On June 21nd, the Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) e. V. and FACCE JPI organised a kick-off workshop and networking event on the topic of establishing a pilot Science-Policy Knowledge Forum in Modelling European Agriculture with Climate Change for Food Security. Among the invited guests were policy representatives, researchers, farmer groups or interested farmers and knowledge brokers.
The project has now published a press release on the meeting in which professor Katharina Helming, project leader of MACSUR SciPol at the Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF), explains the special approach of the project in the kick-off workshop at the end of June: "We have observed that not even excellent research always manages to make the transfer to policy. The project closes this gap by taking a different approach. MACSUR SciPol specifically addresses policy questions on climate protection and climate change in agriculture and provides the relevant scientific answers. We do not wait until policymakers approach us as scientists with questions, but rather gather the questions directly from the policy-making processes in the participating countries. In this way, we develop consultation approaches that are tailored to science."
MACSUR SciPol emerged from the MACSUR network of FACCE-JPI.
You are cordially invited to read the whole press release here, or on the website of ZALF.