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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.
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2nd UNISECO newsletter is out soon - subscribe to our newsletter

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

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.

8th AIEAA Conference, Pistoia, 13-14 June 2019
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
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.
UNISECO case studies
UNISECO case studies

Participatory case studies are carried out in 15 European countries to analyse how socio-economic and policy barriers for agro-ecological transitions can be addressed.

This will feed into the co-construction of innovative management strategies and market and policy incentives promoting agro-ecological transitions and the assessment of the sustainability implications and trade-offs of the different transition paths. 

Mission possible? International Conference on Agricultural Biodiversity
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
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
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.