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Foundations for a national peatland protection strategy: synopsis published

Peatlands and organic soils play an important role in protecting biodiversity and the climate, for example as habitats for endangered animal and plant...

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Acting for the climate: How EU agricultural policy could contribute to climate protection

The current issue of 'Forschung Frankfurt', the science magazine of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, is dedicated to the climate crisis from...

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Pathways towards biodiversity-enhancing dairy production: the first support group meeting in the GOBIOM project

In the context of the GOBIOM project, the first virtual meeting with the monitoring group took place at the beginning of December. The aim of the...

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Innovation and collaboration - and what happens next?

The EU funding period 2014-2020 is coming to an end - despite the upcoming transition years - and more and more EIP-Agri and cooperation projects are...

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Experts discuss the goals of the RegioSÖL approaches

Involving regional actors and experts in the development of the RegioSÖL approaches for assessing, communicating and rewarding is a central approach...

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LEAN project completed - All German training modules and case studies online

The LEAN project ('Learning on Entrepreneurship & Agriculture for New farmers') was officially concluded with a final digital meeting on 23.11.20....

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Developing resilient and efficient mixed farming and agroforestry systems in Europe: MIXED-Kick-off meeting

Recently, the EU project ‘MIXED’ was launched which investigates the advantages of mixed agricultural and agroforestry systems (MiFAS) in terms of...

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Learning and acting sustainably in the Rhine-Taunus Nature Park

On 22.10.2020, a joint workshop with regional actors on the future direction of 'Education for Sustainable Development' (ESD) in the area of the...

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How to get started in farming?

On October 07th, a two-hour online workshop took place to present a freely accessible training program for newcomers and lateral entrants to...

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High demand for innovation funding in Rhineland-Palatinate

On October 2, 2020, the evaluation committee of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate met in Mainz to select the applications submitted in the third call...

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With mixed farming and agroforestry systems into the future

Climate change and more extreme weather conditions make it necessary to strengthen the resilience of European agriculture and make more efficient use...

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Exchange of experience on grazing in the chance.natur project 'New pastoral paths in the Palatinate Forest'

After the Institute for Environmental Studies (IUS) and the Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS) had conducted initial surveys and planning...

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Practical working tools for sustainability assessments in biosphere reserves

The last meeting of the project advisory group of the BR Quality Assurance project took place on Monday, September 28, 2020. During the last two...

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Online Workshop "New or lateral entry into agriculture": Registration until 05.10.20

On 07.10.2020 from 14:00-16:00 the Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS) offers an introduction to the new, freely accessible training...

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Romrods citizens shape their city

On Tuesday, 22 September 2020, the final presentation of the Integrated Rural Development Concept with spatial and thematic focus ('SILEK'), took...

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Company outing and ifls-day 2020: Further development of the ifls strategy in Limburg

For this year's company outing, combined with a workshop, we visited the Hessian Limburg for two days. In the morning of the 15th, we started directly...

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Presentation of the 'Current and alternative utilisation of non-marketable eggs' project at the Bonn Nutrition Days

This year's Bonn Nutrition Days, organized by the Federal Center for Nutrition (BfZE), took place under the motto 'Eating becomes different -...

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What role does regionality play in evaluation approaches to sustainable organic farming?

The joint project on the RegioSÖL approach aims at better assessing and renumerating the regional social-ecological services (SÖL) of organic farming....

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