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To study NBS with a multi-level, multi-actor approach, trans4num has selected four European and three Chinese sites.

The picture below provides a geographical overview, while the sites and their material and institutional contexts are charcaterised on dedicated pages.

Common features of all selected NBS sites are:

  • intensive agricultural farming systems which result in general risks of nutrient pollution and losses;
  • a large repertoire of possibly combinable NBS that match various situational challenges and user interests;
  • an excellent mix of NBS innovations already in experimental status with a focus on crop rotations and bio-based fertilisers;
  • well-established demonstration/experimental farms working in close collaboration with farmers.

Follow the dedicated page to find out more about the seven NBS sites that trans4num focuses on.

You will find information on the locations of each EU NBS sites, details about the work to be carried out, results (when available) and contact details for each NBS site team.

On each of the NBS sites, trans4num will select, test and study NBS innovations with a system approach thereby allowing to define, monitor and assess the effects at field or local, farm, landscape and regional level.

All insights from the NBS sites activities will be documented in yearly reports. Additionally, for one or several selected NBS cases, an AKIS analysis will be conducted with empirical social research.

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