Agriculture, science-policy interface, Environment, farming
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.
Excerpt:The organisers of the RCSL Congress 2013 "Environment and the Law: Popular Struggles, Epidemiology and Resistance", which will take place from 3-6 September, 2013 in Toulouse, France, are calling for papers to be submitted by 1 February, 2013.
Special Symposium on Nature, Science, and Politics, or: Policy Assessment to Promote Sustainable Development
Excerpt:This special symposium explores how the construction and utilization of scientific knowledge in policy making and its impact in the policy process itself can be better understood. ...
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: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 OECD has just disclosed the results of two studies on impact assessments that have been conducted by the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) at FU Berlin.
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.
LIAISE Working Paper No.4: The LIAISE Approach for Co-designing Knowledge on Impact Assessment Tools
Excerpt:Impact Assessment (IA) intends to collect evidence on the likely impacts of new policies and thereby minimize unwanted side-effects and maximize the benefits to society. Although it is a requirement in the EC and all OECD countries, the scope and methods vary considerably. ...