East Anglia

EastAngliaGeneral information

Name of region East Anglia, UK
Global Environmental Zone(s) (Metzger) J. Cool temperate and moist
Population density (persons per km2)  
Contact (general) Daniel Sanders
Contact (ag. scenarios)  
Location (NUTS code) UKH
Dominant regional farming system(s)
(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
Arable/cereal and mixed farming
The three most important
farming systems in region

(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
  • arable-cereal
Main crop species  
Main livestock species  

Regional development goal in rural spatial planning

Specific issues the region deals with/will deal with

Dry area of UK.

Regional challenges with regard to climate change

Lack of rainfall? Suitability for new crops (eg maize, sunflower)

Proposed solutions to overcome the challenges

Contribution to answering the focus question

Can examine effects on crop production parameters such as breeding for yield, technology such as improved irrigation and new crops, and demand adjustment.

Important adaptation measures that are or will be considered in the study

Water management  
Irrigation is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Drainage  
Species/varietal choice  
Plant breeding  
Changed planting/sowing days is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Crop rotations is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Alternative tillage methods  
Pest/weed management  
Housing of livestock  
Land consolidation  
Management of feeding and reproduction of livestock  
Structure and scale of production adjustment  
Crop insurance  
Exit from agriculture  
Climate alertness  
Political regulations at various administrative levels  
Others  
   

Models, stakeholders, advancement of knowledge

Models used in the study
Socio-economyCropsGrasslandLivestock
REGISSelf-contained. REGIS uses its own metamdoels derived from the IMPEL crop models.Use soil and climate data REGIS uses its own metamdoels derived from the IMPEL crop models.Use soil and climate data Includes a grass for dairy cows land use option. Has own dairy cow feeding and grass grazing and silage making model.
How are results of of crop and livestock models assimilated in socio-economic models?How is technological progress in arable agriculture taken into account?How is technological progress in livestock farming taken into account?
     

Participating stakeholders

Agro-business or agro-food chainAdministrative bodies or regional or national governments
none none
Approaches for involving stakeholders
 

Improvement of the modelling capability by involving stakeholders

How did the modelling capability improve by involving stakeholders?Effect of the involvement of stakeholders on the questions asked, on the assessment, or on the solutions suggested
   
Points that researchers learned from stakeholdersPoints that stakeholders learned from researchers
   

Further information

http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/sas/naturalresources/research/projects/regis2.html

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