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, Pytrik Reidsma

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Accumulating shocks and long-term stresses, such as trade conflicts, climate change and deteriorating public trust in agricultural practices have raised concerns about the resilience of Europe’s diverse farming systems. The SURE-Farm approach aims to systematically assess the resilience capacities of farming systems, i.e. regional constellations of farms and other actors that provide a range of private and public goods, using local resources and traded inputs. This chapter introduces the key concepts and outlines the SURE-Farm approach to assess the resilience challenges and capacities of farming systems. It sets the scene for the empirical analyses and synthesizing assessments presented in the following chapters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResilient and Sustainable Farming Systems in Europe
Subtitle of host publicationExploring Diversity and Pathways
EditorsMiranda M. P. Meuwissen, Peter H. Feindt, Alberto Garrido, Erik Mathijs, Bárbara Soriano, Julie Urquhart, Alisa Spiegel
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781009093569
ISBN (Print)9781009098281, 9781009097277
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2022


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