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Integrated Assessment of the Sustainability and Resilience of Farming Systems : Lessons from the Past and Ways Forward for the Future

Accatino, Francesco; Paas, Wim; Herrera, Hugo; Pinsard, Corentin; Severini, Simone; Appel, Franziska; Kopainsky, Birgit; Bankowska, Katarzyna; Bijttebier, Jo; Gavrilescu, Camelia; Khafagy, Amr; Krupin, Vitaliy; Manevska Tasevska, Gordana; Ollendorf, Franziska; Peneva, Mariya; San Martín, Carolina; Zinnanti, Cinzia; Reidsma, Pytrik


This chapter assessed sustainability and resilience of eleven farming systems in their current situation, as well as in hypothetical future systems, using qualitative and quantitative methods. The assessment shows that current farming systems address sustainability dimensions in an unbalanced way and are characterized by poor resilience. Future resilient systems are imagined to promote environmental and social functions in the long term.


farming system; resilience; sustainability; functions; challenges; strategies; resilience capacities; resilience attributes

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Title: Resilient and Sustainable Farming Systems in Europe : Exploring Diversity and Pathways
ISBN: 978-1-009-09828-1, eISBN: 978-1-009-09356-9Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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    Agricultural Science
    Environmental Sciences related to Agriculture and Land-use

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