The Institute for Sustainable Economic Development at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, BOKU, Vienna, has been leading an initiative to develop protocol-based shared socio-economic pathways for European agriculture, the Eur-Agri-SSPs, in cooperation with researchers from several universities and research institutes across Europe as well as European stakeholders from the agricultural sector.

This initiative is a joint endeavour of former members of the MACSUR network and other researchers with similar interests. It received funding from multiple independent sources. The major funding, however, came from the RAPs.AT (KR15AC8K12675) project funded by the Austrian Climate Research Programm in its 8th call.

Researchers have also been funded by national and international projects including: BonaRes Centre for Soil Research (grant number 031B0511, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research BMBF); SUSTAg (No. 652615 & FKZ 031B0170A, ERA-NET FACCE SURPLUS by Horizon 2020 and BMBF), NIBIO climate forum (16/66633 – 2 by RCN and Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food), BBSRC (grant no. BB/N00485X/1), SureFarm (Grant No. 727520, EU Horizon 2020), in support of the Expert Panel of Nitrogen and Food of the Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen under the Working Group on Strategies and Review of the UNECE Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution, and SALBES (grant number FWF I-4009 B32, funded by the Austrian Science Fund, Austria partially supporting the 2017-2018 Joint
BiodivERsA-Belmont Forum).


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria

Institute for Sustainable Economic Development


Austrian Institute of Economic Research

Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany

Research Area 3 „Landscape Research Synthesis“

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria

Division of Agronomy

Cranfield University, UK

European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Italy

Institut national de la recherche agronomique, France



Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research, Germany

Natural Resources Institute Finland

Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany

University Kassel

University of Leuven

Division of Bioeconomics

Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Soil Geography and Landscape Group

Plant Production Systems Group