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Analyzing of fossil-energy dependence in agriculture to increase resilience against input price fluctuations

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Thematic complex:
Creating resilient agricultural systems
Project duration:
01.01.2024 - 31.12.2027
Investigated countries:
Germany, Poland, Netherlands

The European agricultural sector confronts economic challenges arising from volatile fossil fuel and fertilizer prices. AgEnRes tackles this issue by devising sustainable strategies to diminish dependence on fossil fuels and enhance resilience to energy price fluctuations. In leading Work Package 6, IAMO focuses on the interdependence between energy-saving investments and farm structures by analyzing how farmers' decisions impact economic and environmental outcomes at farm and regional levels. This investigation aims to unveil the factors shaping optimal production and investment decisions, considering energy prices, fluctuations, and farmers' preferences.

Methodologically, we will use AgriPoliS and calibrate it with empirical data from case study regions in the Netherlands, Germany and Poland. The collaboration with behavioral economists from the University of Trento, Italy, and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences will enable an extension of AgriPoliS for modeling investment decisions and risk management instruments under fluctuating prices.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 101136474.

Project partners

  • Stichting Wageningen Research, Wageningen University, Netherlands (coordinator)
  • Agricultural Applications Ike, Greece
  • Agricultural University of Athens, Greece
  • E3-modelling Ae, Greece
  • Geonardo Environmental Technologies Ltd., Hungary
  • International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria
  • National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and the Environment, France
  • Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Germany
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • University of Trento, Italy
  • Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland


		Dr. Franziska Appel

Dr. Franziska Appel

Research Associate,
Equal Opportunities Commissioner
Room: 138

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Project Staff

Dr. Franziska Appel (Project leader)
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Dr. Changxing Dong
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