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

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.

ABOUT

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.

PROJECT NEWS & EVENTS

4th UNISECO project meeting with stakeholder workshop, 12-15 November 2019
4th UNISECO project meeting with stakeholder workshop, 12-15 November 2019

The 4th project meeting and workshop with members of the UNISECO Multi-Actor Platforms and Project Advisory Group is hosted by FiBL between 12 and 15 November 2019 and takes place at the Bildungszentrum 21 in Basel, Switzerland.

UPCOMING: Soil Health Conference, 14 November 2019, Budapest
UPCOMING: Soil Health Conference, 14 November 2019, Budapest

Soil Health Conference 2019 lines up 19 industry professionals – farmers, consultants, researchers – who are going to talk about their experiences regarding nutrient management in regenerative agriculture systems. UNISECO - through its Hungarian case study - will be there.

ENRD Workshop Agriculture and environment, 6 November 2019
ENRD Workshop Agriculture and environment, 6 November 2019

ENRD Workshop: ‘Agriculture and environment: speaking the same language within the CAP Strategic Plans’, 6 November 2019, Brussels, Belgium. UNISECO was be there to contribute to the discussions on how to design effective interventions to deliver environmental objectives in the future CAP SPs.

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