WBS Sustainable environment

SURE Farm: Towards Sustainable and Resilient EU Farming systems

SURE-Farm aims to analyse, assess and improve the resilience and sustainability of farms and farming systems in the EU. For this purpose, SURE-Farm creates scenarios and a novel and comprehensive resilience-enabling framework, develops a set of advanced risk assessment and management tools as well as an improved demographic assessment model and a resilience assessment tool for policies, and in conjunction with stakeholders, co-creates and applies an integrated resilience assessment model and co-designs implementation roadmaps.

Objectives

The SURE-farm project comprises six interrelated objectives: (1) Develop a framework to measure the determinants of the resilience of current and future EU agricultural systems; (2) Comprehensively understand farmers’ risk behavior and risk management decisions and develop and test a set of effective and usable risk management strategies and decision support tools; (3) Develop an improved farm demographic assessment tool; (4) Develop a policy resilience assessment tool to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the existing policy framework (in particular the CAP); (5) Develop an integrated impact assessment tool to make long-term projections towards the effective delivery of private and public goods; and (6) Identify pathways towards resilience and non-resilience, and synthesize lessons learned to design an enabling environment and construct roadmaps for implementation, co-created with public and private actors.

SURE-Farm is a research and innovation project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and involves 16 universities and research institutes from 11 European countries, coordinated by Wageningen University & Research. Its full title is "Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems".

Partners

Within Wageningen University & Research this is a collaborative project shared by Business Economics (BEC), Public Administration and Policy (PAP), Strategic Communication (COM), and Plant Production Systems (PPS).