Towards a better measurement of the social sustainability of Irish agriculture

Show simple item record Brennan, Mary Hennessy, Thia Dillon, Emma 2021-06-25T09:08:00Z 2021-06-25T09:08:00Z 2021-05-04
dc.identifier.citation Brennan, M., Hennessy, T. and Dillon, E. (2020) 'Towards a better measurement of the social sustainability of Irish agriculture', International Journal of Sustainable Development, 23(3-4), pp. 263-287. doi: 10.1504/IJSD.2020.115229 en
dc.identifier.volume 23 en
dc.identifier.issued 3-4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 263 en
dc.identifier.endpage 287 en
dc.identifier.issn 0960-1406
dc.identifier.doi 10.1504/IJSD.2020.115229 en
dc.description.abstract There exists a need to analyse and develop the social aspects of agricultural sustainability. Distinct gaps between agricultural policy priorities and the data infrastructure needed to develop metrics for policy evaluation at farm level exist, particularly regarding the social dimension of sustainability. This paper aims to examine the current social sustainability frameworks in operation across Europe and beyond, with a view towards expansion using Irish Farm Accountancy Data Network (FADN) data from the Teagasc National Farm Survey. A stakeholder consultation process, featuring policymakers, farm data recorders, academic researchers amongst others, highlighted pertinent concerns regarding the social sustainability of agriculture. Issues such as farmer stress, work/life balance, generational renewal and the viability of rural areas featured as priority concerns. Issues such as these have been identified as key areas of concern within the new common agricultural policy which supports the continued development of specific indicators of social sustainability. en
dc.description.sponsorship Teagasc (Walsh Scholarship Programme) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Inderscience Publishers en
dc.rights © 2021, Inderscience Publishers. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject Agricultural sustainability en
dc.subject Farmer wellbeing en
dc.subject Generational renewal en
dc.subject Mixed methods research en
dc.subject Rural isolation en
dc.subject Rural viability en
dc.subject Social sustainability en
dc.subject Stakeholder consultation en
dc.subject Sustainability indicators en
dc.subject Sustainable development en
dc.title Towards a better measurement of the social sustainability of Irish agriculture en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Thia Hennessy, Food Business & Development, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Teagasc en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle International Journal of Sustainable Development en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress en
dc.identifier.eissn 1741-5268

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