Academy of Finland
Funding decision
 
Name Lehtonen, Heikki
Organisation MTT
Project title Adaptation of the food sector and socio-economic impacts of climate change in North-East Europe (ADIOSO)
Decision No. 255954
Decision date 28.10.2011
Funding period 02.01.2012 - 31.12.2014
Funding 630 164
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Project description
Agrifood production chains are shaped by changes in production conditions through climate change, as well as changes in markets and policies, which also include responses to climate change adaptation and mitigation needs. Demand of meat and dairy products is increasing globally and in e.g. Russia. However, to date, the socially-oriented approach to climate change and adaptive capacity has been limited. We investigated what are the forthcoming problems in dairy, in particular. Drought risk was found as the most difficult challenge for farmers. We calculated the needed adaptations and their costs in drought risk management of livestock farms in southern Finland (Jokioinen), North Savo (middle part of Finland) and in Leningrad Oblast in North-West Russia. We evaluated resilience and competitiveness of the dairy chains based on statistical data, research databases, and extensive stakeholder interviews. Major contributions were made in response diversity and network analysis.