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Horizon-2020 on resilience

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31 januari 2017

“Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems (SURE-Farm)”.

Horizon-2020
project approved: “Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems (SURE-Farm)”. Concerns exist about the viability of EU
farming systems. In this four-year project we aim to design concrete pathways
to improve the resilience of farming systems. The project addresses
determinants of resilience, potential improvements of risk management strategies,
drivers of farm demographics, and strengths and weaknesses of the existing
policy framework. Expected impacts are assessed with regard to the delivery of
private and public goods. Four groups of Wageningen University are
involved: Business Economics (BEC, coordinator), Strategic Communication
(COM), Public Administration and Policy (PAP), and Plant Production Systems
(PPS)
. In total, SURE-Farm includes 16 partners (13 countries) and has a strong transdisciplinary approach with active roles
for e.g. upstream and downstream value chain
actors and insurance companies. Contact: miranda.meuwissen@wur.nl. See also
an interview in Resource: “Waarom boeren blijven boeren” (http://resource.wur.nl/nl/wetenschap/show/Waarom-boeren-blijven-boeren.htm).