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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-SFS-2017-2

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Net EU contribution
€ 687 455,00
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (16)

INSTITUT D ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR ET DE RECHERCHE EN ALIMENTATION SANTE ANIMALE SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES ETDE L ENVIRONNEMENT VETAGRO SUP
France
Net EU contribution
€ 196 827,50
Address
Avenue Bourgelat 1
69280 Marcy L Etoile
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SRUC
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 509 890,00
Address
West Mains Road
EH9 3JG Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 229 427,50
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 366 125,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 402 625,00
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 266 750,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 437 375,00
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RHEINISCHE FRIEDRICH-WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAT BONN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 302 931,25
Address
Regina Pacis Weg 3
53113 Bonn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Bonn, Kreisfreie Stadt
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 219 906,25
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 112 500,00
Address
Calea 13 Septembrie 13
050711 Bucharest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
KOZGAZDASAG- ES REGIONALIS TUDOMANYI KUTATOKOZPONT
Hungary
Net EU contribution
€ 176 750,00
Address
Toth Kalman Utca 4
1097 Budapest
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTYTUT ROZWOJU WSI I ROLNICTWA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 153 250,00
Address
Ul Nowy Swiat 72
00330 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
 
ELLINIKOS GEORGIKOS ORGANISMOS - DIMITRA
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 161 375,00
Address
Kourtidou 56-58
11145 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
 
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 413 000,00
Address
The Registry Canterbury
CT2 7NZ Canterbury, Kent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
Net 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)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ECOZEPT GBR
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 64 750,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Oberer Graben 22
85354 Freising
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00