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Recommendations for Future Agricultural and Food Policies Promoting Agro-ecological Transitions

  • 1. CREA - Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bioeconomy


The UNISECO project carried out a participatory multi-method assessment of current and newly proposed market and policy instruments to inform policy making about how to remove the barriers to agro-ecological transitions. The assessment included a multi-criteria analysis and a reflection on the potential for innovation of the policies and the required governance changes. Based on the participatory assessemtn with European-level stakeholders and 130 experts of the Multi-Actor Platforms of 15 case studies across Europe this policy brief provides recommendations for future agricultural and food policies promoting agro-ecological transitions.

This Policy 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 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