Sustainability, systems and prospectives Department
Co-building and investigating the performance of innovative crop and/or livestock farming systems, jointly defining potential futures and helping land areas and agri-food chains to move towards greater sustainability.
Understanding, investigating and managing interactions within agro-ecosystems and between the latter and the soil, air and water components of natural environments. Proposing innovative and sustainable cropping systems
Working in close cooperation with stakeholders involved (farmers, members of sectors and areas,...), to identify and explore the sector's transition paths as well as the associated obstacles and incentives
Developing multi-criteria analysis methods to quantify the economic, environmental and societal performances associated with innovative practices deployed as part of agricultural platforms and systems
Soil, water en integrated production
Performance of innovative cropping systems and impact on soil and water resources
Co-building and establishing objective criteria for the performance of transition agro-ecosystems