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How to put carbon in the soil, not in the air
How to put carbon in the soil, not in the air

Regenerative agriculture is one of the most promising solutions to the collective challenges we face – climate change, but also biodiversity loss and water scarcity. Yet if regenerative agriculture is the answer, how can we achieve deployment at scale?

UNISECO was also contributing to the discussion.

LV CASE STUDY: MULTI-CRITERIA ASSESSMENT OF TRANSITION STRATEGY POLICY INSTRUMENTS
LV CASE STUDY: MULTI-CRITERIA ASSESSMENT OF TRANSITION STRATEGY POLICY INSTRUMENTS

An ex-ante multi-criteria assessment (MCA) was undertaken via interviews with 11 MAP members of the policy instruments in Latvia to define priorities for implementation. 

The transition strategy in the Latvian case study is focussed on: 1) increasing the economic viability of conventional and organic, largely grass-based dairy farms while preserving biodiversity in grasslands and water resource quality; 2) fostering consumer demand for organic dairy products to ensure that certified organic milk is processed into organic dairy products.

FACCE-JPI virtual event: A world in transition: Journey towards a sustainable future, 26 & 27 November 2020
FACCE-JPI virtual event: A world in transition: Journey towards a sustainable future, 26 & 27 November 2020

The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) celebrates its ten year anniversary with a high-level science-policy discussion on 26 & 27 November 2020 byengaging policy makers, stakeholders and researchers to debate on new paths to assure food production, set scientific priorities and define knowledge-based policies. 

Online webinar ‘Shifting European Finance towards Food System Transformation’ , 26 November
Online webinar ‘Shifting European Finance towards Food System Transformation’ , 26 November

On 26 November (from 2pm to 4pm CET) the special webinar ‘Shifting European Finance towards Food System Transformation’ will take place. This event is hosted by Biovision Foundation, CIDSE, IPES-Food, and the AgroecologyNow group at Coventry University’s Center for Agroecology Water and Resilience (CAWR).

Online conference on the future of agriculture in Europe, 24 November 2020
Online conference on the future of agriculture in Europe, 24 November 2020

Join the free event organised by Terra Madre and Slow Food on 24 November at 10:30

An exchange will take place between representatives from the European Commission, the Ministries of Agriculture of Germany and Italy, an expert from IDDRI, a sustainable development think tank, and Slow Food farmers.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON DEVELOPING A LONG-TERM VISION FOR RURAL AREAS
PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON DEVELOPING A LONG-TERM VISION FOR RURAL AREAS

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen has announced that the European Commission has stated that it will support and enhance the potential of rural areas through the development of a Long-Term Vision for Rural Areas.

UNISECO also contributes.

EIT Food Future of Food online Conference 2020, 1-2 December
EIT Food Future of Food online Conference 2020, 1-2 December

The conference provides a high-level platform to discuss future trends and priorities in food innovation in Europe, looking at these in the broader context of both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and key objectives of the EU Food 2030 policy.

FAO-oriGIn Series of Webinars between 11 November and 2 December 2020
FAO-oriGIn Series of Webinars between 11 November and 2 December 2020

Keeping in mind that the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the point of reference for any strategy and policy towards a more sustainable future, FAO and the organization for an international GI network - oriGIn- are organizing with experts and practitioners  thematic discussions to address key aspects on how GI can maximize their contribution to sustainability.

7th UNISECO PROJECT MEETING AND STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP
7th UNISECO PROJECT MEETING AND STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP

We are having our third virtual project meeting this year between 3 and 6 November 2020. 

The objective of the meeting includes to review the status quo of the project and the progress, to prepare forthcoming activities in the WPs and to review the next steps until the next project meeting, to review the multi-actor engagement and agree on revisions and to review dissemination and exploitation.

Advocating for transformational change for agri-food systems
Advocating for transformational change for agri-food systems

UNISECO project partner Adrian Müller (FiBL) is also a panellist at the webinar on ‘Advocating for transformational change for agri-food systems’ on Monday 16th of November from 15:30 – 17:00 (CET) organised by Agroecology Europe together with ActAlliance, IPES Food, FIBL, IFOAM.

Agroecology and the reconstruction of a post-COVID-19 agriculture
Agroecology and the reconstruction of a post-COVID-19 agriculture

UNISECO project partner SLU is organising an online seminar on November 26, 15:00 –16:30 (GMT+1) featuring Miguel A. Altieri Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management.