Assessing sustainability of local production systems: A proposal based on socio-ecological resilience and collaboration

Sustainability and resilience are considered the base for reaching a balanced functioning of socio-ecological systems, facing internal conditions and external shocks. However, there is no agreement on how to get a good measure of both concepts to allow for managing local production systems in that sense. An interdisciplinary research group from seven universities in the Centre-West of Argentina, have developed an analytic-methodological proposal to
assess sustainability of local production systems, based on the concept of resilience of socio-ecological systems (RA, 2010). The result of its two-year research, a methodology for assessing sustainability of production systems is presented in this brief. The possibility for applying this methodology rests on a collaborative process between science and policy to improve resilience, and therefore sustainability of local production systems.

Read the full brief below and share your comments.
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/5942Assessing%20sustainability%20of%20local%20production%20systems%20-%20a%20proposal%20based%20on%20socio-ecological%20resilience%20and%20collaboration.pdf

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