Module 1Simone Massaro2018-02-22T11:23:36+02:00
Here, we’ll learn which factors influence whether a production system is sustainable or not.
There are several factors which play a major role regarding (sustainable) production systems. See the different drivers on the branches of the tree below:
Here is a quick review of some influences described in the conference sessions:
Rising temperatures and changes in precipitation have a major influence on the productivity and profitability of agriculture and forest systems.
Good soils, sufficient water supply and biodiversity are all essential components for sustainable production systems.
Policy guidelines can ensure that resources and materials essential for production systems are not restricted.
Financial resources provide an enabling environment for successful production systems.
Access to markets provides a platform for farmers to sell sustainable products to the consumer. The dynamics of the market price is thereby an important influence factor.
People contribute to the type of products produced through their preference and purchasing behaviours.
Equal rights and access to land are critical for producers.
The cooperation among the small-scale producers and local communities could drive to further transformation in production and value of agricultural and forest goods.]]>