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The French case study : Network of grape production in CUMAS
The French case study : Network of grape production in CUMAS
A day of agro-ecological exhibition 
On April 4th , a technical wine-growing day was held near Clermont-Ferrand (Domaine de Chadieu) in the department of Puy-de-Dôme to discuss tillage and cavaillon (line of the vine plants) maintenance.
AAG 2019: UNISECO sessions
AAG 2019: UNISECO sessions

Many thanks to the contributors and attendees to the sessions "Agroecological Transitions in a Transatlantic Context" hosted by UNISECO at the AAG 2019 on 6th April 2019.

D2.2 - Typology of AEFS and Practices in the EU and the Selection of Case Studies published
D2.2 - Typology of AEFS and Practices in the EU and the Selection of Case Studies published

Prepared by the Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information (UZEI) and the James Hutton Institute – with contributions from all UNISECO project partners - Deliverable D2.2 from WP2 proposes a three-dimensional typology that deals with the complexity of farming systems that are transitioning towards agro-ecological farming and presents the process and outcome of the case study selection in UNISECO.

D7.2 -  A Guide to Transdisciplinarity for Partners published
D7.2 -  A Guide to Transdisciplinarity for Partners published

Prepared by the James Hutton Institute, Thünen Institute and the Agricultural University of Athens – with contributions from all UNISECO project partners - Deliverable D7.2 of WP7 describes the transdisciplinary framework for the UNISECO project and provides guidance for the engage-ment with the Multi-Actor Platforms (MAPs) to facilitate meaningful interactions for shared learning, integration and co-construction of innovative, actionable knowledge to promote agro-ecological transitions.

Swedish case study kick-off
Swedish case study kick-off

Fourteen farmers who will take part in the Swedish case study gathered for two days at the kick-off the Swedish case study on livestock farm diversification to get to know each other, receive information about the UNISECO project and to start discussing transitions to more sustainable farming practices.

1ST EU stakeholder workshop: future scenarios in European agriculture
1ST EU stakeholder workshop: future scenarios in European agriculture

What are interesting scenarios for future European agriculture to investigate in UNISECO? This question and other issues related to the participatory scenario development process being carried out as part of the territorial modelling in UNISECO were discussed with stakeholders at a workshop in Brussels on 1st March 2019.

UNISECO sessions at AAG 2019
UNISECO sessions at AAG 2019
We are organizing a stream of sessions entitled Agroecological Transitions in a Transatlantic Context on 6th April at the American Association of Geographers in Washington, DC in April 2019.
UNISECO training for on-farm sustainability assessments
UNISECO training for on-farm sustainability assessments

The UNISECO project partners were trained to carry out on-farm sustainability assessments. The training was organised by the FiBL team in preparation of the UNISECO case studies and took place from the 18th to the 23rd of February 2019 at the Organic Research Centre in Newbury England.

Seminar with DG Agri and DG ENV
Seminar with DG Agri and DG ENV

Today a joint seminar of the UNISECO and LIFT projects took place at DG Agri to introduce the UNISECO and LIFT projects to relevant units of DG Agri and DG ENV and to facilitate science-policy interaction.

Deliverable 7.1 Guidelines for the Selection of Multi-Actor Platform (MAP) Members published
Deliverable 7.1 Guidelines for the Selection of Multi-Actor Platform (MAP) Members published

Prepared by the European Landowners’ Organisation, the Agricultural University of Athens, James Hutton Institute and Thünen Institute, Deliverable D7.1 from WP7 provides guidelines for the selection of Multi-Actor Platform (MAP) members.

UNISECO presented at Scotland’s Biennial Land Use & the Environment Conference
UNISECO presented at Scotland’s Biennial Land Use & the Environment Conference

UNISECO was represented by David Miller (The James Hutton Insttitute) at Scotland’s Biennial Land Use & the Environment Conference Rewarding the Delivery of Public Goods:  How to Achieve this in Practice? 28-29 November 2018 in Edinburgh.