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by Baptiste.Hautdidier — last modified 2009-01-08 09:38

An overview of PRIMA partners

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Cemagref is a public national organisation established on local partnerships, fully integrated into in the European Research Area and well experienced in co-ordinating large research. Cemagref conducts applied research on identified or emergent issues related to sustainable development. The complexity of issues and processes calls for scientific excellence with regard to developing and integrating knowledge. Cemagref’s efforts focus primarily on continental environment systems in view of the sustainable management of land and water. It develops science-based methods and technological innovations to assist in decision-making and management processes relating to natural and artificial systems. The understanding and characterisation of the systems under study depends significantly on experimentation and modelling. Participating research units are located in Bordeaux, Clermont-Ferrand and Montpellier, the two later (METAFORT, G-EAU) are associated with local schools and universities. They have extensive experience of European Research, with the coordination of (AgriBMPWater, PATRES ) and the participation in (SEAMLESS, TOPPS, NEWATER, among others) several EU-funded projects.

Teams:   ADBX, LISC, METAFORT & G-EAU research units

Contact: Nadine Turpin, Ramon Laplana, Guillaume Deffuant

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TUDo - Technische Universit├Ąt Dortmund

The chair of Landscape Ecology and Landscape Planning (LLP) of the Faculty of Spatial Planning at Dortmund University is concerned with environmental, ecological and landscape-aesthetic subjects as a basis for environmental, spatial, landscape and open space planning. Within this field of activity, the objects of research reach from rural areas to agglomerations. In 1986, the German Association for the Assessment of Environmental Impacts (UVP-Gesellschaft) was founded at LLP. Selected fields of research are: (1) Development, advancement and effectivisation of environmental planning instruments, including participative approaches and the use of new media (GIS, Internet), (2) Concepts for sustainable land use, (3) Validation of environmental assessment methods and (4) Open space policy and sustainable land assembly policy.

Team: Chair of Landscape Ecology & Landscape Planning 

Contact: Burghard Meyer

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UNWE - University of National and World Economy

University of National and World Economy (UNWE) is a leading educational and research institution in the field of economics, management, politics and law in Bulgaria. The research activity of the University is directed toward the demands of the public practice during the transformation of the national economy and the accession of the country to the European socio-economic dimension. UNWE focuses on land management and multifunctional land use, on the role of agriculture sector in the transition to a market economy in Central and Eastern Europe, impact analysis of the Common Agricultural Policy reform on main agricultural commodities, econometric modelling for projections and analysis of EU policies on agriculture, forestry and the environment. UNWE concentrates on the impact assessment of diversification of agricultural activities in protected areas and wet lands, as well as developing scenarios for sustainable livelihood. UNWE has done research and consulting projects for the European Commission (CLAVIER, SCARLED), UN-FAO, World Bank, OECD, DFID.

Team: Department of Agribusiness, Faculty for Sectoral Economics

Contact: Diana Kopeva

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UMB/IOR  - Department of Economics and Resource Management, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

The Department of Economics and Resource Management (DERM) at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences conducts research and university education in economics and management. The applied focus is on issues related to agriculture, environment and resources, market analysis, trade and development. DERM currently has 26 fixed research positions and another 3 non-tenure research positions. The department produces 2-3 PhD candidates per year, about fifty MSc candidates, and about ninety BSc candidates in applied economics and management. Currently, the scientific staff at the department publishes about twenty peer reviewed journal articles per year. Important publication outlets in agri-environmental economics include American Journal of Agricultural Economics, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Ecological Economics, and Environmental and Resource Economics. Being in a natural science oriented university, the department's academic staff has extensive background working with researches from the natural sciences. DERM is actively involved with project research. Current externally funded research in the area of agriculture and the environment includes projects from the EU (most notably SEAMLESS), the Nordic council of Ministers, and the Norwegian Research Council. The department has been involved with EU funded research since the middle 1990s (FP3).

Team:  Department of Economics & resource management

Contact : Eirik Romstad

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LEI - Agricultural Economics Research Institute, Wageningen University

LEI is the leading organisation in the Netherlands for industrial and socio-economic research in agriculture and rural areas. Nationally and internationally, LEI focuses on the increasing integration of agriculture and agribusiness with the social environment, concentrating on issues such as competition, production chain management, environmental planning and protection, natural resources, revision of European agricultural policy and liberalisation of world trade. LEI carries out economic analyses on public policies at national and international level. LEI has expertise in successfully managing studies, working with cross-national teams, on the public policies, farm management, the agri-food chain, and the CAP, both nationally (EURURALIS) and at international level -eg SCENAR 2020- and elsewhere). The institute has done research and consulting projects for international clients like the European Commission , European Parliament, Eurostat, World Bank, OECD and FAO. Policy for the agricultural sector takes shape in the course of international consultation (WTO, EU), making use of sector models, the Dutch Regionalised Agricultural Model (DRAM), AGMEMOD and the Global Trade Analysis Project model (GTAP).

