SC 2.10 Adapting farming systems to climate variability and change in Europe: the MACSUR experience

 Wednesday 11 May, 15.45 – 17.30, New York Room

The session reports findings from a pilot action by the Joint Programming Initiative ‘Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change’ (FACCE JPI) on the topic ‘Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security’ (MACSUR). MACSUR adopts transdisciplinary approaches and develops tools for integrated assessment of adaptation and mitigation options at regional and European scales. We present three
integrated, multi-scale, regional assessments of adapting typical farming systems to climate change. These advanced model-based studies include ex-ante evaluation of a set of common sustainability indicators. In addition, we also present results on specific climate change adaptation options for crop and livestock.

Organised by Reimund Rötter, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland
Floor Brouwer, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands
Martin Köchy, Thünen Institute, Germany
Partners Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany
Chair Reimund Rötter, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland
Rapporteur Floor Brouwer, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands
Presentations

Introduction to MACSUR – methodology for integrated assessment
Reimund Rötter, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland

Case 1: Integrated assessment of climate change mitigation and adaptation trade-offs in Austria
Martin Schönhart, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria

Case 2: More strategic farm management needed to adapt to climate change in the North Savo region
Heikki Lehtonen, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland

Case 3: Winners and losers from climate change in agriculture: a case study in the Mediterranean basin
Gabriele Dono, University of Tuscia, Italy

Case 4: Adaptation of European dairy farms to climate change: a case study approach
Kairsty Topp, Scotland’s Rural College, United Kingdom

Case 5: Design future climate-resilient barley cultivars using crop model ensembles
Tao Fulu, Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland

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