Overview of six French evaluation methods of sustainability in agriculture (adapted from Feschet and Bockstaller, 2014).
|Name of the method||Period of construction||Type of production||Scale||Dimensions of||Decomposition||Number o||Number of indicators||Comments: objectives, type of indicators, aggregation method|
|IDEA (Zahm et al., 2008)||2000–2008||Arable, livestock, winegrowing||Farm||Economic, social and environmental||Scale/ component/ indicator||10||42||Evaluation of sustainability at farm level to|
|make farmers sensitive to this stake. Use of|
|causal indicators for environmental dimension,|
|sum of scores within each dimension. The|
|global sustainability score is the worst of the|
|Diagnostic de||2010||Dairy production||Farm||Economic, social and environmental||Dimension/ criteria/ indicator||18||34||Evaluation of sustainability at farm level to|
|durabilité – RAD||make farmers sensitive to this stake. No|
|(Féret, 2004)||aggregation of indicators.|
|DAESE – OTPA (Guillaumin et al., 2007)||2003–2007||Arable, livestock, winegrowing||Farm||Economic, social environmental||Axis/ compartment/ indicator||19||120||A large range of (causal) indicators to monitor|
|change in management regarding sustainability|
|for a farm network at regional (national) level.|
|EVAD (Rey-Valette et al., 2009)||2005–2008||Aquaculture||Farm,||Economic,||Dimension/||13||230||Decision aid tool for action, design and|
|production||social, institutionala and||principles/||selection of a wide range of indicators (from|
|MASC 2.0 (Craheix et al., 2012)||2005–2012||Arable crops||Cropping system||Economic, social and environmental||Dimension/||8||39||Evaluate and rank cropping systems by|
|aggregated||identifying strong and weak points regarding|
|criteria/||sustainability. Use of predictive effect|
|basic criteria/||indicators when possible.|
|indicator||Aggregation thanks to DEXi software.|
|DEXiPM (Pelzer et al., 2012)||2007–2011||Arable crops||Cropping system||Economic, social and environmental||Dimension/||8||61||Rapid ex ante evaluation of innovative|
|caggregated||cropping systems to select the most performant|
|criteria/||ones. Causal qualitative indicators aggregated|
|basic criteria/||in qualitative predictive effect indicators.|
|indicator/||Aggregation with DEXi software|
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