Agro-ecological Knowledge Hub

Farmers and 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 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

UPCOMING: 3rd Agroecology Europe Forum, 9-12 June 2021, Barcelona, Spain
UPCOMING: 3rd Agroecology Europe Forum, 9-12 June 2021, Barcelona, Spain

Following the 2 first successful editions of the Forum in 2017 in Lyon, France and in 2019 in Heraklion, Crete, the third edition will have the theme: Agroecology for regeneration of our food systems and communities
More information on the programme will follow.

UPCOMING: Seminar ”From Farm to Fork” Sustainable Food Systems and the EU Green Deal,  8 October 2020, Brussels
UPCOMING: Seminar ”From Farm to Fork” Sustainable Food Systems and the EU Green Deal, 8 October 2020, Brussels

Sustainable Food Systems and the EU Green Deal,  8 October 2020, Brussels

5TH UNISECO PROJECT MEETING WITH STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP, 12-15 MAY 2020
5TH UNISECO PROJECT MEETING WITH STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP, 12-15 MAY 2020

UNISECO went online virtually in Brasov, Romania with its 5th project meeting and stakeholder workshop due to the CoVid19 situation.

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