News & Events
2nd May 2019

New deliverable on adaptive behaviour of farmers

New deliverable on analysis of biographical narratives exploring short- and long-term adaptive behaviour of farmers under various challenges  is avalible on the website. This report assesses personal histories of family farms, and business histories of corporate farms, to identify phases in the separate production, demographic and policy adaptive cycles as they have impacted on the […]

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15th April 2019

Muriel, we will miss you.

Herewith we share the sad news that on the 29th of March 2019 Dr Muriel Tichit (INRA, France) passed away. She was strongly engaged in the SURE-Farm project from the early start and played a central role in coordinating the French case study activities. She also led the modelling of ecosystem services across EU regions. […]

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1st April 2019

New Deliverable on Farmers’ perceptions of risk and resilience

The new deliverable on Farmers’ perceptions of risk and resilience aims to provide a comprehensive overview of farmers’ perception and self-assessment of resilience that would serve as a solid basis for further research on farm resilience. A farmer survey was designed  for this purpose and conducted in 11 SURE-Farm case study regions across the European […]

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31st March 2019

Short Communicaton on Farm demographic and Structural Changes across Europe

Farm demographic and structural change across Europe Farming systems are resilient if they have the capacity to adapt to changing circumstances and challenges while maintaining their core functions, including the delivery of vital goods and services. Multiple internal and external processes influence the resilience of farming systems. One of these processes influencing the resilience of […]

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28th March 2019

4th meeting SURE-Farm, Viterbo, 11-12 April 2019

When? April 11-12th 2019 Where? Rettorato of the Università della Tuscia, Viterbo, Italy The meeting in Viterbo will bring together Institutions, Research Centers, and Universities that are collaborating on the Sure-Farm project. Throughout the two days, there will be presentations to evaluate recent research partners have been working on. The meeting will begin by orientating […]

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11th February 2019

SURE-Farm at 168 EAAE Seminar in Uppsala

Miranda Meuwissen (@MPM_Meuwissen ) presents  SURE-Farm at the 168 EAAE Seminar in Uppsala ( The presentation entitled “A behavioural perspective on resilience of farming systems” explains the Farming Systems Resilience Conceptual Framework and how does resilience relate to behaviour. Clik below and have a look at the presentation. EAAE Seminar-Behavioural- Perspectivesin -Agricultural-Economics-and-Management

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EAAE European Association of Agricultural Economists
30th January 2019

EAAE Seminar. Sustainable and Resilient EU Farming Systems

EAAE Seminar on Sustainable and resilient farming system in the European Union. When? The 26-27th  September 2019 Where?  Bucharest (Romania) The seminar, organized by our partner the Institute of Agricultural Economics (, will bring together European agricultural economists with an interest in resilience and sustainability of the farming systems in the EU. It aims to evaluate […]

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27th January 2019

SURE-Farm Case study results from the application of the Resilience Assessment Tool

This report presents the findings from an application of the Resilience Assessment Tool in eleven case studies across Europe. Overall, this report presents the first attempt to systematically assess the ability of policies to support the resilience of farming systems. Specifically, how the current configuration of EU and national policies, such as the Common Agricultural […]

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28th December 2018

New report issued on the contribution of the CAP to EU farming systems resilience

This report presents the findings from an application of the Resilience Assessment Tool in eleven case studies across Europe to assess whether and how the current configuration of EU and national policies supports or constrains the capacity of regional farming systems to cope with the range of novel challenges. D4.2 Report with the results of […]

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12th September 2018

The 3rd SURE-Farm Consortium meeting

The 3rd Consortium meeting will be held the next 17th and 18th September at IAMO in Halle (Germany). The International Scientific Committee of SURE-Farm will be attending the Consortium meeting to provide the team with their perceptions on SURE-Farm framework and activities. A complete agenda is organised to share all progress achieved so far and […]

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31st July 2018

New Deliverable on SURE-Farm Integrated Assessment tool

The objective of this report is to describe tools proposed within SURE-Farm’s reports to assess resilience, and to articulate the reasons for using them. While models are identified as suitable tools for the complexity and multidimensionality of resilience, no single modelling approach or tool is likely to provide enough information to produce an integrated assessment […]

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4th June 2018

Policy Brief on Resilience Framework

Why the CAP should widen its approach.  To achieve its objectives in a changing world, the Common Agricultural Policy needs to put the resilience of Europe’s farming systems at its center.  The current CAP focuses on making the farming community more robust against shocks in the short run. However, a broader view on resilience is […]

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31st May 2018

New Deliverable on Factors and trends of farm demographics

The goal of this report is to identify and evaluate measures which improve the resilience of farm demographics and facilitate entry into the sector. Farm demographics are defined along two dimensions: from an institutional perspective, which represents the legal organization of farms, and from a human resource perspective demographics, considering characteristics like age, qualification, gender, […]

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25th April 2018

New Deliverable on SURE-Farm Resilience Assessment Tool

The Resilience Assessment Tool (ResAT) assesses whether policy goals and instruments encourage, enable, tolerate or constrain farmers’ resilience enhancing strategies and resources. The Resilience Assessment Tool (ResAT) builds on broad academic literature that has identified characteristics of resilience-enhancing policies. However, the report adds a distinction between policy characteristics that enhance either robustness, adaptability or transformability. […]

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16th April 2018

The Second SURE-Farm Consortium Meeting – April 19th and 20th

During the days between April 17 and April 19, the second Consortium meeting for SURE-Farm will be held at UPM’s building of Higher Technical School of Agronomic, Food and Biosystems Engineering (Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas). The Consortium will start on the 17th with training sessions regarding the case studies, […]

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5th April 2018

Press Release on Resilience Framework (Translated into 11 languages)

To read the translated resilience framework press release, click the icons above, for the corresponding language.  Resilience of the agricultural sector is an important aim of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). Most often, resilience is focused on stimulating robustness, with policy and market instruments aimed at maintaining the stability of the farm business. However, a […]

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31st March 2018

New Deliverable on SURE-Farm Case Study Reporting Protocol

The aim of the report  is to characterize the conditions, comprehensively and systematically, from across the various case studies, that create an environment conducive to resilient farming systems in Europe. The identified conditions in this report will be translated into guiding principles for a resilience enabling environment (task 6.2). To study an enabling environment for […]

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29th March 2018

New Deliverable on Farm Typology and Farming Systems Research

The objective of this report is to develop a farm typology in order to guide work in SURE-Farm’s subsequent eleven case study regions. The farm typology approach used responds to research questions where statistics on average farm characteristics are not representative for the majority of the farms in the study regions. Taking into account the […]

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19th February 2018

SURE-Farm Resilience Framework at the International Conference: Coping with risks in agriculture

22nd -23rd February 2018, Collège des Bernardins, Paris The 23rd February 2018 Dr. Miranda Meuwissen, the SURE-Farm coordinator, will present the EU Farming Systems Resilience Framework in the “Measuring resilience and vulnerability in agriculture” Workshop at the International Conference: Coping with risks in agriculture: What challenges and prospects? She will also participate as keynote speaker in […]

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1st February 2018

SURE-Farm Resilience Framework and Scenarios for EU Agriculture

SURE-Farm proposes the Resilience Framework and Scenarios for EU farming systems. The integrated Resiliene framework  provides structure and definition to the farming systems complexity and stipulates a structure to discuss sensitive topics among stakeholders, such as professional reorientation, negative feedbacks between attributes, stakeholder awareness and action plans regarding resilience of farming systems, and disputes about short-term versus long-term […]

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