Reach a reasonable treshold (ha/variety)


Short term

Sustainability components

  • GHG emissions
  • Air quality
  • Soil
  • Water
  • Biodiversity
  • Animal welfare
  • Economic
  • Social
  • Technical feasibility

Climate risk region


Weather event addressed

Floods / Heavy rainfall
Very high temperatures / Heat wave
Intense frost / Late frost
Wind / storms

Farming system

Cereals, legumes, oilseeds, vegetables

Description of the measure

Optimum threshold of ha/variety at farm level for the same crop depending on plots' size and farmers practices

Comments on sustainability

Ensure yields and economic profits avoiding climate stresses or at least diversifying the risks with the use of different varieties/ha at farm level for the same crop. It's demonstrated that climate stresses have different impacts on the different varieties. Though it may be necessary to invest in seeds and difficult to plan costs and sown, share resources in cooperatives or farmers unions could be a solution at social level.