This PhD project generates knowledge on:
- unifying different needs and requirements of heterogeneous actors/sustainability aspects in the design process of sustainable animal husbandry systems. Thereby overcoming persistent current trade-offs, experienced in animal production systems.
- how to acknowlegde the animal as an actor in the design process and more specific
- how to involve the animal as an active contributor in the design process and in solutions. Objective is to do this in such a way that the animal benefits in terms of positive welfare and at the same time that it is beneficial for other sustainability goals.