SAM Workshop First Meeting August 21-23, 2018

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

  1. Study the complex dynamic interactions of environmental, economic, and social dimensions of sustainability in food systems
  2. Develop an integrated decision-support tool for designing agricultural development strategies towards sustainable and resilient food system goals

Goals for the first meeting

  1. 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.
  2. 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