Austria, Agriculture, green growth, European regulation, Food and Water, climate
Evaluation of Soil Organic Matter Balance Methods as Practice-applicable Tools for Environmental Impact Assessment and Farm Management Support (SOMpatic)
Excerpt:An international workshop on the evaluation of soil organic matter balance methods (SOM balances) will take place on 20-22 November, 2013 in Giessen, Germany.
Landscape Functions and People - Strategic Approaches for Climate Smart, Sustainable and Productive Landscapes
Excerpt:The Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation is offering a course on "Strategic Approaches for Climate Smart, Sustainable and Productive Landscapes" taking place from 18-29 November, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Excerpt:The European Commission presented a package advancing action on climate change adaptation on 16 April, 2013. The package includes the EU strategy on adaptation to climate change and a Green Paper on insurance in the context of natural and man-made disasters.
Excerpt:In this study, the authors analyse how three scenarios involving different levels of harmonisation of common agricultural policy (CAP) decoupled payments in the EU affect the distribution of farm income across regions and farm types. They use the farm type extension of the common agricultural policy impact (CAPRI) model. ...
An Integrated Modelling Platform for Agro-economic Commodity and Policy Analysis (iMAP) - A Look Back and the Way Forward
Excerpt:This report describes the rationale and performance of the integrated Modelling Platform for Agroeconomic Commodity and Policy Analysis (iMAP), hosted by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies in Seville.
Excerpt:The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) offers a new research position. The successful applicant will be involved in the research on climate change mitigation policies. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled; first assessment of applications mid-February 2013.
Excerpt:This paper by B. Manos, Th. Bournaris, Ch. Moulogianni and S. Arampatzis aims to provide a review of the IA tools applied for the assessment of the EU policies in agriculture and environment, to analyse and to classify them by different criteria according to the policy that they have been applied to and by the impacts that they have been measured.
Excerpt:The Institute of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences in the Tropics and Subtropics, University of Hohenheim is inviting applications for a Postdoc position in the research area "Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development".
Excerpt:The paper assesses the compliance of a Dutch landscape, dominated by dairy farming, with environmental quality standards using a combination of model calculations and mesurements.
Excerpt:The Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution (CLRTAP) under the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) was established in 1979 to control damage to ecosystems and cultural heritage from acid rain, initially in Europe. ...