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Resilient and Sustainable Farming Systems in Europe. Exploring Diversity and Pathways.

Online, kwiecień 2022, s.394
Wydawca: Cambridge University Press

Edytorzy: Miranda M. P. Meuwissen, Peter H. Feindt, Alberto Garrido, Erik Mathijs, BárbaraSoriano, Julie Urquhart and Alisa Spiegel

ISBN: 9781009093569


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1. SURE-Farm Approach to Assess the Resilience of European Farming Systems
Miranda P. M. Meuwissen, Peter H. Feindt, Alisa Spiegel, Wim Paas, Bárbara Soriano, Erik Mathijs, Alfons Balmann, Julie Urquhart, Birgit Kopainsky, Alberto Garrido and Pytrik Reidsma
1.1 The Resilience Challenge for Europe’s Farming Systems
1.2 The SURE-Farm Resilience Framework
1.3 The Relevance of Regional Context
1.4 Involvement of Multiple Disciplines
1.5 Mixed Methods
1.6 Outline of the Book
2.The Importance of Improving and Enlarging the Scope of Risk Management to Enhance Resilience in European Agriculture
Robert Finger, Willemijn Vroege, Alisa Spiegel, Yann de Mey, Thomas Slijper, P. Marijn Poortvliet, Julie Urquhart, Mauro Vigani, Phillipa Nicholas-Davies, Bárbara Soriano, Alberto Garrido, Simone Severini and Miranda P. M. Meuwissen
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Farm-Level and Farming-System-Level Risk Management
2.3 Insights into Risk Perception and Current Risk Management
2.4 Illustrative Opportunities towards Improved Risk Management
2.5 Stakeholder Reflections and Insights in the Contribution of Risk Management to the Resilience Capacities at the Farming System Level
2.6 Conclusion
3. Demographic Dimensions of Resilient Farming Systems in the EU
Alfons Balmann, Erwin Wauters, Franziska Appel, Jo Bijttebier, Isabeau Coopmans and Christine Pitson
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Farm Demographics, Structural Change, and Resilience
3.3 Lessons from a Qualitative Inquiry on Generational Renewal in European Farming Systems
3.4 Adaptive Capacities of Structural Change in Selected Regions
3.5 Conclusions
4. Policies and Farming System Resilience: A Bottom-Up Analysis
Yannick Buitenhuis, Jeroen Candel, Katrien Termeer, Isabel Bardají, Isabeau Coopmans, Eewoud Lievens, Anna Martikainen, Erik Mathijs, Julie Urquhart, Erwin Wauters and Peter H. Feindt
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Theoretical Framework
4.3 Research Methods and Data
4.4 Results
4.5 Reflections and Conclusion
5. Constrained Sustainability and Resilience of Agricultural Practices from Multiple Lock-In Factors and Possible Pathways to Tackle Them: An Assessment of Three European Farming Systems
Jasmine E. Black, Paul Courtney, Damian Maye, Julie Urquhart, Mauro Vigani, Wim Paas, Saverio Senni, Daniele Bertolozzi-Caredio and Pytrik Reidsma
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Aim of This Chapter
5.3 Research Methods
5.4 Placing Current Systems within a Biotechnical and Socio-economic Framework
5.5 Challenges and Lock-Ins to Current Agricultural Systems
5.6 Conclusions
6. Resilience of Dairy Farming in Flanders: Past, Current and Future
Isabeau Coopmans, Erwin Wauters, Jo Bijttebier and Erik Mathijs
6.1 Introduction
6.2 The Dynamics and Growth in the Sector Are Both a Sign of and a Challenge for Resilience
6.3 Social Capital as a Robustness-Increasing Asset of the Farming System
6.4 Public and Private Functions of the Farming System: Search for Balance
6.5 Resilience: More Than Robustness – What Can Policies Do?
6.6 Conclusion
7. Resilience-Enhancing Strategies to Meet Future Challenges: The Case of Arable Farming in Northeast Bulgaria
Mariya Peneva
7.1 Introduction
7.2 The Case Study
7.3 The Challenges
7.4 The Coping Efforts for Current Resilience of Crop Production in Northeast Bulgaria
7.5 Strategies for the Future Resilience of the Crop Farming System in Northeast Bulgaria
7.6 Conclusions
8. Historical Legacies and Current Challenges for the Future Resilience of the Farming System in the Altmark
Franziska Appel, Anneke Meier and Franziska Ollendorf
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Structural Features of the Farming System
8.3 Historical Circumstances That Have Shaped the Farming System
8.4 Characteristics and Associated Challenges of the Farming System
8.5 Impact of the Challenges on Essential System Functions
8.6 Resilience Capacities and Attributes of the Farming System
8.7 Future Strategies to Enhance Resilience of the Farming System
8.8 Conclusion
9. Opportunities to Improve the Resilience of Extensive Sheep Farming in Huesca (Spain)
Bárbara Soriano, Alberto Garrido, Carolina San Martín, Daniele Bertolozzi-Caredio and Isabel Bardají
9.1 The Extensive Sheep Sector in Huesca
9.2 Why Has the Extensive Sector Showed a Low Resilience Capacity in the Past?
9.3 It Is Time for Extensive Sheep Farming to Transition
9.4 Final Remarks: Lessons Learnt from the Past to Foster Future Resilience
10. Thinking Outside the Box in the Bourbonnais: Transforming the Value Chain and Conserving the Landscape
Francesco Accatino, Christele Pineau, Corentin Pinsard, Delphine Neumeister and François Léger
