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Learning through stakeholder involvement in the implementation of MOTIFS: an integrated assessment model for sustainable farming in Flanders

Karen De Mey, Karoline D'Haene, Fleur Marchand UGent, Marijke Meul UGent and Ludwig Lauwers UGent (2011) INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY. 9(2). p.350-363
abstract
Integrated sustainability assessment (ISA) models can trigger change towards sustainable agriculture. This paper reports the implementation of an existing ISA model in Flanders, MOTIFS (Monitoring Tool for Integrated Farm Sustainability), in two cases in dairy farming selected from private/public accountancy/consultancy networks. Interactive learning between model developers (scientists) and model users (farmers and advisers) is examined with two objectives: first, to identify critical success factors (CSFs) for implementation; and second, to suggest improvements for MOTIFS or ways to use MOTIFS. Through a qualitative research methodology, based on open coding of data collected in farmer discussion groups, 10 CSFs are derived that are linked to the various implementation steps. Sufficient attention should be paid to attitude of model users, compatibility, data availability and user-friendliness, particularly when an ISA model is used in existing networks. Improvements in the ISA model and its use are suggested, such as more focus on the organization of the discussion sessions. Training of advisers, enhancement of their facilitation skills, involvement of experts and a thorough planning of sessions are suggested for MOTIFS to become more effective in supporting learning and sustainable farm management.
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integrated sustainability assessment, dairy farming, learning, stakeholder involvement, COMMUNICATION TOOL, SYSTEMS, INDICATORS, MANAGEMENT, FARMERS, IMPACT
journal title
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY
Int. J. Agric. Sustain.
volume
9
issue
2
pages
350 - 363
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000293146500006
JCR category
AGRICULTURE, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
1.696 (2011)
JCR rank
7/57 (2011)
JCR quartile
1 (2011)
ISSN
1473-5903
DOI
10.1080/14735903.2011.582355
language
English
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yes
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1180097
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1180097
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2011-03-02 09:19:22
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2015-06-17 09:30:03
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  author       = {De Mey, Karen and D'Haene, Karoline and Marchand, Fleur and Meul, Marijke and Lauwers, Ludwig},
  issn         = {1473-5903},
  journal      = {INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY},
  keyword      = {integrated sustainability assessment,dairy farming,learning,stakeholder involvement,COMMUNICATION TOOL,SYSTEMS,INDICATORS,MANAGEMENT,FARMERS,IMPACT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {350--363},
  title        = {Learning through stakeholder involvement in the implementation of MOTIFS: an integrated assessment model for sustainable farming in Flanders},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14735903.2011.582355},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2011},
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Chicago
De Mey, Karen, Karoline D’Haene, Fleur Marchand, Marijke Meul, and Ludwig Lauwers. 2011. “Learning Through Stakeholder Involvement in the Implementation of MOTIFS: An Integrated Assessment Model for Sustainable Farming in Flanders.” International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability 9 (2): 350–363.
APA
De Mey, Karen, D’Haene, K., Marchand, F., Meul, M., & Lauwers, L. (2011). Learning through stakeholder involvement in the implementation of MOTIFS: an integrated assessment model for sustainable farming in Flanders. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY, 9(2), 350–363.
Vancouver
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De Mey K, D’Haene K, Marchand F, Meul M, Lauwers L. Learning through stakeholder involvement in the implementation of MOTIFS: an integrated assessment model for sustainable farming in Flanders. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY. 2011;9(2):350–63.
MLA
De Mey, Karen, Karoline D’Haene, Fleur Marchand, et al. “Learning Through Stakeholder Involvement in the Implementation of MOTIFS: An Integrated Assessment Model for Sustainable Farming in Flanders.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY 9.2 (2011): 350–363. Print.