Two new EU projects on sustainable farming
The department is involved in two major new EU-funded projects on sustainable agriculture.
Helena Hansson and Gordana Manevska Tasevska have been awarded research funding from the EU commission as the Swedish team in the project Low-Input Farming and Territories - Integrating knowledge for improving ecosystem-based farming - LIFT, which is coordinated by Laure Latruffe at INRA. The overall goal of LIFT is to identify the potential benefits to farmers associated with 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.
At the same time a large research group of which Rob Hart is a member has been awarded funding to perform research on understanding and improving the sustainability of agro-ecological farming, coordinated by Gerald Schwarz of the Thünen Institute of Farm Economics. Rob will work on macroeconomic implications of large-scale changes in agricultural practices in the EU.