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SUpport for Policy RElevant Modelling of Agriculture

Objective

Impact assessments in the areas of agriculture are (partly) based on projections delivered by models. Sectoral policies are becoming more and more interrelated. Hence, there is a need to improve the capacity of current models, connect them or redesign them to deliver on an increasing variety of policy objectives, and to explore future directions for agricultural modelling in Europe.
SUPREMA comes to address this challenge by proposing a meta-platform that supports modelling groups linked already through various other platforms and networks. SUPREMA should help close the gaps between expectations of policy makers and the actual capacity of models to deliver relevant policy analysis. The SUPREMA model family includes a set of ‘core models’ that are already used in support of key European impact assessments in agriculture, trade, climate and bioenergy policies. The meta-platform, the enhanced linked system of existing core models and some key applications melt down in a Roadmap for future directions for agricultural modelling in Europe.
The project has four coherent objectives:
1. A SUPREMA roadmap of future directions for modelling will be developed.
2. An enhanced and strengthened SUPREMA model family will be created.
3. Future directions of modelling in agriculture will be explored and tested.
4. A SUPREMA meta-platform will be established, to share and discuss the findings of the work with existing model platforms, research communities, and policy makers.

The objectives of SUPREMA are iterative in nature and involve strong engagement with policy makers, and interaction with the scientific community, at the different stages. The models included in SUPREMA cover different spatial scales of analysis, agricultural activities, representation of technologies, but also different aspects of its market environment as well as multiple policies affecting agriculture directly or indirectly.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/bioeconomy
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/natural disaster
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes
  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action
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Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 283 687,50

Participants (6)

EUROPEAN CENTER FOR AGRICULTURAL, REGIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY RESEARCH, EUROCARE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 153 262,50
Address
Buntspechtweg 22
53123 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 375
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 116 686,25
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 56 125
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERNATIONALES INSTITUT FUER ANGEWANDTE SYSTEMANALYSE
Austria
EU contribution
€ 124 500
Address
Schlossplatz 1
2361 Laxenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 39 187,50
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments