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Low-Input Farming and Territories - Integrating knowledge for improving ecosystem-based farming

Objective

Ecological approaches to farming practices are gaining interest across Europe. As this interest grows there is a pressing need to assess the potential contributions these practices may make, the contexts in which they function and their attractiveness to farmers as potential adopters. In particular, ecological agriculture must be assessed against the aim of promoting the improved performance and sustainability of farms, rural environment, rural societies and economies, together.
The overall goal of LIFT is to identify the potentiel benefits of the adoption of ecological farming in the European Union (EU) and to understand how socio-economic and policy factors impact the adoption, performance and sustainability of ecological farming at various scales, from the level of the single farm to that of a territory.
To meet this goal, LIFT will assess the determinants of adoption of ecological approaches, and evaluate the performance and overall sustainability of these approaches in comparison to more conventional agriculture across a range of farm systems and geographic scales. LIFT will also develop new private arrangements and policy instruments that could improve the adoption and subsequent performance and sustainability of the rural nexus. For this, LIFT will suggest an innovative framework for multi-scale sustainability assessment aimed at identifying critical paths toward the adoption of ecological approaches to enhance public goods and ecosystem services delivery. This will be achieved through the integration of transdisciplinary scientific knowledge and stakeholder expertise to co-develop innovative decision-support tools.
The project will inform and support EU priorities relating to agriculture and the environment in order to promote the performance and sustainability of the combined rural system. At least 30 case studies will be performed in order to reflect the enormous variety in the socio-economic and bio-physical conditions for agriculture across the EU.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 687 455

Participants (17)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
92761 Antony Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT D ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR ET DE RECHERCHE EN ALIMENTATION SANTE ANIMALE SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES ETDE L ENVIRONNEMENT VETAGRO SUP
France
EU contribution
€ 196 827,50
Address
Avenue Bourgelat 1
69280 Marcy L Etoile
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SRUC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 509 890
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 229 427,50
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 366 125
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 402 625
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 266 750
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 437 375
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 302 931,25
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 219 906,25
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Romania
EU contribution
€ 112 500
Address
Calea 13 Septembrie 13
050711 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 176 750
Address
Toth Kalman Utca 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTYTUT ROZWOJU WSI I ROLNICTWA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 153 250
Address
Ul Nowy Swiat 72
00330 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 161 375
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 413 000
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 299 062,50
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ECOZEPT GBR
Germany
EU contribution
€ 64 750
Address
Oberer Graben 22
85354 Freising
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)