“Hot issues” help preserve traditional agricultural systems

Schoubroeck, F.H.J. van; Liang, L.; Bodegom, A.J. van


Researchers and local policy makers acknowledge the values of traditional agricultural systems. But how can these systems be preserved? What kind of support do farmers need to keep developing their systems? Identifying “hot issues” that farmers face in their everyday working lives is a starting point. These can be addressed through governance mechanisms, designed to link politicians with people.