Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships

Each year the EUROPARC Federation, in cooperation with the Alfred Toepfer Foundation (D), awards three Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships, each worth 3000€, to promising young conservationists. The application period for the 2010 scholarships has already begun. The aim of the Scholarships is to enhance international cooperation and to advance the quality, innovation and European […]

European Congress on Conservation Agriculture 2010 Madrid, Spain

After the initial years when only a few farmers knew the concept of Conservation Agriculture and research groups began to study its environmental benefits, we are now at a stage in which the techniques are already known in the agricultural sector and new lines of research are being developed, focused on the study and resolution […]

Better targeted agricultural spending could enhance biodiversity protection

Continuous change in agricultural land use directly affects Europe’s biodiversity. A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) finds that Common Agricultural Policy payments could be used more effectively to support High Nature Value farmland and help halt biodiversity loss ….Read More.

European Learning Network on Functional Agrobiodiversity

Author: Veronica Mikos The European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity (ELN-FAB) project aims to accumulate knowledge on how biodiversity can be mobilized to increase sustainable agricultural production, to provide a platform for exchange of knowledge and practical experiences between farmers, policymakers and scientists to enable fast and effective implementation of best practices and to promote […]