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.

FINAL CONFERENCE

Save the date: VIRTUAL UNISECO final conference 18-19 March 2021

PROJECT NEWS & EVENTS

Online conference on the future of soil conservation farming in Hungary, 2 March 2021
Online conference on the future of soil conservation farming in Hungary, 2 March 2021

The Hungarian team of UNISECO in cooperation with the National Chamber of Agricutlure hereby invites you to its online Conference on the future of soil conservation farming in Hungary on 2 March 2021. For more information and registration pelase visit the conference page.

Rural Vision Week: Imagining the future of Europe’s rural areas, 22-26 March 2021
Rural Vision Week: Imagining the future of Europe’s rural areas, 22-26 March 2021

The ENRD, in close cooperation with the European Commission, is organising a virtual event - ‘Rural Vision Week: Imagining the future of Europe’s rural areas’ between 22 and 26 March 2021.

 

CoR opinion on agroecology: measures to foster agroecology in the EU
CoR opinion on agroecology: measures to foster agroecology in the EU

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has published its official opinionon Agroecology putting forward a comprehensive set of measures to foster agroecology in the EU.

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