Tools

SURE-Farm uses innovative methods and tailored extensions of existing approaches to address the unique challenge of developing methodological approaches to farming system resilience.

D4.1 Assessment tool (ResAT) to assess the capacity of policies to enhance the resilience of EU farming systems (Protocol).

The Resilience Assessment Tool (ResAT) is based on the adaptive capacity wheel to assess the capability of governance institutions and policies to enable society to adapt to climate change. The concept that has been co-developed by one of the consortium members (Gupta et al., 2010) and implemented by scholars and policy organisations around the world (Grothmann et al., 2013; León-Camachoa et al., 2014). Its traffic light system proved to be very useful for early warning: red indicates that immediate activities are required.

D5.1 Report on IA tool to assess the resilience of farming systems and their delivery of private and public goods (Protocol).

An Integrated Assessment tool (IA) will be developed to operationalise the resilience framework. The IA tool will include both static and dynamic, and quantitative and qualitative models. Models of system dynamics will complement the static approaches to analyse dynamic developments. The inclusion of qualitative information will ensure that judgments and perceptions that are difficult to measure are captured, that there is legitimacy. In order to assess the impact of changes in farm demographics, farm labour and farm structural change, results of the farm demographics assessment model will be used as input for these static models.