Future oriented management of dairy farming systems is crucial for societal acceptance. Therefore, next to economic viability societal demands, such as sustainability, are preconditions for future dairy farming systems.
We focuse on on-farm integrated research. An intensive ‘analysis-modelling-planning-implementation-monitoring-analysis’ cycle is followed, involving active participation of farmers, researchers and extension specialists. Farmers need proper information for improved decision making and effective communication with farmers is essential to change their behavior. Farmer-to-farmer communication is the best way to transfer knowledge from research to practice.