Agricultural Socioecological Systems

Resilience, sustainability and governance of agricultural systems in the face of global change.

Human well-being, resource sustainability and food security in traditional agrifood systems are increasingly challenged by the growing social and environmental uncertainties of our global world. The reference research group on Agricultural Socioecological systems, SISEC, aims to understand how agrifood systems respond to these challenges and to find robust solutions for their successful adaptation to globalization and climate change. 

SISEC research focuses on the governance, resilience and sustainability of agricultural and livestock systems, and examines the strong interactions between the social, ecological and institutional components of agrifood systems. The group is formed by a multidisciplinary team from the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR) and Agri-Food Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (CITA). Our research articulates into five main areas:

Research Lines

Sustainability and Resilience

Sustainability and resilience of agri-food systems. 


Governance of natural resources. 

Evolution and Future Scenarios

Evolution of agri-food systems and adaptation.

Policy Design

Agri-environmental policy analysis.

Behavioral Analysis

Behavior of the agents of socio-ecological systems.