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Ex-ante Impact Assessment: Participative concepts versus modelling approaches for operational policy advice
Sieber, R. ; Koenig, H. ; Mueller, K. ; Reidsma, P. ; Bezlepkina, I. - \ 2011
landgebruik - duurzame ontwikkeling - multifunctionele landbouw - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - impact - beoordeling - participatory rural appraisal - modelleren - land use - sustainable development - multifunctional agriculture - sustainability - assessment - modeling
PowerPoint presentation given at the XIIIth Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists, 30 August-2 September 2011, Zurich, Switzerland. Theme of the congress: Change and Uncertainty, Challenges for Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.
Competing Claims on Natural Resources: What Role for Science?
Giller, K.E. ; Leeuwis, Cees ; Andersson, J.A. ; Andriesse, W. ; Brouwer, A. ; Frost, P.G.H. ; Hebinck, P.G.M. ; Heitkönig, I.M.A. ; Ittersum, M.K. van; Koning, N.B.J. ; Ruben, R. ; Slingerland, M.A. ; Udo, H.M.J. ; Veldkamp, A. ; Vijver, C.A.D.M. van de; Wijk, M.T. van; Windmeijer, P.N. - \ 2008
Ecology and Society 13 (2008)2. - ISSN 1708-3087
participatory rural appraisal - social-ecological systems - perspective - management - land - interdisciplinarity - resilience - economics - conflict - dynamics
Competing claims on natural resources become increasingly acute, with the poor being most vulnerable to adverse outcomes of such competition. A major challenge for science and policy is to progress from facilitating univocal use to guiding stakeholders in dealing with potentially conflicting uses of natural resources. The development of novel, more equitable, management options that reduce rural poverty is key to achieving sustainable use of natural resources and the resolution of conflicts over them. Here, we describe an interdisciplinary and interactive approach for: (i) the understanding of competing claims and stakeholder objectives; (ii) the identification of alternative resource use options, and (iii) the scientific support to negotiation processes between stakeholders. Central to the outlined approach is a shifted perspective on the role of scientific knowledge in society. Understanding scientific knowledge as entering societal arenas and as fundamentally negotiated, the role of the scientist becomes a more modest one, a contributor to ongoing negotiation processes among stakeholders. Scientists can, therefore, not merely describe and explain resource-use dynamics and competing claims, but in doing so, they should actively contribute to negotiation processes between stakeholders operating at different scales (local, national, regional, and global). Together with stakeholders, they explore alternatives that can contribute to more sustainable and equitable use of natural resources and, where possible, design new technical options and institutional arrangements.
Changing European farming systems for a better future. New visions for rural areas
Langeveld, J.W.A. ; Röling, N.G. - \ 2006
Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers - ISBN 9086860028 - 479
farming systems - farmers - communication - learning - knowledge - rural development - farming systems research - participatory rural appraisal - organic farming - environmental policy - sustainability - family farms - farming - world - agricultural extension - bedrijfssystemen - boeren - communicatie - leren - kennis - plattelandsontwikkeling - bedrijfssystemenonderzoek - biologische landbouw - milieubeleid - duurzaamheid (sustainability) - familiebedrijven, landbouw - landbouw bedrijven - wereld - landbouwvoorlichting
Changes in market organisation, climatic conditions and societal demands on food quality, animal welfare and environmental quality have created new conditions for farming families as well as for researchers and policy makers. New social, technical and economic solutions are needed for farming and rural areas. This book presents new perspectives for farms, farm products and rural areas, many of which were collectively developed by coalitions of farmers, farmer representatives, researchers, civilians and/or policy makers. Contributions are made from those involved in crop and animal production worldwide offering sections on natural resources management, development of sustainable rural systems, future perspectives for farming families, knowledge systems in transition and learning processes in multi-stakeholder processes.
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