Agro-ecological Knowledge Hub

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.

Green Farming Now! virtual conference, 17 February 2021
Green Farming Now! virtual conference, 17 February 2021

Good Food Good Farming (GFGF) host a full day virtual conference on Wednesday, 17 February to discuss how to ensure a nature-friendly future for farming in the EU. 

UNISECO PROJECT WORKSHOP, 16 February 2021
UNISECO PROJECT WORKSHOP, 16 February 2021

We are having a 4 hour online workshop today afternoon with our Stakeholder Reference Group and Project Advisory Board with short presentations and discussions in  break-out groups on a number of interesting topics.

5TH UNISECO NEWSLETTER IS OUT SOON - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
5TH UNISECO NEWSLETTER IS OUT SOON - SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

The fifth issue of our 6 monthly newsletters will be out very soon. 
In this issue you will find information on... 

Project final stage: synthesising project findings
Project final stage: synthesising project findings

The UNISECO project is now in its final stages. Through to completion in April 2021 we are finalising the project synthesis and summarising the main changes in governance and implications for sustainability of the strategies for agro-ecological transitions as a means to strengthen the sustainability of European farming systems. Those strategies were co-constructed in case studies in the 15 European countries of project partners.

Czech case study: ex-ante assessment of market and policy instruments selected to address the economic resilience of organic dairy farms
Czech case study: ex-ante assessment of market and policy instruments selected to address the economic resilience of organic dairy farms

Eleven market and policy instruments (MPIs) showing the greatest potential to solve the CS dilemma: how ensuring economic viability of organic dairy farms and thus maintain their beneficial arable land management, and to support proposed transition strategies were selected and assessed via interviews with 10 experts - members of the Czech multi-actor platform (MAP) during autumn 2020; both qualitatively via the multi-criteria analysis (MCA) and qualitatively via homogeneous questionnaire.

Challenges for agroecology development for the building of sustainable agri-food systems
Challenges for agroecology development for the building of sustainable agri-food systems

This is the title of the editorial article in the latest issue Vol 47, No 3 (2020) of the open access Int. Journal of Agriculture and Natural Resources focusing on agroecology. Thanks to the guest editor Prof. András Székács a review article on agroecology initiatives in Hungary - also referencing UNISECO - was published. Read abstracts and download full articles.

6th Hungarian Permaculture, Agroforestry and Traditional Fruit Growing conference, online, 22 January 2021
6th Hungarian Permaculture, Agroforestry and Traditional Fruit Growing conference, online, 22 January 2021

The key theme of the conference is the role of soil in alternative agricultural systems: how can we conserve, regenerate and build this treasure for our common future, how can we conserve, regenerate and build this treasure for our common future. UNISECO staff member, Alfréd Szilágyi will make a presentation about the soil ecosystem services and also facilitate a workshop in the afternoon about possibilities of soil amendments in permaculture systems.