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Participatory assessment of sustainability and resilience of three specialized farming systems

There is a need for participatory methods that simultaneously assess agricultural sustainability and resilience at farming
system level, as resilience is needed to deal with shocks and stresses on the pathways to more sustainable systems. We present the
Framework of Participatory Impact Assessment for Sustainable and Resilient FARMing systems (FoPIA-SURE-Farm). FoPIA-SUREFarm investigates farming system functioning, dynamics of main indicators, and specifies resilience for different resilience capacities, i.e., robustness, adaptability, and transformability...


Wim Paas, Isabeau Coopmans, Simone Severini, Martin K. van Ittersum, Miranda P. M. Meuwissen and Pytrik Reidsma, Ecology and Society 26(2):2.

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