Agro-ecological Knowledge Hub

Agri-food value chain

  • 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 one?
  • 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

Welcome to UNISECO

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.

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CASE STUDIES

Participatory case studies to test the UNISECO methodoogical toolkit to assess the environmental, economic and social impacts of innovative strategies and incentives for agro-ecological approaches.

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NEWS

UNISECO presented at Scotland’s Biennial Land Use & the Environment Conference

UNISECO was represented by David Miller (The James Hutton Insttitute) at Scotland’s Biennial Land Use & the Environment Conference Rewarding the Delivery of Public Goods:  How to Achieve this in Practice? 28-29 November 2018 in Edinburgh.

UNISECO Project meeting in Venice

A project meeting was held between 20-22 November 2018 in Venice, Italy, organised by CREA. The objectives of the meeting were to discuss existing market and policy incentives for agro-ecological farming, the UNISECO case study selection and other interim results and upcoming tasks with the Project Advisory Group and invited stakeholders.