Researchprojects

2022 / 03

BAB 062/22: Rural Sustainability Transitions through Integration of Knowledge for improved policy processes - RUSTIK

Horizon Europe Projekt The project was tendered in the Horizon Europe Programme in the area of promoting "resilient rural communities" under the title "Grasping rural diversity and strengthening evidence for tailored policies enhancing the contribution of rural communities to ecological, digital and social transitions (RIA)" (CL6-2021-COMMUNITIES-01-01). In view of insufficient impacts and the increasing challenges posed by social and ecological developments, this call for proposals provides...

BAB 058/22: Feed Balance

Initial situation With the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, weaknesses in the Austrian and global economic system became apparent. The COVID-19 Lessons learnt research project was therefore initiated to generate evidence to ensure that the agricultural and forestry sectors could cope with the Covid 19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Lessons learnt research project consisted of 16 sub-projects, 14 of which have already been completed. The forage balance sub-project is now being continued...

BAB 054/22: Work organisation of non-family seasonal workers in Austrian agriculture in the field of crop production

Initial situation The structure of Austrian agriculture is characterised by small and medium-sized family farms. Non-family labour has always made a significant contribution to agricultural production (see e.g. Agricultural Structure Survey 2016 - Farm Structure; Statistics Austria 2018, p. 54), but for a long time there was little interest in their situation. Media attention for seasonal workers and harvest workers has increased in recent years, but scientific considerations in agricultural...

BAB 061/22: Relief for agricultural und forestry sector within the framework of national emissions certificate trading

Within the framework of the eco-social tax reform of 2022, a gradual introduction of a national emission allowance trading system (nEHS) is planned, starting with an introductory phase from 1 July 2022. In connection with the introduction of the nEHS, a relief mechanism will be created to offset the additional costs from the CO2 price for agriculture and forestry. This is to ensure that domestic food production is not disadvantaged in relation to European and international competition....

BAB 057/22: Processing capacities for oilseeds and protein crops in Austria

Initial situation Not only against the background of the current Covid-19 pandemic has the cultivation of protein crops in Austria, its development potential and the associated security of supply become the focus of numerous discussions and initiatives. Despite increased cultivation areas in Austria (e.g. doubling of soybean cultivation areas), there is still a dependence on imports for plant protein. One goal of the Protein Strategy 2030 presented in July 2021 is to secure the supply of...

BAB 053/22: Sector analysis hemp

Initial situation Due to its versatile use (seeds, fibres, flowers), the interest in hemp cultivation has increased in Austria in recent years. One of the reasons for the expansion of hemp production in Austria was the increase of the legal limit value of THC from 0.2% in the past to currently 0.3%. In addition, it has become possible to cultivate plants that can satisfy the current boom in demand for CBD products. Due to the steadily increasing areas under hemp cultivation - which have...

BAB 060/22: Converting Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) into Farm Sustainability Data Network (FSDN)

The Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) has been collecting economic data from farms for decades. With the reorientation of the EU agricultural policy towards more sustainability (ecology, biodiversity as well as social dimension), the FADN is to be converted into an information network on agricultural sustainability (FSDN). Objective To assess the feasibility of collecting farm-level data on a range of sustainability issues that support the objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy...

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" strategy, the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030) etc. are answers to societal challenges. The goals pursued and measures taken have an impact on the agricultural, environmental and food sectors, among others. However, the demands on these areas (e.g. food security, extensive cultivation, ecosystem services) and...

BAB 052/22: Flat rates for fruit and vegetable producer organizations

Initial situation Within the framework of the Common Market Organisation, recognised producer organisations (POs) received or receive access to public funding within the framework of so-called "Operational Programmes" (OPs). Each recognised PO is obliged to draw up an OP every few years on the basis of the National Strategy for Fruit and Vegetables in accordance with the specifications, in which the planned measures are also to be presented. The paying agency (Agrarmarkt Austria) is...

BAB 059/22: Regional agricultural value chains

Initial situation With the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020, weaknesses in the Austrian and global economic systems became apparent. The COVID-19 Lessons learnt research project was therefore initiated to generate evidence to ensure that the agricultural and forestry sectors could cope with the Covid 19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Lessons learnt research project consisted of 16 sub-projects, 14 of which have already been completed. The sub-project on regional agricultural value...

BAB 055/22: Study on the Austrian seed industry

Initial situation Some of the EU seed legislation dates back to 1966 and is distributed very differently among different crop groups. After the European Commission's legislative proposal for the reform of EU seed law was rejected by the European Parliament in 2014, the Commission once again set itself the goal of reforming EU seed law. This reform process was re-initiated with a Commission seed study published in April 2021 (SWD(2021) 90 final, 8287/21) and is to include an impact assessment...

BAB 051/22: Project ÖKO-SCHU-WA The economic relevance of protection forests in Austria

Project Management: Alexandra Freudenschuss, Peter Mayer (BWF - Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape) The WF project ÖKO-SCHU-WA was submitted by the BWF on 8.2.2022. In a sub-project, the BAB takes over the processing of socio-scientific questions within the framework of the overall project. Initial situation Natural hazards are a significant cause of threats to life, quality of life and well-being. They can also have a significant negative impact...

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