England and Wales

EnglandWalesGeneral information

Name of region England & Wales, 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) UK(C-L)
Dominant regional farming system(s)
(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
Arable/cereal and mixed farming; Sheep and goats farms; Dairy farms
The three most important
farming systems in region

(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
  • dairy cattle-permanent grass
  • beef and mixed cattle-permanent grass
  • mixed farms
Main crop species  
Main livestock species  

Regional development goal in rural spatial planning

Specific issues the region deals with/will deal with

Future socio-techno-economic scenarios.

Regional challenges with regard to climate change

New crops becoming feasible. Change in suitability for grassland.

Proposed solutions to overcome the challenges

Contribution to answering the focus question

Effect of production parameters (eg breeding) and consumption parameters affecting demand.

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.
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.
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  

Models, stakeholders, advancement of knowledge

Models used in the study
SFARMOD/Future scenariosProduction demand - the model then works out the prices of commodities Has own crop model.Soil and climate data Has own grass model.Soil and climate data Has simple dairy cow model of DMIntake and energy and proterin requirements.
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