Social acceptance can be, in general terms, described as how well the goals and actions respond to the values and appreciations of the citizens. In the OPAL-Life project, we are primarily interested about farmers’ views concerning land use optimization principles, sustainable intensification practices and climate change. But we also explore the views of a larger public in Finland concerning the future paths of agriculture.

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A proposed action becomes more easily practicable, when it is economically reasonable. Regional level large scale land use optimisations may or may not follow economic rationality of farm level decision making, or likely outcomes of competitive markets. For this reason, revealing the economic sustainability of the land use optimisation is crucial for realization of the potential value added of the project for the farmers of specific farm type, and for the studied region as a whole.

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