Here we present applications of the Eur-Agri-SSPs. Please report any further projects, either scientific or applied.
„‚BonaRes‘ is short for “Soil as a sustainable resource for the bioeconomy‘. In this funding initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) the focus is on the sustainable use of soils as a limited resource. The ultimate goal of BonaRes is to extend the scientific understanding of soil ecosystems and to improve the productivity of soils and other soil functions while developing new strategies for a sustainable use and management of soils.“ (BonaRes)
Within BonaRes, the Foresight & Scenarios Platform supported the development of the Eur-Agri-SSPs and will apply it in forthcoming research steps.
The Protein Paradoxes Project builds participatory scenarios on the future legumes system in Europe. The Eur-Agri-SSPs form the basis for this sectoral specification on legumes production, consumption, regulation or trade.
NitroClim.AT (Sustainable nitrogen management under climate change in Austria), coordinated by BOKU University, Vienna and funded by the Austrian Climate Research Fund ACRP, analyses different agricultural management practices for Austria with respect to the costs and the emissions of reactive nitrogen in the environment. It will consider future socio-economic scenarios (a downscaled version of the Eur-Agri-SSPs), climate scenarios as well as changing political frameworks.
SALBES (‚Scenarios for Agricultural Landscapes’ Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services‘) is a BiodivERsA project coordinated by ZALF, Germany. It conceptualizes and assesses agricultural systems to support biodiversity and ecosystem services for long term sustainability and functionality within the landscape context. It reveals options to manage trade-offs between biodiversity and ecosystem services within scenario contexts. Scenario development is driven by stakeholders, regional and scientific experts and based on Eur-Agri-SSPs in four case study regions in Austria, Germany, Estonia, and Switzerland.
„SURE-Farm aims to analyze, assess and improve the resilience and sustainability of farms and farming systems in the EU. For this purpose, SURE-Farm creates scenarios and a novel and comprehensive resilience-enabling framework, develops a set of advanced risk assessment and management tools as well as an improved demographic assessment model and a resilience assessment tool for policies, and in conjunction with stakeholders, co-creates and applies an integrated resilience assessment model and co-designs implementation roadmaps.“ (SURE Farm)
Within SURE Farm, Eur-Agri-SSPs have been downscaled to assess trends of the demographic dynamics and their impacts in terms of resilience in the German Altmark region. [download WUR Master Thesis by Ivonne Jasmin Kampermann]
Furthermore, the Eur-Agri-SSPs have been used for evaluating participatory workshop results and ecosystem services modelling. (SURE Farm deliverable 5.5)