The second meeting of SESYNC pursuit project “Understanding dynamic environmental and socioeconomic interactions in food systems to support decision-making towards a sustainable and resilient agriculture” is held successfully on June 18-20, 2019 at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Annapolis, MD.
Overarching goals for the pursuit project
- Develop a Sustainable Agriculture Matrix (SAM) of quantifiable and useful indicators of agricultural sustainability at national scales
- Study the complex dynamic interactions of environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainability in food systems
- Develop an integrated decision-support tool for designing agricultural development strategies towards sustainable and resilient food system goals
Goals for the second meeting
- Review the progress to date (indicator threshold, visualization tool, trade model, stakeholder survey)
- Discuss the impacts of trade on crop mix and agriculture sustainability.
- Review the funding concept note to finalize and establish a set of potential funders for outreach.
- Decide on the storyline for paper/s.
- Lay out the plan leading to the next meeting.
Location: National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), 1 Park Place, Suite 300, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401, USA