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HU case study: conservation tillage - the role of demo farms
HU case study: conservation tillage - the role of demo farms

The HU case study focuses on analysing conservation tillage as a first step to move away from conventional tillage systems to combat climate change, retaining soil moisture and supporting healthy soils and biodiversity.

9th ESSC International Congress, 26-28 September 2019
9th ESSC International Congress, 26-28 September 2019

UNISECO was present - through its Hungarian case study on soil conservation management - at the 9th International Congress of the European Society for Soil Conservation. The Focus of the Congress was ‘Soil’s Contribution to People: from Food to Life Supporting Services’.

2nd Agroecology Europe Forum
2nd Agroecology Europe Forum

UNISECO was represented at the 2nd Agroecology Europe Forum in Heraklion, island of Crete, Greece, 26-28 September 2019. 

Social network analysis workshop in the German case study
Social network analysis workshop in the German case study

A workshop was held yesterday with local actors at the Landwirtschaftskammer in Nienburg / Weser to identify and discuss governance networks and processes that do (or could) influence agro-ecological transitions of arable farming systems.

International Workshop: Nature Friendly Farming
International Workshop: Nature Friendly Farming

UNISECO was present at the International Workshop: Nature Friendly Farming: Transforming the CAP for nature and people, 9 September 2019 in  Brussels.

D6.1 – Report on the Prototype of the Spatially Explicit Interactive Online Tool and Functions
D6.1 – Report on the Prototype of the Spatially Explicit Interactive Online Tool and Functions

Prepared by LUKE and Thünen Institute this Deliverable outlines a prototype of a spatially explicit interactive online tool (Deliverable D6.3) and outlines the objectives for the development of a methodological handbook on transdisciplinary sustainability assessment (Deliverable D6.4).

UNISECO 2nd NEWSLETTER IS OUT
UNISECO 2nd NEWSLETTER IS OUT

We are very pleased to inform you that we have just released the 2nd issue of the UNISECO Project Newsletter.
You may access, browse or download the PDF version HERE

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ENRD Seminar on Bioeconomy
ENRD Seminar on Bioeconomy

On 3 July 2019 UNISECO also participated at the ENRD Seminar on Bioeconomy: Seizing the opportunities for rural Europe' with interesting discussions on carbon sinks in rural areas, key barriers to scaling up rural bioeconomy initiatives and examples of policy coherence enabling rural bioenergy production.

Agri Innovation Summit 2019, 25-26 June 2019
Agri Innovation Summit 2019, 25-26 June 2019

UNISECO was presented at the Agri Innovation summit (AIS) 2019 in Normandy on 25 and 26 June 2019 which was dedicated to the contribution of the European Innovation Partnership on Agricultural Productivity & Sustainability (EIP-AGRI) to the transition to agroecology. Read the UNISECO poster here.

D5.1 Inventory of Market and Policy Incentives Supporting AEFS published
D5.1 Inventory of Market and Policy Incentives Supporting AEFS published

Prepared by the Baltic Environmental Forum Latvia and CREA – with contributions from all UNISECO project partners - Deliverable D5.1 from WP5 presents the results of an inventory of examples of market and policy incentives, implemented at different levels (EU, national and local), that serve to support transition processes towards Agro-Ecological Farming Systems (AEFS).

Preserving soil quality and soil health in arable farming: The case study in Hungary
Preserving soil quality and soil health in arable farming: The case study in Hungary

On 13 June 2019 a field day for farmers was organised by Démétér Biosystems in Somogy county at one of the UNISECO case study farms to discuss about the direct effects of climate change, the importance of soil health, soil carbon, the use of cover crops, as well as technical details and practices of cultivating maize and sunflower with no-till methods.