Socio-economy, scenarios and stakeholder dialogue

The main objectives of this theme are to build a dynamic and geo-specific platform to link and assess synergies and trade-offs related the sustainable development of agriculture – including the relation to socio-economy, biodiversity and land use management, and to identify potentials and barriers for design and stakeholder involvement in the implementation of coherent and cost-effective climate-water solutions at national and local scales.

Starting from a national setup, developed from existing national land use, land parcel and livestock facility digital registers, this sub-project will profit from activities of the SustainScapes center and a range of international and national research projects. The studies range from farm and landscape levels to regional, national and continental scales, with regard to not only stakeholder involvement and farming system modelling, but also the interactions of agricultural systems with biodiversity, socio-economy and multiple sustainabilty development goals in scenario studies.

Specific focus will be on how farmers can be motivated to undertake solutions that foster minimum cost solutions for the sustainable transition of Danish agriculture, in light of the EU Green Deal and Common Agricultural Policy development, as well as in other OECD countries, and in the perspective of countries in the Global South. We will also explore how innovation in the management of agricultural systems and food and feed processing can be part of the solution, with a special focus on site-specific management strategies and combined landscape level and value chain case studies.