Managing water scarcity in European and Chinese cropping systems

On 6 April 2022, Juliane Haensch presented the results of the stakeholder involvement (focus groups and farm surveys) in the SHui partner countries of WorkPackage 5 at the 96th Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society at KU Leuven in Belgium.

In what was one of the first in-person conference in a long time, the presentation was followed by an insightful discussion with the 10 attendees. Generally, session participants were impressed by the size of the project and the many insights that could be gained from each of the country’s focus group. The audience was interested in the different farmers’ views from very different regions (e.g. farmers still working in Kibbutz style farming in Israel) and wanted to hear more insights, especially from the Chinese Focus Group.