FACCE MACSUR science conference 2017
22-24 May, 2017 - Berlin
Climate change, the increasing world population and the growing concerns about natural resource exploitation and environmental protection are causing agricultural systems unprecedented challenges. Agricultural practices will shape, perhaps irreversibly, the surface of the Earth, including its flora and fauna, its biogeochemistry and ecosystem services.
Though the most obvious answer to these challenges is to increase the efficiency of agricultural production, there is little consensus on how this can be achieved by sustainable means. The FACCE MACSUR community is dedicated to meet these challenges by developing, using and promoting the use of sophisticated modelling tools and methodologies for assisting the understanding of resource use in the food production sector in Europe under conditions of changes in climate and markets in the future.
The second phase of FACCE MACSUR (June 2015 – May 2017) emphasized cross-disciplinary alining and integration. The FACCE MACSUR final science conference will be a summit of the international community of agricultural (crop, livestock and trade) modellers as well as of stakeholders from any segments of agriculture. The conference has three main objectives:
- Provide an overview on recent activities and achievements in crop, livestock, trade and integrated modelling and cross-cutting activities.
- Provide a forum for exchanging experience, sharing solutions and developing new collaborations with and among MACSUR partners.
- Shape the future of the MACSUR community, setting out the directions.
Significant funding for the science conference is provided by the Research Council of Norway.