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Deliverable D2.1: Summary of required data from WP 3/4/5
Deliverable D2.1: Summary of required data from WP 3/4/5

Prepared by THÜNEN this report summarises the results of a questionnaire sent to the partners of the MIND STEP consortia to report on the data sources used in the project.

Deliverable D2.4: Prototype for Interfaces
Deliverable D2.4: Prototype for Interfaces

Prepared by the Thünen Institute this deliverable lists the R packages that are developed to be used as interfaces for different databases of the models of MIND STEP. 

Deliverable D2.6: Literature review of methods for linking economic and bio-physical databases
Deliverable D2.6: Literature review of methods for linking economic and bio-physical databases

Prepared by the Thünen Institute and the JRC this report summarizes the literature in the field of linking economic and bio-physical data.

Deliverable D2.2: A guide/handbook to build an interface for accessing the data in the project required by partners WP 2-6
Deliverable D2.2: A guide/handbook to build an interface for accessing the data in the project required by partners WP 2-6

Prepared by Thünen Institute and Wageningen Research the aim of this deliverable is to build a conceptual framework for database interfaces for relevant information in MIND STEP.

Deliverable D3.1: Specification of model requirements
Deliverable D3.1: Specification of model requirements

Prepared by WR, UBO, UCSC, INRAE, THÜNEN and WU this deliverable provides an outline on how the modular approach to model integration can be realized in practice.

2nd MIND STEP STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP, 22 APRIL 2021
2nd MIND STEP STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP, 22 APRIL 2021

The 2nd Stakeholder workshop focused on the relevance of the MIND STEP indicator framework to estimate the impacts of the selected policy scenarios and the ability of the MINDSTEP toolbox to model the scenarios. 
In the 2.5-hour online workshop, seven members of the core group of stakeholders provided their feedback in a lively conversation with the policy team, including the modelling experts.

EAAE seminar 175, 12 – 14 May 2021, Virtual Seminar
EAAE seminar 175, 12 – 14 May 2021, Virtual Seminar

THE WIND OF CHANGE OF SUSTAINABILITY STANDARDS

Sailing economic, governance, and policy perspectives, 12 – 14 May 2021, Virtual Seminar

The objective of the seminar is to improve the understanding of the “wind of change” of sustainability standards and their effects on agricultural, food, and bio-based value chains. The seminar focuses on public and private sustainability standards. Both drivers and implications of their emergence are of interest, with emphasis on the economic, governance and policy perspectives. Emphasis is both on theoretical and empirical applications. 

For further information visit the event website.

EAAE seminar 178, online 18th-20th May 2021
EAAE seminar 178, online 18th-20th May 2021

Future challenges and resilience of farming systems in Europe

18th-20th May 2021 (9-12 o‘clock CET), online. Registration for presenters is 100 Euro, for all other participants it is free of charge.

Read more information here.

MIND STEP AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS SOCIETY, 29-30 MARCH 2021
MIND STEP AT THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS SOCIETY, 29-30 MARCH 2021

MIND STEP was represented at the Annual Conference of The Agricultural Economics Society with a poster presentation on Dutch farmers’ intentions to mitigate greenhouse gases.

MIND STEP presented at ENRD Evaluation Helpdesk Workshop
MIND STEP presented at ENRD Evaluation Helpdesk Workshop

On inivitation by the ENRD Evaluation Helpdesk MIND STEP was also presented at the Good Practice Workshop, ‘Improving data management and information systems for the purpose of CAP evaluations’ took place on 16-17 March 2021, Online.

WP5 kick-off meeting: the preparation for deliverable 5.1 has started!
WP5 kick-off meeting: the preparation for deliverable 5.1 has started!

On 17 February 2021 partners involved in "Work Package 5 MIND STEP model toolbox: Integration of IDM models with improved current models at various geographical scales" had their kick-off teleconference.