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Titre du projet: 
Agroecology and policy instruments for sustainable multifunctional agricultural landscapes (API-SMAL)
V.Martinet (INRA, Economie Publique)
S.Labarthe, K.Admaczyk, H. Monod
Année de fin: 
Jeudi, Décembre 31, 2020
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The objective of the API-SMAL project is to examine how agroecological solutions can reconcile economic, ecological and environmental performances in agricultural landscapes. We aim at exploring and assessing multi-scale landscape management strategies to extend our
understanding of the opportunities offered by agroecology to respond jointly to several agricultural challenges at different scales (field, landscape, and region). More specifically, API-SMAL adopts an interdisciplinary approach bringing together agricultural scientists, ecologists, epidemiologists, modelers and economists to examine the synergies and antagonisms among different agroecological solutions for crop protection (diseases and insects), agricultural pollution reduction (greenhouse gases, water pollution by nitrates and pesticides, soil erosion), biodiversity conservation and biodiversity-based ecosystem services provision. We will use dynamic spatially explicit models to analyze the trade-offs among different dimensions of agricultural sustainability, including production, environmental and ecological issues. Collaborations with stakeholders (farmers, land managers, policy-makers) and public economics approaches will be used to assess options for landscape management, including coordination mechanisms and public policy instruments. The main outcomes of the project will be:
- The identification of multi-scale agroecological solutions (land use patterns and practices) fostering targeted ecosystem services to reconcile agricultural production, biodiversity and ecosystem services.
- A description of the effect of agroecological solutions on ecosystem services and agricultural production at different scales.
- The development and assessment of innovative policy instruments to promote ecologically-based agriculture in Europe.


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