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April 2022
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What exactly is resilience and how can it be enhanced? Farming systems in Europe are rapidly evolving while at the same time being under threat, as seen by the disappearance of dozens of farms every day. Farming systems must become more resilient in response to growing economic, environmental, institutional, and social challenges facing Europe's agriculture. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for enhanced resilience has become even more apparent and continues to be an overarching guiding principle of EU policy making. Resilience challenges and strategies are framed within four main processes affecting decision making in agriculture: risk management, farm demographics, governance and agricultural practices. This empirical focus looks at very diverse contexts, with eleven case studies from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden. This study will help determine the future and sustainability of European farming systems. This title is available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.



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Full book PDF
  • Resilient and Sustainable Farming Systems in Europe
    pp i-ii
  • Resilient and Sustainable Farming Systems in Europe - Title page
    pp iii-iii
  • Exploring Diversity and Pathways
  • Copyright page
    pp iv-iv
  • Contents
    pp v-xi
  • Figures
    pp xii-xiv
  • Tables
    pp xv-xvi
  • Contributors
    pp xvii-xxviii
  • Preface
    pp xxix-xxx
  • Acknowledgements
    pp xxxi-xxxii
  • Index
    pp 375-394


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