Framework for Assessing Policy Influence on Resilience: A Case Study of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy in De Veenkoloniën, the Netherlands

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Abstract

Complex interactions between policies and farming system’s resilience have hardly been researched. We developed the Resilience Assessment Tool (ResAT) to conceptualises how policy output influences farming systems’ resilience on three capacities (robustness, adaptability and transformability). We empirically applied the ResAT on the Dutch ‘Veenkoloniën’ to assess the perceived effects of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy on its resilience. Our findings show that current policy goals and instruments focus on enabling the robustness of De Veenkoloniën, while placing less emphasis on adaptability and almost none on transformability. Overall, the ResAT shows that resilience is a meaningful approach to analyse agricultural-related policies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventThe 173rd EAAE Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economists - Institute of Agricultural Economics & National Institute for Economic Research “Costin C. Kiriţescu”, Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania
Duration: 26 Sep 201927 Sep 2019
Conference number: 173
http://www.eadr.ro/eaae173/

Conference

ConferenceThe 173rd EAAE Seminar of the European Association of Agricultural Economists
Abbreviated title173rd EAAE 2019
CountryRomania
CityBucharest
Period26/09/1927/09/19
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