the relationship between agricultural production and their environmental quality, in a context of intensive livestock


Choice of crop investments for the production of feeds and cultivation of forage species according to sustainability criteria

Virgilio model

Defining a sustainable production territorial model, VIRGILIO model (VIRtous model for Green and Sustainable Dairy Production)


Implementing a circular economy model for the entire chain of production of grana cheeses of protected designation of origin in the province of Mantova


Life DOP project involves partners scattered at every point in the chain of production of Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano
Associazione Mantovana Allevatori
For over 60 years alongside the breeder. Quality, reliability, professionalism.
Consorzio Export is an ambitious and innovative project born in 2000, designed and built by Italian manufacturers to let the world know their food products
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo
Cooperativa Agricola
The Coop. San Lorenzo was founded in 1992 by 18 young partners, united by the desire for change through collaboration between them.
One of the most important Agrarian Consortia in Italy and a major player in the agricultural sector at national level
Università degli Studi di Milano
Institution of public multidisciplinary research: 8 Faculties, 136 study programs, 31 doctoral programs and 63 schools of specialization
Consorzio Latteria
Our history begins in 1966 in Mantua, by the ambition to reach a goal of excellence through the solidarity of the local dairies


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The land

The specificity of the territory of Mantua is the wealth that makes it the protagonist of Life DOP project

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Unique in the Italian territory, the province of Mantova hosts the juxtaposition of the production areas of Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano. Dairy production, cultivation and breeding are characterized by intensiveness and technological advance.


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progress of the project to date

The Life DOP project, which involves six partners and more than three hundred companies, started in September 2016 and will come to an end in February 2021.

  • Implementation

    Enhancement of livestock effluents from the farms of dairy cattle, with economic management models and experimenting with innovative pre-treatment techniques

  • Monitoring

    from primary data collected with direct measurement all along the production chain we will be developed an analysis of the LCA model VIRGIL

  • comunication

    To inform the target groups about the objectives, actions and results of the project, raise awareness about the sustainable management of the livestock sector

  • Management & coordination

    all activities necessary to ensure an optimal management of the project


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