SAM Workshop Second Meeting June 18-20, 2019

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