The latest edition of the journal ‘Eurochoices’ is a Special Issue that focusses on the EU Horizon 2020 project ‘SURE-Farm’ (Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems). The project aims to ‘analyze, assess and improve the resilience and sustainability of farms and farming systems in the EU.’
The project includes 16 partners throughout Europe and is led by Wageningen University. CCRI’s involvement with the project is led by Mauro Vigani and also includes Rob Berry, Damian Maye, Paul Courtney Julie Urquhart, Jasmine Black and Amr Khafagy.
The Special Issue of Eurochoices showcases the work and findings from the SURE-Farm project. These have become even more pertinent since the COVID-19 pandemic due to heightened awareness of food systems and pressures they have faced in light of unprecedented global events. Articles in the Special Issue distinguish three resilience capacities; that of ‘robustness’, ‘adaptability’ and ‘transformability’.
Articles which CCRI researchers have contributed to are:
- How do Stakeholders Perceive the Sustainability and Resilience of EU Farming Systems? – (Julie Urquhart co-author)
- Policy directions to support generational renewal in European farming systems – (Julie Urquhart co-author)
- Risk Management and its Role in Enhancing Perceived Resilience Capacities of Farms and Farming Systems in Europe – (Mauro Vigani & Julie Urquhart co-authors)
- Improving the Resilience‐enabling Capacity of the Common Agricultural Policy: Policy Recommendations for More Resilient EU Farming Systems – (Jasmine Black co-author)
Full contents of the Special Issue can be found on the Eurochoices webpage. All articles are available freely and Open Access.