Projects

Project Profile: SAM Consortium

Guiding the Pursuit for Sustainability by Co-developing a Sustainable Agriculture Matrix

Who?

Principal Investigators: Xin Zhang, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, United States
Partners: Christian Folberth, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
Asli Kose, Toros Agri, Turkey
Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Luis Antonio Martinelli, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Thomas Oberthür, African Plant Nutrition Institute, Morocco
Levent Ozturk, Sabancı University, Turkey
Pinar Türkmen, Tekfen Agricultural Research Production and Marketing Inc., Turkey
Eric Davidson, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, United States
Jean Pierre Ometto, National Institute for Space Research, Brazil
Sponsors: Austrian Science Fund, Austria
Future Earth, International/Africa
National Research Foundation, South Africa
National Science Foundation, USA
São Paulo Research Foundation, Brazil
Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey

What?

Full Project Title: Guiding the Pursuit for Sustainability by Co-developing a Sustainable Agriculture Matrix
Full Call Title: Pathways2020
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Why?

Project Objective: The Sustainable Agriculture Matrix (SAM) consortium will be a transdisciplinary and transnational network to guide pathways for sustainable agriculture by co-developing an indicator system and associated products that 1) measure agriculture sustainability from environmental, social, and economic dimensions and improve the accountability of countries' commitment to sustainable agriculture; 2) engage conversations and possible coordination among stakeholders and countries; 3) identify the inter-linkages among Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to agriculture and improve the understanding of the socioeconomic and ecological dynamics in agricultural systems and beyond; 4) identify strategies for advancing sustainable agriculture and informing policies.
Call Objective: The goal of this CRA is to provide a science base for achieving sustainability goals. The CRA will support 1-2 years of collaborative research networking activities that focus on integrated qualitative and quantitative approaches to develop Earth-system-based transformation pathways for sustainable development.

Where?

Regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America
Countries: Austria, Brazil, Ivory Coast (Cote d'Ivoire), Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Turkey, United States of America (USA)

When?

Duration: 21 months
Call Date: 2020
Project Award Date: 2021