Achievements, difficulties and future challenges for the farming network

A. F. Nisbet, J. A. Mercer, Aino Rantavaara, R. Hanninen, C. Vandecasteele, B. Carlé, F. Hardeman, K. G. Ioannides, C. Papachristodoulou, C. Tzialla, H. Ollagnon, T. Jullien, V. Pupin

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    The EC FARMING network (Food and Agriculture Restoration Management Involving Networked Groups) was set up to bring together the many and diverse stakeholders who would be involved in intervention following wide scale radioactive contamination of the food chain, so that acceptable strategies can be developed for maintaining agricultural production and safe food supply. The network comprises stakeholder panels in the UK, Finland, Belgium, France and Greece that have met regularly since 2001 to debate, discuss and exchange opinion on the acceptability, constraints and impact of various countermeasure options and strategies. The objectives of this paper are to consolidate the main achievements of the FARMING project over the period 2000-2004, to highlight the various difficulties that were encountered and to discuss the challenges for engaging stakeholders in off-site emergency management and long-term rehabilitation in the future.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)263-274
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of environmental radioactivity
    Issue number3 SPEC. ISS.
    StatePublished - 2005

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Environmental Chemistry
    • Waste Management and Disposal
    • Pollution
    • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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