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Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems

Objective

Resilience and sustainability of Europe’s farming systems can no longer be taken for granted, as the sectors’ economic, social and ecological environment becomes more complex and volatile. Using resilience thinking, SURE-Farm develops a comprehensive resilience enabling framework, develops and applies resilience assessment tools and co-creates implementation roadmaps. Its objectives are to: measure the determinants of resilience; improve farmers’ risk-related decisions and management; assess farm demographic changes and their links to labour markets; evaluate the current policy framework and develop resilience enhancing policy options; make integrated long-term projections of farming system resilience; and identify pathways to implement a resilience enhancing environment. These objectives are achieved by developing scenarios of stressors, analysing farmers’ risk perceptions and behaviours, developing improved risk management tools tailored to specific challenges in the range of EU farming systems, creating a farm demography assessment tool informed by agent-based modelling that measures dimensions and dynamics of farm structures, creating a novel policy resilience assessment tool to assess strengths and weaknesses of existing CAP and other policies and their national transpositions, and building an integrated impact assessment model to make projections towards sustainable future delivery of private and public goods by farming systems across the EU. In co-creation with stakeholders, outcomes of these assessments are synthesised to support an enabling environment and to co-design implementation roadmaps. SURE-Farm thereby provides a thorough analysis of the complex challenges to Europe’s agricultural sector and an assessment of relevant policies, building on long-term projections and integrated modelling. By designing novel risk-management tools for farmers, measures to facilitate entry to the sector and validated roadmaps it supports the sector’s resilience.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/employment
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 122 297,50

Participants (15)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 210 625
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 336 046,25
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 401 282,50
Address
The Park
GL50 2RH Cheltenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 187 187,50
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 400 955
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 138 200
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 302 218,75
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 506 728,75
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 222 228,75
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 303 113,75
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER AGRARENTWICKLUNG IN TRANSFORMATIONSOEKONOMIEN (IAMO)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 355 301,25
Address
Theodor Lieser Strasse 2
06120 Halle Saale
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Romania
EU contribution
€ 100 728,75
Address
Calea 13 Septembrie 13
050711 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF NATIONAL AND WORLD ECONOMY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 147 103,75
Address
Studentski Christo Botev
1700 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT ROZWOJU WSI I ROLNICTWA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 109 353,75
Address
Ul Nowy Swiat 72
00330 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAT GOTTINGENSTIFTUNG OFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 32 245
Address
Wilhelmsplatz 1
37073 Gottingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments