SCALE - An integrated analysis of scale effects in alternative agricultural systems


Type Research Project

Funding Bodies
  • Austrian Science Fund

Duration Jan. 1, 2006 - Dec. 31, 2009

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  • Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility WE (Details)

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Abstract (German)

The impacts associated with alternative methods of agricultural cultivation, and the factors that drive their adoption, are critically dependent on the scale at which they are applied. Using organic farming as a case study, the project undertakes an integrated assessment of scale effects by studying matched sets of farms situated in landscapes with high and low concentrations of organic farming. Participatory multicriteria analysis will be used to appraise a set of rural futures scenarios (with focus on organic farming).


Abstract (English)

The impacts associated with alternative methods of agricultural cultivation, and the factors that drive their adoption, are critically dependent on the scale at which they are applied. Using organic farming as a case study, the project undertakes an integrated assessment of scale effects by studying matched sets of farms situated in landscapes with high and low concentrations of organic farming. Participatory multicriteria analysis will be used to appraise a set of rural futures scenarios (with focus on organic farming).

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