Project Coordinator of LANDSUPPORT
Prof Fabio Terribile
LANDSUPPORT is a consortium of experts in the field of agriculture, forestry, spatial planning and policy making working in close collaborations with experts in databases, modelling and decision support systems!
LANDSUPPORT is a strong transdisciplinary consortium that is capable of challenging the complexity, facing sustainable agriculture/forestry issues, supporting sustainable spatial planning and promoting even ecotourism. The project combines researchers across Europe and beyond in order to get a complete picture and better understanding of landscape management. The LANDSUPPORT philosophy is that not only one discipline can make a difference, but the integration of different fields of knowledge is the key to address such big challenges through the entire process.
A consortium of European collaboration with international partnerships!
The LANDSUPPORT consortium truly embodies the idea of “European partnership”. The partners are spread across 8 European countries, covering not only Central and Western Europe, but also Southern and Eastern Europe. Every partner contributes with its knowledge and strengths to the mission of the project and consequently, all partners learn from one another. The partners in Malaysia and Lebanon add a more international dimension to the partnership in LANDSUPPORT and open up the collaboration even more, with yet further insights and deeper understanding of the research themes.
Thus, LANDSUPPORT proves to live the ideas of collaboration and partnership across Europe and the world.
A group of active involvement of various stakeholders!
LANDSUPPORT is very aware of the fact that the requirements of many stakeholders need to be met in order to be able to deliver the best results. Therefore, did LANDSUPPORT not only invite various stakeholders from policy making, industry, academia, agriculture and forestry into the consortium, but did also ensure to have bonds with stakeholders outside the consortium. The so-called Stakeholder Group (SHG) is established to help LANDSUPPORT maximize its impact, bringing together actors from science, institutions involved in land policy implementation, farming and urban planning association, agro-tourism associations and citizen representatives. Thanks to the involvement of FAO and Global Soil Partnership (FAO) stakeholders LANDSUPPORT has the potential to demonstrate the “way ahead” for global sustainable agriculture.