The factors were divided into two potential stressors and potential chances. They were rated from 1 (no significant effect on our region) to 7 (very significant effect on our region). Future change means if it will aggravate or relieve the stress or the other way around for the chances.
|Seven of the most significant potential socio-economic stressors in our region||Significance for vulnerability in our region||Future change
(-, 0, +)
|Increasing competition from abroad||6,3||+|
|Ageing of population in the Target Area||6,3||+|
|New consumer demands||6,3||+|
|Migration within Europe||5,6||+|
|Risk of long-lasting economic recession||5,6||+|
|Increasing income disparity||5,6||+|
|Climate-exposed buildings and infrastructure||4,6||+|
|Seven of the most significant potential socio-economic chances in our region||Significance for vulnerability in our region||Future change
(-, 0, +)
|Private investment in environmentally friendly technology||6,6||+|
|Regulations to encourage environmentally friendly technology||6,6||+|
|More international trade||6,3||+|
|Public spending on research & development||6,0||+|
|New alternative agricultural technologies||6,0||+|
Based on this mapping, we concluded that there were three main challenges and chances for agriculture in our region:
- The Green movement: high private investment and public regulation will promote environmentally friendly technologies, growing environmental awareness and creation of new consumer demands.
- International trade influence: more international trade and increasing competition from abroad.
- Knowledge economy influence: Many new alternative agricultural technologies and high public spending on research & development and aging of farmers. Since more than half of the farmers are above 60 years, new ways to train all age groups are required.