Farming culture in transition to sustainable development – a practice approach

Funding: Academy of Finland (post doc researcher)
Website: (SYKE - Finnish Environment Institute)


The research project examines changes in cultivation practices at Finnish farms after Finland’s inclusion in the EU in 1995. Using practice theory, the project aims at identifying reasons behind the adoption of environmentally friendly cultivation practices including for example no-till methods.

The project develops practice theory in relation to the study of sustainability transition focusing especially on farming culture related factors. The results aid in designing more effective agri-environmental policies and bear generalizability to other fields besides farming.

Participant: Suvi Huttunen