Welcome to SUPREMA: Support for Policy Relevant Modelling of Agriculture
Impact assessments in areas of agriculture are often based on projections delivered by models. Policies affecting agriculture are becoming more and more interrelated. So the need arises to improve the capacity of current models, connect or redesign them to deliver empirical evidence on increasing varieties of policy objectives, and also to explore future directions for agricultural modelling.
SUPREMA comes to address this challenge by bringing models closely together that are already linked through various platforms and networks. In this regard, SUPREMA helps to close the gaps between expectations of policy makers and the actual capacity of models to deliver relevant policy analysis.
The SUPREMA model family includes ‘core models’ already used in support of key European impact assessments in agriculture, trade, climate and bioenergy policies. The SUPREMA meta-platform of the core models, the enhanced linking and some key applications melt down in a Roadmap for future directions for agricultural modelling in Europe.
The project has four coherent objectives:
- A SUPREMA roadmap of future directions for modelling
- An enhanced and strengthened SUPREMA model family
- Exploring and testing Future directions of modelling in agriculture will be explored and tested.
- A SUPREMA meta-platform will be established, to share and discuss the findings of the work with existing model platforms, research communities, and policy makers.