Published April 30, 2021 | Version v1
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Adding value to agro-ecological practices in market-oriented arable farming

  • 1. Thünen-Institute of Farm Economics
  • 2. Chamber of Agriculture Lower Saxony


The lack of added value from production systems with agro-ecological practices pose an economic transition barrier. The members of the Multi-Actor Platform in the country Nienburg in Lower Saxony, Germany, co-constructed a series of actions that can be pursued by local actors to stimulate the creation of markets that recognise the value that agro-ecological practices provide to society as well as the additional efforts of farmers. This Issue Brief summarises these recommendations.

This Issue Brief is one of a set produced by the H2020 UNISECO project. Others are accessible on the Zenodo repository under the UNISECO Community.

UNISECO is a European research project aiming to develop innovative approaches to enhance the understanding of socio-economic and policy drivers and barriers for further development and implementation of agro-ecological practices in EU farming systems. Learn more about the project:

This project has received funding from the European Union's H2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 773901.

This publication reflects only the authors' view and that the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.



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UNISECO – Understanding and improving the sustainability of agro-ecological farming systems in the EU 773901
European Commission