Northwest England

NWEnglandGeneral information

Name of region North West England
Global Environmental Zone(s) (Metzger) J. Cool temperate and moist/G
Population density (persons per km2)  
Contact (general) Daniel Sanders
Contact (ag. scenarios)  
Location (NUTS code) UKD
Dominant regional farming system(s)
(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
Dairy farms
The three most important
farming systems in region

(SEAMLESS nomenclature)
  • arable-cereal
  • dairy cattle-permanent grass
  • beef and mixed cattle-permanent grass
  • mixed farms
Main crop species  
Main livestock species  

Regional development goal in rural spatial planning

Specific issues the region deals with/will deal with

Currently a large part of the area is unsuitable for arable farming and is too cold and wet. Much of the area is livestock and extensively grazed. With CC lowland will become suitable for arable crops but maybe too wet. Will ther upland becoem suitable for more livestock?

Regional challenges with regard to climate change

It will become warmer allowing new crops. Will it become wetter or drier?

Proposed solutions to overcome the challenges

Contribution to answering the focus question

parameters of demand for production and parameters of improved production such as breeding and water use for irrigation.

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

Water management  
Species/varietal choice is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Plant breeding  
Changed planting/sowing days is important to this region AND is/will be included in the modelling exercise.
Crop rotations is important to this region AND is/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
REGISself-contained model givemn oparameers of production required. REGIS - metamodels derievd from IMPEL crop modelsSoil and climate data REGIS - metamodel derived from IMPEL grass modelSoil and climate data REGIS - profitability of land use for dairy or extensive grazing
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?

Participating stakeholders

Agro-business or agro-food chainAdministrative bodies or regional or national governments
none none
Approaches for involving stakeholders

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
Points that researchers learned from stakeholdersPoints that stakeholders learned from researchers

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