On 12 May 2022, MIND STEP partners from Thünen-Institut, WUR, and WR participated in the AgrimodelsCluster workshop organized at Basel at the Biozentrum, University of Basel in the framework of BESTMAP. The one-day event was aimed to present the progress of different AgrimodelsCluster projects (BESTMAP, AgriCore and MIND STEP).
There were thematic parallel sessions on modelling, and Alexander Gocht from Thünen-Institut, MIND STEP project partner, gave a presentation on modelling approaches. This technical presentation showed protocols, linkages, and methodology within MIND STEP. Some of the conclusions from this presentation were that the MIND STEP modelling toolbox would consist of several new (risk, farm structural change) and improved established IDM (individual decision making) approach across different regional and product scale instead of one big interlinked model. Also, the toolbox will be tested using two scenarios applied across the models (climate change /re-coupling of the First Pillar Payments to public goods and ecosystem, mandatory reduction of input use).
We look forward to the next AgriModelsCluster workshop to fine-tune work among MIND STEP, AgriCore and BESTMAP projects.