360 i – Holistic Evaluation System

Indacte Hof Familie

The 360i project supplements the ecological indicators from the other projects with economic and social metrics and develops an evaluation system that takes into account the correlations between economic, social and ecological sustainability.

Background

To ensure that improvements for the environment are not at the expense of the economic or social dimension (or vice-versa), we need as complete a picture as possible of the most important aspects of sustainability, as well as a clear understanding of how these factors influence each other.

Aims

The aim of the project is to develop an integrated evaluation system at farm level that takes into account the correlations between economic, social and ecological sustainability. Using this system on the Swiss Future Farm demonstrates its feasibility and informative value.

To achieve this aim, important gaps in the indicators are filled. In this way, a concept is developed of how ecosystem services can be incorporated into the environmental evaluation by means of life-cycle assessments. In addition, the connections between ecological performance and workload are studied in greater detail. In order to detect trade-offs, the interactions of the various ecological indicators considered in the other projects and the relationship between economic, ecological and social indicators are analysed.

In the project title ‘360 i'’ the ‘360’ stands for a comprehensive and holistic approach and the ‘i’ stands for indicators for management and enforcement, for interdependencies between the indicators, and for the integration of these interactions into the international discourse on agricultural policy.

Original title

360 i - Interdependenzen ökologischer, ökonomischer und sozialer Indikatoren [= ‘360 i – Interdependencies of Ecological, Economic and Social Indicators’

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