The green transition can only succeed if we better understand the processes that lead to greenhouse gas emissions and loss of nutrients to the environment. Equally important is knowledge of how to adapt landscape management to reduce the environmental footprint of agricultural production systems while increasing their resilience to climate change.
Therefore, the vision of Land-CRAFT is to provide a novel framework that tests and assesses the sustainability of agricultural production, both within Denmark and globally.
This framework will combine experimental observations, remote sensing, process-based models, and socio-economic analysis.
Our mission is to provide the scientific basis for transformational change in food systems. This change balances optimizing production and reducing environmental harm. Going beyond current state-of-the-art research, this explores and tests innovative solutions in an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary way.
To provide this scientific basis, Land-CRAFT will include different research disciplines such as biogeochemistry, agronomy, remote sensing, and socio-economy. We will cooperate closely with relevant stakeholders, including the public and private sectors, farmers and farmers associations, local institutions and global partners, and NGOs.
The center will build on the joint experiences and interdisciplinary collaboration between Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen and other national and international partners.