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 heterogeneity of agriculture within a region is the primary objective of constructing farm typologies. The selection of factors that define the farm typology varies from study to study, and is governed by the purpose of the research.
The objective of the report is to classify EU farms in groups that are homogeneous, characteristic and representative regarding their challenges to cope with requirements of resilience of farms and farming systems.
Ilkay Unay-Gailhard – Alfons Balmann – Franziska Appel
Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies
More information: D1.3 Report on farm typology and farming systems selection
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”