FACCE MACSUR aggregated research groups specialised on modelling grasslands, livestock, crops, farms, and agricultural trade. Researchers explored jointly how climate change would affect regional farming systems and food production in Europe and what adaptation and mitigation options existed.
MACSUR2 built upon the strong links established by networking in MACSUR1 and strove for even greater precision in the scientific work of theme activities. Models,techniques and methodologies already improved during MACSUR1, were used to carry out a new state-of the art Europe-wide climate change risk assessment for farming and food security. The methodology of upscaling of integrated models to European scale built on the results of MACSUR1. This level of integration was therefore the pinnacle of the work of MACSUR2. Given the scientific excellence of the Knowledge Hub the interests of policymakers and the agro-food chain, especially farmers were addressed to a greater extent in this second phase.
The activities of the MACSUR knowledge hub members, known as MACSURians, created great momentum in the modelling of agricultural production: crops, livestock, socioeconomy. By the end of the funded project phase in 2017, many scientific achievements, input to politics and practice and a large network was produced.
MACSURians took on the next challenges in improving the modelling agriculture with climate change in new projects. They stayed connected through the knowledge hub. Among the main achievements and outcomes which would not have been possible without MACSUR:
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