The scope includes the development and application of systems analysis methodologies in the following areas:
- Systems approaches in the sustainable intensification of agriculture; pathways for sustainable intensification; crop-livestock integration; farm-level resource allocation; quantification of benefits and trade-offs at farm to landscape levels; integrative, participatory and dynamicmodelling approaches for qualitative and quantitative assessments of agricultural systems and decision making;
- The interactions between agricultural and non-agricultural landscapes; the multiple services of agricultural systems; food securityand the environment;
- Global change and adaptation science; transformational adaptations as driven by changes in climate, policy, values and attitudes influencing the design of farming systems;
- Development and application of farming systems design tools and methods for impact, scenario and case study analysis; managing the complexities of dynamic agricultural systems; innovation systems and multi stakeholder arrangements that support or promote change and (or) inform policy decisions.
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