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Beef Production in a Beautiful Landscape: Where Is the Trade-Off?
10.3 Coping with Challenges: Maintaining the Status Quo versus Adapting
10.4 Pressure from the Society: A Source of Stress and a Trigger for Transformation
10.5 Transformation Strategies for Maintaining Tradition and the Natural Landscape
10.6 Conclusions
11. The Resilience of a Farming System at Crossroads between Intensification and Environmental Sustainability: The Hazelnut Case in Viterbo (Italy)
Simone Severini, Saverio Senni, Alessandro Sorrentino, Cinzia Zinnanti, and Federico Antonioli
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Exploring the Current State of the Resilience of the FS
11.3 Exploring the Future State of Resilience
11.4 Strategies towards the Future
11.5 Conclusions
12. Realising Transformation in Response to Future Challenges: The Case of an Intensive Arable Farming System in the Veenkoloniën, the Netherlands
Alisa Spiegel, Pytrik Reidsma, Yannick Buitenhuis, Thomas Slijper, Wim Paas, Yann de Mey, Peter H. Feindt, Jeroen Candel, P. Marijn Poortvliet and Miranda P. M. Meuwissen
12.1 Introduction
12.2 Sources of Resilience in the Past
12.3 Resilience in the Past Is No Guarantee for the Future
12.4 Opportunities and Strategies for a More Resilient System in the Future
12.5 Conclusion
13. Accelerated Adaptability in Pursuit of Future Alternative Systems: The Case of Family, Fruit and Vegetable Farming System in Central-Eastern Poland
Katarzyna Zawalińska and Piotr Gradziuk
13.1 Introduction
13.2 From Past to Current Resilience
13.3 Resilience Strategies for the Future
13.4 Conclusion: Lessons Learnt
14. Towards a Better Understanding of Small Farming System Resilience in Romania
Camelia Gavrilescu and Monica-Mihaela Tudor
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Current State of Resilience
14.3 Future State of Resilience
14.4 Conclusions
15. Adaptability of the High-Value Egg and Broiler Production in Sweden
Gordana Manevska-Tasevska, Jens Rommel and Helena Hansson
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Synthesis of Results
15.3 Concluding Remarks
16. Managing Risks to Improve the Resilience of Arable Farming in the East of England
Mauro Vigani, Julie Urquhart, Damian Maye, Phillipa Nicholas-Davies, Jasmine E. Black, Amr Khafagy, Robert Berry and Paul Courtney
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Risks, Challenges and Their Management
16.3 Knowledge Networks and Learning
16.4 Conclusions and Lessons Learnt
17. Integrated Assessment of the Sustainability and Resilience of Farming Systems: Lessons from the Past and Ways Forward for the Future
Francesco Accatino, Wim Paas, Hugo Herrera, Corentin Pinsard, Simone Severini, Franziska Appel, Birgit Kopainsky, Katarzyna Bańkowska, Jo Bijttebier, Camelia Gavrilescu, Amr Khafagy, Vitaliy Krupin, Gordana Manevska-Tasevska, Franziska Ollendorf, Mariya Peneva, Carolina San Martín, Cinzia Zinnanti and Pytrik Reidsma
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Contribution of Qualitative and Quantitative Methods to Resilience Assessment
17.3 Challenges of Farming Systems
17.4 Functions of Farming Systems
17.5 Generic Resilience in Farming Systems
17.6 Link among Functions and Resilience Attributes with System Dynamics
17.7 Insights from the Integrated Resilience Assessment of Current and Future Systems
17.8 Improving the Sustainability and Resilience of European Farming Systems
17.9 Conclusion
18. A Resilience-Enabling Environment for Farming Systems: Patterns and Principles
Erik Mathijs, Jo Bijttebier, Francesco Accatino, Peter H. Feindt, Camelia Gavrilescu, Gordana Manevska-Tasevska, Miranda P. M. Meuwissen, Franziska Ollendorf, Mariya Peneva, Carolina San Martín, Simone Severini, Alisa Spiegel, Mauro Vigani, Katarzyna Zawalińska and Erwin Wauters
18.1 Introduction
18.2 Methodology
18.3 Patterns in the Enabling Environment
18.4 Guiding Principles to Create a Resilience-Enabling Environment for Farming Systems
18.5 From Principles to Recommendations
19. Lessons Learned on Resilience from a Multi-scale Co-creation Methodology: From Regional to European Scale
Bárbara Soriano, Isabel Bardají, Yannick Buitenhuis, Daniele Bertolozzi-Caredio, Jeroen Candel, Peter H. Feindt, Miranda P. M. Meuwissen, Wim Paas, Pytrik Reidsma, Carolina San Martín, Thomas Slijper, Alisa Spiegel and Alberto Garrido
19.1 Introduction
19.2 Multi-scale Co-creation Methodology
19.3 (Mis)matches in the Stakeholders’ Perception about Current Resilience and Resilience in the Future
19.4 Conclusions
20. Understanding and Addressing the Resilience Crisis of Europe’s Farming Systems: A Synthesis of the Findings from the SURE-Farm Project
Peter H. Feindt, Miranda P. M. Meuwissen, Alfons Balmann, Robert Finger, Erik Mathijs, Wim Paas, Bárbara Soriano, Alisa Spiegel, Julie Urquhart and Pytrik Reidsma
20.1 Introduction
20.2 Seven Lessons Learned on the Resilience Framework
20.3 The Crisis of Europe’s Farming Systems from a Resilience Perspective
20.4 Resilience-Enabling Strategies
20.5 Reflections and Outlook