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

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.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 611 830

Participants (16)

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INSTITUT D ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR ET DE RECHERCHE EN ALIMENTATION SANTE ANIMALE SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES ETDE L ENVIRONNEMENT VETAGRO SUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 272 452,50

SRUC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 509 890

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 229 427,50

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 366 125

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 402 625

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 266 750

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 437 375

RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 302 931,25

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 219 906,25

INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 112 500

MAGYAR TUDOMANYOS AKADEMIA KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 176 750

INSTYTUT ROZWOJU WSI I ROLNICTWA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 153 250

ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 161 375

UNIVERSITY OF KENT

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 413 000

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 299 062,50

ECOZEPT GBR

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 64 750

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 770747

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2018

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 000 000

  • EU contribution

    € 5 000 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France