The Struggle of Farming Systems in EuropeLooking for Explanations through the Lens of Resilience

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  • Miranda P.M. Meuwissen(Awdur)
    Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • Peter H. Feindt(Awdur)
    Humboldt University of Berlin
  • Peter Midmore(Awdur)
  • Erwin Wauters(Awdur)
    Fisheries and Food (ILVO) - Plant Sciences Unit
  • Robert Finger(Awdur)
    ETH Zurich
  • Franziska Appel(Awdur)
    Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
  • Alisa Spiegel(Awdur)
    Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • Erik Mathijs(Awdur)
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Katrien J.A.M. Termeer(Awdur)
    Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • Alfons Balmann(Awdur)
    Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO)
  • Yann de Mey(Awdur)
    Wageningen University and Research Centre
  • Pytrik Reidsma(Awdur)
    Wageningen University and Research Centre
Math Erthygl
Iaith wreiddiolSaesneg
Tudalennau (o-i)4-11
Nifer y tudalennau8
CyfnodolynEuroChoices
Cyfrol19
Rhif y cyfnodolyn2
Dangosyddion eitem ddigidol (DOIs)
StatwsCyhoeddwyd - 01 Awst 2020
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Cysylltiad parhaol
Arddangos ystadegau lawrlwytho
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Many farming systems in Europe are struggling to respond to accumulating economic, environmental, institutional and social challenges. From a resilience perspective, they need three distinct capacities to continue delivering products, income and public goods: robustness, adaptability and transformability. Based on a structured assessment of the resilience capacities of 11 farming systems across Europe we conclude that three mismatches likely contribute to their struggles. First, while farming systems comprised many non-farm actors, resilience strategies largely focused on farms and their robustness, neglecting other options and opportunities. Second, while the delivery of public goods such as biodiversity and attractive landscapes was seen as a major concern, most resilience strategies focused on the delivery of private goods. Third, while in many farming systems actors expressed the need for transformation, farming systems’ capacity to transform was perceived as low. Building on the differentiated concept of resilience, findings can guide policymakers, farming system actors, consumers and societal interest groups to identify pathways towards more resilient agricultural systems in Europe.

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