Sustainable food experts call for research regime change

Agroecology, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Intensification … Read a write up and a discussion paper from the Centre for Agroecology and Food Security (CAFS)

Guidelines for the conservation and characterization of plant, animal and microbial biodiversity.

Presentazione delle Linee Guida sulla Biodiversità agricola, Piano Nazionale sulla Biodiversità di interesse agricolo il 21 Novembre 2012 a Bologna

The Guidelines for the conservation and characterization of plant, animal and microbial biodiversity of interest to agriculture in Italy will be presented on 21 November in Bologna, Italy

Guidelines for the conservation and characterization of plant, animal and microbial biodiversity of interest to agriculture – Italy

Protection of biodiversity has gained strategic importance at both the national and international level.
In the last few years Italy, aware of its role, gave way to a series of actions with the objective to share and agree between State, Regions and Autonomous Provinces agri-environmental strategies.
Read more in English and Italian about the guidelines that take into account the protection of plant and animal biodiversity as well as food-related microbial and soil diversity.

Gathering on Farmers’ Ecological Knowledge in Spain

Écologie Paysanne, October 18th to 20th 2012 Worldwide, peasant societies have accumulated empirical knowledge in the territory they occupy, the results of centuries of observation and experimentation. Through the concept of “peasant ecological knowledge”, we mark our commitment to the complex relationship between a territory, its natural resources and the persons or communities who live […]

ELN-FAB Newsletter, No. 6, May 2012

The European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity (ELN-FAB) has released Newsletter No. 6. ELN-FAB Newsletter No. 6 (May 2012) Other issues of the newsletter can be found at the bottom of this web page A wealth of information can be found on the initiative’s web site http://www.eln-fab.eu/ =============================================== The ELN-FAB project is currently financially supported […]

Participatory research and on-farm management of agricultural biodiversity in Europe.

By Michel Pimbert, with a foreword by Colin Tudge Drawing on experience in Europe and the wider literature, this paper offers some critical reflections on how—and under what conditions—the EU might support the development of innovative participatory approaches for the management of agricultural biodiversity in Europe. Recommendations for the European Union and its citizens are […]