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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.

save the date: VIRTUAL UNISECO final conference 18-19 March 2021
save the date: VIRTUAL UNISECO final conference 18-19 March 2021

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce that the final conference of the UNISECO project will take place on the 18th and 19th of March 2021. The conference was planned to take place in Brussels, Belgium, but due to the Covid-19 pandemic the conference will be virtual.

H2020 UNISECO Project for the Farm to Fork Strategy
H2020 UNISECO Project for the Farm to Fork Strategy

The challenges of producing enough food and biomass while preserving soil, water and biodi-versity cannot be solved only by dominant types of conventional agriculture. Agro-ecological approaches are fundamental for sustainable food production in the future. The key dilemma is how to produce sufficient public goods whilst having viable production of private goods securing economic and social sustainability at a farm level, which is not too dependent on public funds.

EIP-AGRI online workshop: Shaping the EU mission ’Caring for soil is caring for life’ 20 – 21 October 2020
EIP-AGRI online workshop: Shaping the EU mission ’Caring for soil is caring for life’ 20 – 21 October 2020

60-70% of European soils are currently unhealthy. To restore soil health in the EU and beyond, the European Commission (EC) has established the Mission: Caring for Soil is Caring for Life with a clear mandate to support sustainable soil use and management throughout the Union.

Farm to Fork 2020 virtual conference - Building sustainable food systems together 15 - 16 October 2020
Farm to Fork 2020 virtual conference - Building sustainable food systems together 15 - 16 October 2020

Scheduled around the World Food Day this conference was the first in what was an annual gathering of European stakeholders willing to engage and help shape the EU's path towards sustainable food systems.

18th EURegionsWeek: Regional Living Labs for Agroecology
18th EURegionsWeek: Regional Living Labs for Agroecology

UNSIECO was following and contributing to the Green Europe theme session "Regional Living Labs for Agroecology" on 20 October 2020. You can reach the recording of the session here.

EU Green Week 2020, 19-20 October 2020 - Nature and Biodiversity
EU Green Week 2020, 19-20 October 2020 - Nature and Biodiversity

After the adoption of a new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 in May, Green Week highlighted the contribution biodiversity can make to society and the economy, and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, bringing jobs and sustainable growth.

Public Webinar on ‘Pathways for advancing pesticide policies’, 20 October 2020
Public Webinar on ‘Pathways for advancing pesticide policies’, 20 October 2020

Co-hosted by the World Food System Center and the Agricultural Economics and Policy Group of ETH Zurich key challenges and present pathways for advancing European pesticide policies were discussed at a Zoom webinar on 20 October 2020.