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 Policy (CAP), supports or constrains the capacity of regional farming systems to cope with a range of challenges.
Additionally, the report identifies policy strengths and weaknesses to provide entry points for policy improvements, from a resilience perspective.
Understanding the CAP’s effects on the resilience of regional farming systems requires an analysis of the interactions between the CAP and various other policies, which occur not only within the sector, but also across sectors and jurisdictional levels.
Peter Feindt – Katrien Termeer – Jeroen Candel – Yannick Buitenhuis
SURE-Farm is a research and innovation project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme and involves 16 universities and research institutes from 11 European countries, coordinated by the Wageningen University & Research. Its full title is “Towards SUstainable and REsilient EU FARMing systems”