The first 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 August 21-23, 2018 at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), Annapolis, MD.
Overarching goals for the pursuit project
- 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 first meeting
- Evaluate whether the first edition of Sustainable Agriculture Matrix (SAM) can provide a reasonable assessment of Sustainable Agriculture on a national scale given the limited data resources, and identify caveats and key components for improvement.
- Lay out the plan for developing models/tools to inform policy and/or research leading to the next meeting.
Location: National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), 1 Park Place, Suite 300, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401, USA