Transform2Bio - Integrated Transformation Processes and Their Regional Implementations: Structural Change from Fossil Economy to Bioeconomy
Our contribution to Transform2Bio is part of work package 3 on "Transformation Trajectories and Assessment" of the Project " Transform2Bio - Integrated Transformation Processes and their Regional Implementations: Structural Change from Fossil Economy to Bioeconomy" financed by the Bio-Economy Science Center
Ensuring the well-being of current and future generations without transgressing environmental limits is an overarching objective of the concept of the sustainable bioeconomy. Achieving this objective will require major transformations of existing resource systems, value networks, business models, infrastructures and governance systems. The recent decision of the German government to phase-out coal mining will initiate major transition processes in the lignite mining region, the Rheinische Revier, creating a unique opportunity for understanding the socio-technical dynamics and implementation options towards an entire sustainable bioeconomy region.
Against this background, Transform2Bio aims to systematically identify transformation trajectories for the implementation of a strong and sustainable bioeconomy in the Rheinische Revier. These transformation routes need to be, at the same time,
desirable (from a sustainability perspective)
possible (from a techno-economic perspective), and
acceptable (from a stakeholder consensus perspective).
Pooling expertise from (agricultural) economics, operations and innovation management, entrepreneurship, political science, economic development, consumer psychology and socio-technical systems analysis, the research approach of Transform2Bio follows the inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability research agenda integrating orientation, system, and transformation knowledge. As part of this multi-dimensional approach, Transform2Bio will establish an interactive stakeholder network, the Stakes2Bio Lab. It will provide the room both for continuous stakeholder dialogue ('society to science') and the establishment of regional 'science to society' networks. These will provide bioeconomy implementation options based on cutting-edge scientific research which can be readily tested against 'real world' stakeholder settings. In this regard, Transform2Bio also provides the crucial basis for the BioSC FocusLabs to readily reflect their concepts and potential products against 'real stakeholder responses' and with respect to their complementarity with expected transformation trajectories.
Our group contributes to WP 3.1a Identification of farm-scale adaptation to bio-economy trajectories by:
Extension and application of the FarmDyn simulation model to samples of farms
Linkage between FarmDyn and CGEBox (WP3.1c) which provides regional-scale economic simulation for the Rheinische Revier
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.
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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.
Britz, W., Roson, R., Sartori, M. (2019): SSP Long Run Scenarios for European NUTS2 Regions, in: Working Papers Department of Economics Ca' Foscari University of Venice, No. 22/WP/ 201 9, Link.
Last updated: Saturday, December 21, 2019
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Assessing inequality and poverty in long-term projections of economic growth: A general equilibrium analysis for six developing countries (2022) Britz, W., Jafari, Y., Nekhay, O., Roson, R. (2022): Assessing inequality and poverty in long-term projections of economic growth: A general equilibrium analysis for six developing countries, Economic Modelling: 106066Using a bio-economic farm model to evaluate the economic potential and pesticide load reduction of the greenRelease technology (2022) Kuhn, T., Möhring, N., Töpel, A., Jakob, F., Britz, W., Bröring, S., Pich, A., Schwaneberg, U., Rennings, M. (2022): Using a bio-economic farm model to evaluate the economic potential and pesticide load reduction of the greenRelease technology, Agricultural Systems 201: 103454Properly capturing tariff rate quotas for trade policy analysis in computable general equilibrium models (2021) Jafari, Y., Britz, W., Guimbard, H., Beckman, J. (2021): Properly capturing tariff rate quotas for trade policy analysis in computable general equilibrium models, Economic Modelling, in: Available online 19 August 2021, 105620Risk, Risk Aversion, and Agricultural Technology Adoption - A Novel Valuation Method Based on Real Options and Inverse Stochastic Dominance (2021) Spiegel, A., Britz, W., Finger, R. (2021): Risk, Risk Aversion, and Agricultural Technology Adoption - A Novel Valuation Method Based on Real Options and Inverse Stochastic Dominance, Q Open 2(1):1-26Who is Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Induced Yield Changes? A Dynamic Long Run Household Analysis in Lower Income Countries (2021) Wilts, R., Latka, C., Britz, W. (2021): Who is Most Vulnerable to Climate Change Induced Yield Changes? A Dynamic Long Run Household Analysis in Lower Income Countries, Climate Risk Management: 100330Evaluation of the contribution of 16 European beef production systems to food security (2021) Mosnier, C., Jarousse, A., Madrange, P., Balouzat, J., Guillier, M., Pirlo, G., Mertens, A., ORiordan, E., Pahmeyer, C., Hennart, S., Legein, L., Crosson, P., Kearney, M., Dimon, P., Bertozzi, C., Reding, E., Iacurto, M., Breen, J., Carè, S., Veysset, P. (2021): Evaluation of the contribution of 16 European beef production systems to food security, Agricultural Systems 190(May 2021): 103088It is all in the details: A bilateral approach for modelling trade agreements at the tariff line (2021) Jafari, Y., Himics, M., Britz, W., Beckman, J. (2021): It is all in the details: A bilateral approach for modelling trade agreements at the tariff line, Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 69(3): 415-424Integrated assessment of legume production challenged by European policy interaction: A case-study approach from French and German dairy farms (2021) Heinrichs, J., Pahmeyer C., Britz, W. (2021): Integrated assessment of legume production challenged by European policy interaction: A case-study approach from French and German dairy farms, QOpen 1(1):1-19Metrics on the sustainability of region-specific bioplastics production, considering global land use change effects (2021) Escobar, N., Britz, W. (2021): Metrics on the sustainability of region-specific bioplastics production, considering global land use change effects, Resources, Conservation and Recycling 167(April 2021),2015345‘Fruchtfolge’: A crop rotation decision support system for optimizing cropping choices with big data and spatially explicit modeling (2021) Pahmeyer, C., Kuhn, T., Britz, W. (2021): ‘Fruchtfolge’: A crop rotation decision support system for optimizing cropping choices with big data and spatially explicit modeling, Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 181,105948Economic effects of plot sizes and farm-plot distances in organic and conventional farming systems: A farm-level analysis for Germany (2021) Heinrichs, J., Britz, W., Pahmeyer, C., Kuhn, T. (2021): Economic effects of plot sizes and farm-plot distances in organic and conventional farming systems: A farm-level analysis for Germany, Agricultural Systems 187,1029922020Long-Term Scenarios for Sub-Saharan Africa's Agro-Food Markets with varying Population, Income and Crop Productivity Trends (2021) Kuhn, A., Britz, W. (2021): Long-Term Scenarios for Sub-Saharan Africa's Agro-Food Markets with varying Population, Income and Crop Productivity Trends, Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 46(1): 20-36