Federal Institute
Agricultural, Environmental and Food Systems

DI.in  Sophie PFUSTERSCHMID

Agricultural, Environmental and Food Systems
Dietrichgasse 27
1030 Vienna
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Head of Department of Agriculture, Environment and Food Systems at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Rural and Mountain Research, Vienna/AT (since 2019)
Research associate at the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics, Vienna/AT (2000-2018)
Research associate at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna/AT (1998-2000)
Studies of Landscape Planning at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna/AT (DIin 1998)

Main fields of work:

  • Sustainability
  • Innovation
  • Knowledge Transfer
  • Rural development
  • Evaluations
  • Multifunctionality
  • Food systems
  • Rural women and gender studies

BAB 056/22: Applying an agri-food systems approach

Basic principles and an analysis using the example of conflicting goals in land use Initial situation UN Sustainable Development Goals, the European Green Deal (with the "Farm To Fork"...

BAB 037/20: Rural youth and sustainability

Initial situation and objective n the project Youth in the Countryside and Sustainability it was planned to investigate the attitudes towards ecological conditions of adolescents and young people...

BAB 034/20: Evaluation of the national strategy for operational programs of fruit and vegetable producer organisations

Recognized producer organizations (POs) for fruit and vegetables can develop so-called "Operational Programs" (OP) within the framework of the common organization of agricultural markets,...

BAB 024/19: Female farm managers revisited

A panel survey on the development of farms and their households Initial situation Austrian agriculture is subject to continuous change. These changes affect both farm activities and the...

BAB 020/19: The role of women in vivid rural areas

Initial situation Unequal living conditions and a lack of prospects are causing young and better educated people, including many young women, to leave their rural region of origin. The associated...

BAB 019/19: Development of the organic market in Austria and other selected regions

In recent years the share of organic farms in Austria has increased significantly. In addition to the traditionally high shares in grassland, there has recently also been a strong trend...

AWI/57/18 W: Evaluation of the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020

Coordination of “package A” knowledge transfer and Innovation (Priority 1) The Federal Institute for Agriculture was involved in various stages of evaluations of the previous Rural...

AWI/49/16 W: Functions and services of agriculture and their value to society

Agriculture provides a wide range of functions and services that go far beyond the cultivation of agricultural land and the production of food. In addition to pure agricultural production or...
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