Team: Environment, nature and landscape research unit

Contact: Floor Brouwer

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UNEW - University of Newcastle / Centre for Rural Economy

Newcastle University’s mission statement is: “To be a world-class research-intensive university, to deliver teaching of the highest quality and to play a leading role in the economic, social and cultural development of the North East of England”. Newcastle University is a member of the Russell Group, an association of 20 major research-intensive universities of the United Kingdom which is sometimes referred to as the British equivalent of the Ivy League of the United States. The Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) at Newcastle University specializes in interdisciplinary social science and applied policy research oriented towards the achievement of a sustainable rural economy. Its mission statement is: “To advance the study and practice of rural development, nationally and internationally, through high quality research, scholarship and postgraduate training”. Around 60 staff and postgraduate researchers at the University are associated with the Centre. CRE is designated by the University as a University Research Centre and is located within the School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development.

Team: Centre for Rural Economy

Contact: Guy Garrod

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IAMO - Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and Eastern Europe

IAMO was founded in 1994 to analyse agricultural development in Central and Eastern Europe, to train scholars and to be a forum of scientific exchange. Research of its more than 45 academic staff members focuses on model-based policy analyses, marginalisation in rural areas, agrarian institutions as well as product and process standards in the agri-food sector. Among other projects, IAMO is currently participating in the FP6 projects IDEMA, MEA-Scope, FOODCOMM, SCARLED as well as the EU Tender project S-farm. The IAMO team has particular experience in analysing structural change in agriculture and rural areas. This holds for the development and application of agent-based models as well as for survey- and case study-based econometric analyses of rural issues like diversification. In addition, IAMO is well experienced in coordinating large research and policy advisory groups.

Team: Effect on structure, income and the environment research area

Contact: Kathrin Happe

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RuG - University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics & Business

The Department of Marketing is part of the Faculty of Economics and business of the University of Groningen. The department is one of the leading groups in the Marketing field, both within The Netherlands and within Europe. Its goal is to maintain and further expand the high quality level in research and education. Research of the Department of Marketing is conducted within the research school SOM, and many of its researchers are (associate) fellow of SOM. Research projects often deal with rich empirical data, combined a strong theoretical foundation and sophisticated methodology. The aim is to study real-world marketing problems in a rigorous scientific manner. The list of topics addressed include: promotions, customer relationship management, retailing, consumer behaviour, market dynamics and pharmaceutical marketing. Members of the department frequently publish in international top marketing journals. The research of the marketing group has received the highest possible score (a five on all dimensions) in the most recent accreditation. The contribution of the marketing group will consist of (1) providing expertise in the field of social simulation of consumer behaviour and market dynamics, (2) making available and/or obtaining data on consumer behaviour in different markets (e.g., loyalty card data), (3) contributing to the empirical research of consumer decision-making processes, (4) linking the project to the their international network of marketing researchers.

Team: Marketing research institute

Contact: Wander Jager

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PBL - Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency

The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) is responsible for assessment of environmental and sustainability policies in the Netherlands. It is an independent, government funded non-profit organization with currently around 200 staff. Our European agricultural research is focused on the synergies and trade-offs between food, feed, biodiversity and biofuels. The core tool for global, integrated analysis is the IMAGE-2 model. It is used in many different applications for international bodies (IPCC, UNEP, FAO). On biodiversity, we are active in the development of methods for monitoring and reporting on European and global levels. In the Global Biodiversity Outlook 2, we are active on the solution-oriented scenarios with the GLOBIO model. PBL is focusing on implications of EU (framework) Directives and CAP reforms. We have participated in the SCENAR 2020 project. At the moment PBL is involved in two relevant EU projects: (i) the EURURALIS project, a scenario study on Europe’s rural areas (impacts of CAP, LFA and biofuels policies) commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture. (ii) The FARO project, a foresight analysis on Europe’s rural areas (impacts of rural development and cohesion policies) commissioned by the EC.

Team: Agriculture and Rural Areas unit, from the ex-MNP institute

Contact: Harm van den Heiligenberg

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UZEI - Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information

UZEI is a leading institute in the area of agricultural economic research in the Czech Republic. UZEI employs over 70 professionals in four departments: the agricultural market department, the agricultural and rural development department, agricultural economics and the Liaison agency of FADN. Main topics of the research programme are: (1) Assessment of the impact of EU policies and accession, particularly, the decoupling policies; (2) Monitoring and forecasting agricultural market development; (3) Assessment of farm restructuring and farm performance; (4) Assessment of the role of agriculture in rural development; (5) Analysis of conditions and policies for sustainable agriculture.

Team: Science & research department

Contact: Tomas Doucha

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AFSZ - Faculty of Agriculture / University of Zagreb

The Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Zagreb (founded in 1919) is the oldest and the leading institution of higher education in the field of agriculture in the Republic of Croatia, occupying an important position within the country's educational, scientific and research system. The FAZ organization is based on 28 departments. Two years ago educational Bologna process started. FAZ was given accreditations for 9 undergraduate and 13 graduate studies. The FAZ teachers and researchers are involved in implementation of basic, development and applied research projects, and actively participating in professional collaboration. Prolific professional collaboration has been established with different clients (institutions, state administration, business sector), and the FAZ researchers have participated in international development and applied research projects.

Team: Departments of Farm Management, Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology, Amelioration

Contact: Mario Njavro

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