Agro-ecological Knowledge Hub

Farmers and Agri-food system

  • How can agro-ecological approaches help you to produce healthy food in an economical viable and environmental sustainable way?
  • What can farmers, food producers and retailers locally do to produce healthy food economically viable yet environmentally sustainable manner?
  • What are opportunities for you as a farmer, food producer or retailer to invest and cooperate in developing and using agro-ecological approaches?

NGOs, civic organisations, local community

  • How can agro-ecological approaches address local issues and improve the sustainability of agriculture in your community or area?
  • How can you as NGO, civic organisation, local community representative, local citizen or community group get involved in the implementation of agro-ecological approaches?
  • How can you advance, share your knowledge, identify opportunities, address local issues, co-construct and implement a strategy for local/regional agro-ecological food systems?

Consumers

  • How can agro-ecological approaches address problems of diet-based ill-health and malnutrition?
  • How can agro-ecological approaches contribute to feeding you in a healthy and sustainable manner?

What can UNISECO offer you?
Explore the questions UNISECO is in progress to seek answers for.

Authorities and Administration

  • How effective are innovative strategies and incentives in strengthening the sustainability of farming systems?
  • How can policies at national and regional level promote and support the implementation of the innovative strategies?
  • How can innovative policy incentives be administered in practice?

EC, international bodies, governments

  • What are the socio-economic and policy drivers and barriers for further development and implementation of agro-ecological approaches?
  • What opportunities exist for EU policies to support agro-ecological farming systems?

Science and innovation

  • How research needs from practice and policy embedded in a systemic assessment of the sustainability of agro-ecological farming can advance knowledge sharing and strengthen the implementation of European policies and solving societal challenges?

ABOUT

UNISECO is a European research project aiming to develop innovative approaches to enhance the understanding of socio-economic and policy drivers and barriers for further development and implementation of agro-ecological practices in EU farming systems.

CASE STUDIES

There is an increased awareness that agro-ecological farming systems (AEFS) are fundamental for sustainable food production in the future. The key dilemma is how to produce public goods whilst having viable production of private goods, securing economic and social sustainability at a farm level, which is not overly dependent on public funds. The ambition of UNISECO is to address this key dilemma through co-constructing improved, practice-validated strategies and incentives for the promotion of AEFS in participatory case studies in 15 European Countries.

For the detailed case study information and story maps please click on the respective parts of the overview map on this page.

PROJECT NEWS & EVENTS

H2020 UNISECO Project for the Farm to Fork Strategy
H2020 UNISECO Project for the Farm to Fork Strategy

The challenges of producing enough food and biomass while preserving soil, water and biodi-versity cannot be solved only by dominant types of conventional agriculture. Agro-ecological approaches are fundamental for sustainable food production in the future. The key dilemma is how to produce sufficient public goods whilst having viable production of private goods securing economic and social sustainability at a farm level, which is not too dependent on public funds.

4th UNISECO NEWSLETTER IS OUT
4th UNISECO NEWSLETTER IS OUT

Dear Reader,

We are very pleased to inform you that we have just released the 4th issue of the UNISECO Project Newsletter.

You may access and browse or download the PDF version here.

Here are some highlights what you can find in this issue:

save the date: UNISECO final conference 18-19 March 2021
save the date: UNISECO final conference 18-19 March 2021

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the final conference of the UNISECO project will take place on the 18th and 19th of March 2021. The conference is planned to take place in Brussels, Belgium, but depending on the situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic this coming winter, the conference might be moved online.

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