The PACTORES project is organized into three work packages (WPs 1–3), each focusing on a specific aspect of the project structure, alongside separate coordination and communication WPs.
WP1: Assessment of social and policy dimensions of Mediterranean rangeland systems
WP1 focuses on the social dimensions of the APS of the case studies. Supply (the agro-pastoralists) and demand (society) are closely linked with agricultural and land use policies as well as elements of multilevel governance. The main goal of WP1 is to identify bottlenecks in these policies at the regional, Mediterranean, and EU levels, and to make recommendations for policy adaptations through a bottom-up approach.
WP2: Agro-pastoral socio-ecosystem services in the Mediterranean
WP2 addresses the ecological dynamics of pastoral ecosystems, emphasizing the functions that determine the delivery of ES to society and their linkage to livestock management methods. The specific ES and functions to be addressed will be determined according to the challenges identified in each case study.
WP3: Economic sustainability assessment: Addressing the financial performance of APS and their productive rationality
WP3 addresses the economic performance and rationality of the pastoral communities. Different pastoral farm typologies will be examined (i.e., different forms of farm diversification), comparing their economic performance in terms of resource allocation and revenue. Keeping in mind the multifunctional nature of APS, the focus will be on the economic value of both traded and non-traded outputs.