Decision-making towards a more sustainable agriculture

Recognizing that ultimate success of theoretical solutions towards more sustainable agriculture hinges on success of real-world implementation, IIS conducts a study to investigate opportunities and challenges for the adoption of new techniques by the farmers. One of the crucial questions is how to translate the results of scientific analyses into farmers’ everyday practice.

A variety of aspects of sustainable agriculture are being considered; for instance, access to credit, technical assistance, market for sustainable agriculture products, regulation, understanding of and requirements for products from sustainable agriculture. The study is comprised of qualitative and quantitative analyses and involves literature review, focus groups, interviews with key informants, as well as meta-analysis of quantifiable data.