Modelling Individual Decisions to Support
the European Policies Related to Agriculture


MIND STEP partners spoke about the project at the 11th AIEAA Congress in Viterbo, Italy 

With the world opening up and in-person events becoming the norm again, we are very happy to see our project being featured in so many high-level events. 

The most recent event in which we took part was the 11th AIEAA (Associazone Italiana di Economia Agraria e Applicata) Congress, which took place in Viterbo, Italy, at the University of Tuscia. 

The core topic of the Congress was "CAP, Farm to Fork and Green Deal: policy coherence, governance and futue challenges". Policy coherence is an absolute must if we want to achieve the ambitious targets of the Green Deal for a more sustainable Europe. Recent initiatives - the Farm to Fork Strategy, the EU Biodiversity Strategy, and the Climate Policy - will have a considerable impact on agriculture and food supply chains in the EU over the next decades. It's important that sectors cooperate between them. 

The Congress aimed to bring together different points of views, experts with diverse academic backgrounds and research efforts, with the common mission to explore potential synergies from the integration of the CAP with other EU and national policies under the Green Deal umbrella. Four well known scholars were invited to give their inputs on these topics. 

Silvia Coderoni from Universit√† Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, our partner, talked about key policy questions for the impact assessment of European agricultural and rural policies, based on her experience working on MIND STEP. 

Anwesha Chakrabarti, Elena Castellari, Paolo Sckokai, and Linda Arata from the same Universit√† Cattolica del Sacro Cuore talked the ways to elicit Italian farmers' willingness to adopt weather index insurance. 

Thank you to those involved in the Congress for featuring our project!