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October 5, 2023

Most research in land system science focuses on farmers as key actors driving agricultural change. However, farmers are in reality embedded in multi-actor networks and we lack understanding of the nature and diversity of these networks. The authors of a new paper in Global Environmental Change conducted a meta-study to synthesize knowledge on agri-food networks in Europe. The resulting archetypical network configurations reveal the most common actors and interactions, and suggest a need for future research in land system science to better understand the drivers and impacts of agri-food network (re)configurations.

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June 14, 2023

A new article in Journal of Land Use Science provides approaches for facilitating researchers to get an enhanced understanding of multi-scale land change processes, as well as supporting land governance in scaling up the knowledge and solutions generated by LSS research.

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September 1, 2022

A new article in Agronomy for Sustainable Development suggests that highly specialized, intensive farms face higher vulnerability to shocks that affect regional to global supply chains. 

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July 13, 2022

A new article in Global Environmental Change maps the megatrends of climate, demography, value system and environmental regulation to gain foresight on the future of European agriculture. This is a product of the SIPATH project, a collaboration between the IVM (Amsterdam), WSL and Agroscope (Zürich).

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