Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/22284
Authors: 
Gatzweiler, Franz
Sipiläinen, Timo
Bäckman, Stefan
Zellei, Anett
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
CEESA discussion paper / Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Department of Agricultural Economics and Social Sciences 2
Abstract: 
The aim of this paper is to develop a comprehensive conceptual framework for the analysis of institutions, policies and farming systems for agri-environmental sustainability in Central and Eastern European countries in transition. The basic unit of analysis is the 'agri-environmental action scenario'. The action scenario consists of a set of components which together shape the outcomes of an agri-environnmental action situation. The framework consists of 1) the environmental effects of transition, 2) policies, 3) institutions, and 4) farming systems. We aim at characterising these key elements of the framework, their relationship and interactions, and their role in achieving sustainability at the interface between agriculture and the environment. Environmental areas of concern are: water, soil and biodiversity. The paper intends to create a common understanding of basic concepts and a shared conceptual model among the members of the Central and Eastern European Sustainable Agriculture (CEESA) Network. The framework will be adapted according to new insights and findings during the course of research activities of the CEESA research project.
Document Type: 
Working Paper
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