Agro-ecological Knowledge Hub


Agri Innovation Summit 2019, 25-26 June 2019

UNISECO will be also present at the event dedicated to the contribution of the European Innovation Partnership on Agricultural Productivity & Sustainability (EIP-AGRI) for the transition to agroecology.

8th AIEAA Conference, Pistoia, 13-14 June 2019

UNISECO will be represented by the CREA and Thuenen Teams at the 8th AIEAA Conference “Tomorrow's Food. Diet transition and its implications on health and the environment” in Pistoia, 13-14 June 2019.

7 June 2019: World Food Safety Day

There is an increased awareness that the challenges of producing enough food and biomass while preserving soil, water and biodiversity cannot be solved only by the types of conventional agriculture that dominate currently.
Agro-ecological approaches and eco-functional intensification are fundamental for sustainable healthy food production in the future.

Mission possible? International Conference on Agricultural Biodiversity

As a side event to the International Nature Film Festival in Gödöllő, Hungary key actors of agriculture and nature conservation sectors jointly analysed the processes, assess their role and outline future trends at the conference organised by Birdlife Hungary in the frame of the project "Cross border protection of Great Bustard in Central Europe" (LIFE15 NAT/ AT000834) on the main causes of loss of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. 


UNISECO 1st Annual Meeting and Stakeholder Workshop in Helsinki

The 1st Annual Meeting and Stakeholder Workshop was held between 7-10 May 2019 in Helsinki, Finland, organised by LUKE.

Final Conference of the COFARM Project

UNISECO will be also presented at the Final Conference of CO-FARM on the 24th April 2019 in Brussels.

The French case study : Network of grape production in CUMAS

A day of agro-ecological exhibition 
On April 4th , a technical wine-growing day was held near Clermont-Ferrand (Domaine de Chadieu) in the department of Puy-de-Dôme to discuss tillage and cavaillon (line of the vine plants) maintenance.

AAG 2019: UNISECO sessions

Many thanks to the contributors and attendees to the sessions "Agroecological Transitions in a Transatlantic Context" hosted by UNISECO at the AAG 2019 on 6th April 2019.

UNISECO sessions at AAG 2019

We are organizing a stream of sessions entitled Agroecological Transitions in a Transatlantic Context on 6th April at the American Association of Geographers in Washington, DC in April 2019.

UNISECO training for on-farm sustainability assessments

The UNISECO project partners were trained to carry out on-farm sustainability assessments. The training was organised by the FiBL team in preparation of the UNISECO case studies and took place from the 18th to the 23rd of February 2019 at the Organic Research Centre in Newbury England.

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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.

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AEFS scenarios through participatory modeling approach

In the UNISECO project we will design a future vison for agro-ecological farming systems (AEFS) in the EU. 

The UNISECO flyer is now available

Download the UNISECO flyer from the Resources page.

UNISECO-LIFT regional meeting of partners in Hungary

Hungarian teams of the UNISECO and the LIFT projects funded under the same topic SFS-29-2017 met on 11 October 2018.

UNISECO presented at the GfÖ conference

The 48th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland took place from the 10th - 14th of September 2018 in Vienna, Austria. The UNISECO project was introduced in the agro-ecology session of the conference.
Further information about the event can be found on the conference website

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UNISECO presented at PROVIDE regional final conference in Italy

UNISECO was presented by Andrea Povellato (CREA) at the regional final conference of the PROVIDE (Providing smart delivery of public goods by EU Agriculture and forestry) Horizon 2020 project on 11 July 2018 in Bologna, Italy.

UNISECO discussed at French EIP Committee meeting

On 6th of June 2018 Philippe Fleury presented UNISECO project at the French European Innovation Partnerships advisory committee : objectives, organization,  workpackages, policy and scientific stakes of UNISECO.

UNISECO collaborates with fellow project financed under topic SFS-29-2017: LIFT

Co-operation activities are envisaged in the SFS-29-2017 topic. Contacts with the LIFT project (Low-Input Farming and Territories - Integrating knowledge for improving ecosystem-based farming) consortium have been established.

UNISECO Kick-off in Braunschweig

18 partners from 16 European countries came together in Braunschweig, Germany between 28 and 30 May 2018 to mark the start of the three-year research project “UNISECO: Understanding and improving the sustainability of agro-ecological farming systems in the EU”.