Rural Landscapes and Agricultural Policies in Europe

  • Annette Piorr
  • Klaus Müller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Multifunctional Concepts, Societal Demand and Impact Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Annette Piorr, Klaus Müller
      Pages 3-20
    3. Christian Schader, Heidrun Moschitz, Chris Kjeldsen, Jakub Wasilewski, Matthias Stolze
      Pages 53-72
  3. Modelling of Policy Induced Structural Change and Adaptation of Agricultural Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Peter Zander, Sandra Uthes, Claudia Sattler, Franz-Josef Reinhardt, Annette Piorr, Kathrin Happe et al.
      Pages 101-121
    3. Sandra Uthes, Claudia Sattler, Amanda Sahrbacher, Vladimir Hutar, Georges Amon, Eric Perret et al.
      Pages 123-142
    4. Martin Damgaard, Chris Kjeldsen, Fabrizio Ungaro
      Pages 143-156
    5. Fabrizio Ungaro, Arianna Ciancaglini, Claudia Sattler, Sandra Uthes, Martin Damgaard, Kathrin Happe et al.
      Pages 157-172
  4. Linking Scales, Policy Issues and Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Tommy Dalgaard, Chris Kjeldsen, Margit Styrbæk Jørgensen, Nicholas Hutchings, Lisbeth Mogensen, Amanda Sahrbacher et al.
      Pages 175-189
    3. Amanda Sahrbacher, Kathrin Happe, Sandra Uthes, Claudia Sattler, Tommy Dalgaard
      Pages 191-205
  5. Regional and Local Case Study Stories of a Europe in Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Martin Damgaard, Chris Kjeldsen, Amanda Sahrbacher, Kathrin Happe, Tommy Dalgaard
      Pages 239-254
    3. Arianna Ciancaglini, Giuseppe Piani, Sandra Uthes, Martin Damgaard, Franz Josef Reinhardt, Kathrin Happe et al.
      Pages 255-268
    4. Bálint Balázs, Barbara Bodorkós, Györgyi Bela, László Podmaniczky, Katalin Balázs
      Pages 285-305
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 307-313

About this book


These are the final results and reflections of the project MEA-Scope. This project with the full title “Micro-economic instruments for impact assessment of multifunctional agriculture to implement the model of European Agriculture” was a pioneering project. It was among the first which were funded in the new activity Scientific Support to Policies of the th 6 Research Framework Programme. Policy decisions – especially at the European level – are never easy. What policy-makers decide will potentially affect the lives of millions of people for many years. This makes reaching informed decisions crucial, and scientific research can help illuminate their policy choices. MEA-Scope was one of two projects which addressed the research p- orities for European Rural areas which were identified in an EC workshop on Multifunctionality in Agriculture in 2001. Scientific Support to Policies in the Research Framework Programme is facing the challenge to identify in the discussions between policy makers and the research community those topics which can be addressed in a m- term strategic research programme. When the research topic was published Multifunctionality of Agriculture was among the concepts with many - search questions open. It was considered that positivistic approaches into technology aspects of agriculture, forestry and other rural activities based on natural resources and land use are needed, as well as more normative research with regard to trade, food quality and safety, animal welfare, en- ronment, rural development and cultural issues.


Agent based Modelling European Union (EU) Impact Assessment Institution Multifunctional Agriculture Policy Rural Development Structural Change adaptation agriculture environment modeling sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Annette Piorr
    • 1
  • Klaus Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Landnutzungsforschung e.V. (ZALF), Inst. SozioökonomieZentrum für Agrarlandschafts- undMünchebergGermany
  2. 2.Landnutzungsforschung e.V. (ZALF), Inst. SozioökonomieZentrum für Agrarlandschafts- undMünchebergGermany

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