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The 3-year ERA-NET project SUSTAINBEEF, jointly funded by the EU and the BMEL, links researcher focusing on beef production system with stakeholders to develop and assess innovative ways to improve the sustainability of beef production system. The contribution of the Economoc Modeling group in Bonn consists of detailed, quantiative bio-eonomic analysis of beef production systems in Germany based on the application of the FARMDYN model and support to partners in applying the model to study regions in their own country.

Further information on the project can be found on the project webpage SustainBeef maintained by our coordinating institution


  • Sylvain Hennart, co-ordinator, Walloon Agricultural Research Center, Gembloux, Belgium
  • Claire Mosnier, INRA, Saint-Genes-Champanelle, France
  • Edward O'Riordan, Teagasc, Carlow, Ireland
  • Sylvie Brouard, Institut de 'Elevage, Paris, France
  • Giacomo Pirlo, Council for Agriculture Resarch and Economics, Lodi, Italy
  • Carlo Bertozzi, Walloon Livestock Association, Ciney, Belgium
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  • Wolfgang Britz, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University Bonn, Germany
  • James Breen, University College Dublin, Ireland


Our group contributes to the following work packages:

  • WP3: Systems performance (modeling) and evaluation through indicators
  • WP4: Identify innovative approaches aimed at promoting the use of resources non edible by humans to produce beef

Staff working at ILR on the project


Publications related to the project

    Kuhn, T., Enders, A., Gaiser, T., Schäfer, D., Srivastava, A., Britz, W. (2019): Coupling crop and bio-economic farm modelling to evaluate the revised fertilization regulations in Germany, Agricultural Systems, Link.

    Kuhn, T., Schäfer, D., Holm-Müller, K., Britz, W. (2019): On-farm compliance costs with the EU-Nitrates Directive: A modelling approach for specialized livestock production in northwest Germany, Agricultural Systems 173: 233-243, Link.

    Kuhn, T., Schaefer, D. (2018): A farm typology for North Rhine-Westphalia to assess agri-environmental policies. Discussion Paper 2018:1.
    Download: Discussion Paper

    Britz W., Lengers, B,.Kuhn, T. and Schäfer, D. (2014): A highly detailed template model for dynamic optimization of farms - FARMDYN, University of Bonn, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, Version September 2016, 147 pages.

This work is finacially supported by the German Federel Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) through the Federal Offfice for Agricultural and Food (BLE), grant number 21817ERA09D. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 696231.

Last updated: Saturday, December 21, 2019