Here are some highlights what you can find in this issue:
What UNISECO is all about?
UNISECO is an EC funded 3-year Horizon 2020 research and innovation action aiming at strengthening the sustainability of EU farming systems through co-constructing improved and practice validated strategies and incentives for the promotion of improved agro-ecological approaches.
Since our 2nd newsletter in July 2019 many things have happened in UNISECO. The project has passed its first half by the end of October. We had our 4th Project Meeting and International Stakeholder Workshop in November in Basel.
Furthermore, from the 3rd issue of our newsletter you can get to know:
What are the latest developments in our project?
By now, empirical data of 144 farms have been collected during detailed farm visits and their current economic, environmental and social performance assessed. Partners analysed the governance networks in the case studies supporting AEFS and had workshops on reviewing existing market incentives and policy instruments and evaluating transition drivers and barriers.
- Read the story maps of the case studies.
What are the latest deliverables in UNISECO?
- Download and read our latest reports e.g. on environmental economic and social performance of current AEFS, database on the performance of current AEFS, governance networks supporting AEFS, prototype of the spatially explicit interactive online tool and functions.
Where and how are we networking?
- UNISECO was present at many events including the ODT Forum, Soil Health Conference, ESP 10 World Conference, 9th ESSC International Congress, 2nd Agroecology Europe Forum, International Workshop: Nature Friendly Farming
- UNISECO is included and published in the EIP-Agri projects database
What are the upcoming international events where you can meet us?
- There are several events on our list, e.g. the 14th European Farming Systems Conference in March, 5th UNISECO Project Meeting and International Stakeholder Workshop in May, the 9th AIEAA conference in June, where we plan to have a session co-organised with the LIFT H2020 project, and the XVI EAAE Congress in August.
We hope you will enjoy delving into the latest info about our project. Thank you for reading!
The UNISECO project team
Your active engagement is important to ensure that the innovative tools, approaches and policy recommendations that we develop reﬂect the views of those who are directly involved in delivering or seeking to strengthen the sustainability of EU farming systems through co-constructing improved and practice validated strategies and incentives for the promotion of improved agro-ecological approaches.
THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO GET INVOLVED IN UNISECO:
- Participate in national workshops
- Contribute to our virtual Multi-Actor Platform online community (MAP-NEF)
- Take part in the case studies
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