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case: SE1 location: Tuscany (Italy) sectors: Agriculture and livestock; Water resources


Which question has been addressed in this step?

Appraising adaptation options: What is the optimal adaptation based on economic, social, and institutional outcomes?

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Why has this question been chosen?

  • It is important to include other important aspects in the assessments of an adaptation option, in particular when so strongly linked to other sectors and to the society in general

Which methods have been applied?

  • Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) (online) based on local stakeholders

Why have these methods been selected?

  • We chose the AHP since it allows quantitative results from very different types of stakeholders.
  • For several reasons, such as the reluctance of some stakeholder to take part in participatory workshops and the difficulties already experienced in gathering different local stakeholders together in the same place at the same time, we decided to create a web-based application to allow the remote participation of the invited stakeholders and to increase the probability of a higher number of participants.

What results have been obtained?

  • The setting up of a genetic selection program was identified as the best option by the consulted stakeholders, given the considered criteria,followed by the relocation and then by the switch to other varieties.

Reflections on this step

  • The AHP confirmed the importance of the economical aspects in these kind of analysis, but of other aspects, such as the technical feasibility. Stakeholders judged flexibility and Socialinstitutional acceptability to be less important than the other two criteria.

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