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 adoption of new techniques by the farmers. One of the crucial questions is how to translate the results of scientific analysis into the every-day practice of the farmers.
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 composed of both qualitative and quantitative analyses and involves literature review, focus groups, interviews with key informants as well as meta-analysis of quantifiable data.