|dc.description.abstract||In the context of climate change affecting grassland production, the role of extension services is
evolving to match Farmers' new expectations. Forage rummy was conceived as a collective non
prescriptive tool to engage farmers in reflection on farm systems design, asses their response to the
changing climate and reflect on possible adaptations.
This report presents the implementation of forage rummy in the Rhône-Alpes region. It was found to be
a unique tool to visualize the impact of climate change on the farm system, giving new insights on
forage balance and opening dialogue on multiple issues. However, technical, knowledge related and
organizational problems occurred and recommendations for its use were made. They include details on
the use of climatic data, format of workshops and profiles of participants.
Analysis of the farm systems and the adaptations proposed through the use of forage rummy was
conducted to assess their sustainability. Agroecological indicators measuring autonomy, diversity and
environmental impact showed that an optimum production per animal, early forage harvest, and spring
calving are aspects to be considered to strengthen the farm systems studied. And that forage rummy can
be used in an agroecological approach.||no_NO