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Understanding and improving the sustainability of agro-ecological farming systems in the EU

Title OriginalUnderstanding and improving the sustainability of agro-ecological farming systems in the EU

The objective of the project is to strengthen the sustainability of European farming systems, through improved and practice-validated strategies and incentives for agro-ecological approaches. UNISECO contributes to sustainable food security by identifying and supporting farming systems that enable the production of healthy food while preserving the environment and bringing added value to farm households and the different stakeholders in the value chain. UNISECO will

  • enhance the understanding of socio-economic and policy drivers and barriers for further development and implementation of agro-ecological approaches in farming systems.
  • operationalise a socio-ecological systems framework that integrates external settings into a sustainability assessment of farming systems.
  • provide a methodological toolkit to assess the environmental, economic and social impacts of innovative strategies and incentives for agro-ecological approaches at the farm and territorial levels. The toolkit will be tested in participatory case studies in 15 European countries.
Financing/ Donor
  • European Commission, Horizon 2020
(Research) Program
  • European Commission, Horizon 2020
Project partners
  • Johann Heinrich von Thuenen Institut (TI) DE
  • Consiglio per la Ricerca in Agricoltura e l'Analisi dell'Economia Agraria (CREA) IT
  • Agricultural University Athens (AUA) EL
  • Universitaet Klagenfurt (UNI-KLU) AT
  • The James Hutton Institute (HUT) UK
  • The University Court of the University of Aberdeen (UA) UK
  • Institut Superieur D’Agriculture Rhone Alpes (ISARA) FR 8 Baltijas Vides Forums (BEF-LV) LV
  • Baltijos Aplinkos Forumas VSI (BEF-LT) LT
  • Forschungsinstitut für Biologischen Landbau (FiBL) CH
  • Geonardo Environmental Technologies LTD (GEO) HU
  • Luonnonvarakeskus (LUKE) FI
  • Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet (SLU) SE
  • Gestion Ambiental de Navarra, S.A. (GAN) ES
  • Asociatia WWF Programul Dunare Carpati Romania (WWF) RO
  • Ustav Zemedelske Ekonomiky a Informaci (UZEI) CZ
  • European Landowners Organization (ELO) BE
  • Bioinstitut, o.p.s. CZ
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff (people who are not linked are former FiBL employees)
Role of FiBL

WP manager

FiBL project number 3516101-3516109
Date modified 21.01.2020
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