BrandenburgGeneral information

Name of region Brandenburg
Global Environmental Zone(s) (Metzger) H. Cool temperate and dry
Population density (persons per km2) 83
Contact (general) Peter Zander
Contact (ag. scenarios)  
Location (NUTS code) DE4
Dominant regional farming system(s)
(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
Arable/cereal and mixed farming
The three most important
farming systems in region

(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
  • arable-cereal
  • dairy cattle-permanent grass
  • mixed farms
Main crop species
  • rye (21%)
  • maize (18%)
  • rapeseed/wheat (13/13%)
Main livestock species
  • cattle
  • pigs
  • poultry

Regional development goal in rural spatial planning

Specific issues the region deals with/will deal with

sandy soils, dry summer

Regional challenges with regard to climate change

dryer summer - wetter winter

Proposed solutions to overcome the challenges

Contribution to answering the focus question

modelling of the development of yields under changing climate conditions economic evaluation of irrigation using modelled yields and variance under CC minimum tillage, irrigation

Important adaptation measures that are or will be considered in the study

Water management  
Irrigation is important to this region AND will be included in the modelling exercise
Species/varietal choice  
Plant breeding  
Changed planting/sowing days is important to this region AND will be included in the modelling exercise
Crop rotations is important to this region AND will be included in the modelling exercise
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
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?
yields, nitrogen feritilisation and timing of moast important crop management activities are taken from the HERMES - -

Participating stakeholders

Agro-business or agro-food chainAdministrative bodies or regional or national governments
there are two farmer networks  
Approaches for involving stakeholders
- workshops with farmers on climate change and tillage are conducted together with crop scientists. - feedback and plausibillity check of the economic modelling approach from farmers

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
reality check by farmers allows fine tuning of the models stakeholder are less iterested in climate change of the far future than eg. tillage and water management.
Points that researchers learned from stakeholdersPoints that stakeholders learned from researchers