Three years of collaboration in TradeM – Agricultural markets and prices

Floor Brouwer, Franz Sinabell


  • Some farmers may claim that climate change adaptation is easy compared to the difficulties caused by policies
  • Action based on weather observations only, is insufficient for farmers to respond to climate change. Researchers need support from farmers in understanding the responses in practice.
  • Policies might be too slow to respond to needs for change in agriculture. 
  • Winners and losers seem to be observed everywhere.The impacts of climate change is heterogeneous among farm types and regions
  • Effects beyond 2050 remain largely unclear, mainly because the effects of extreme events are not considered
  • Variability of yields is important to farm incomes, but most studies only consider average changes
  • Farmers are ready to design their site-specific adaptation response providing that new knowledge and learning spaces are available. 
  • A learning process based on integrated models, assessment of short- and long-term effects, is needed for farmers to adapt to climate change, price fluctuations and policy change. 

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