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Innovation projects in Saxony-Anhalt start implementation with enthusiasm

The four selected Operational Groups (OGs) of the 3rd EIP-Agri Call for Funding officially started their implementation on 30.07.2020 in Hedersleben,...

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21 municipalities from 21 EU countries on the way to become Smart Villages

Between March and May 2020, the EU-funded 'Smart Rural 21 Project' received more than 700 applications from rural communities across Europe that want...

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Achieving sustainability: Indicators and Management Tools for UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO biosphere reserves are internationally recognised model regions for sustainable development. With the development of a set of indicators and...

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Ad hoc study on the promotion of regional quality products in Rhineland-Palatinate

Since 2015, Rhineland-Palatinate has been promoting investments in the processing and marketing of regional products within the framework of regional...

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'Sustainability is booming' - despite or because of Covid-19

At the 2nd coordinators' meeting of the SDG model region Pfälzerwald, it was agreed that sustainability issues are not a luxury task, but gaining in...

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Integrate climate action into the CAP

Agriculture must also contribute to achieving the climate protection goals to which Germany has committed itself. The CAP is of great importance for...

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Geo-Nature Park Bergstrasse-Odenwald with new management plan for the next 10 years

On 02.06.2020, after a development process of more than one and a half years, the recently adopted management plan of the Geo-Nature Park...

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"Developing a cultural landscape. Strengthen agriculture. Experience the Regional Park"

Together with the Rhine-Main Regional Park (RP), the Institute for Rural Structural Research (IfLS) is developing the action plan "Developing Cultural...

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Participation of economic and social partners in the development of the CAP Strategic Plan for the Federal Republic of Germany

Now that the EU Parliament's agricultural committee has decided on 'transitional provisions', everything points to a two-year interim phase until the...

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"Smart Villages" - Launch of the project website and extension of the application deadline until 11 May 2020!

Since March 2020, municipalities in rural areas throughout Europe have been able to apply for support on the way to a 'Smart Village' within the...

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Online platform strengthens sustainable food system

The BioFinanz portal is an online source of information about various alternative financing models in the agricultural and food industry, presenting...

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The ifls-journal 25_20 is here!

For the 25th time, and for the first time in English (coming soon), we present the status of our current or completed projects, inform about...

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Tracking down possible uses of non-marketable eggs

At the beginning of the year the IfLS, in cooperation with Bioland and demeter, started the research project "Organic eggs from small production units...

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Making land use conflicts of renewable energies tangible

A central challenge of sustainable development is the balancing of different objectives. The LaNuKon project tries to make this experienceable through...

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More than digitisation: Rural communities on the way to a 'smart village' - applications possible until May 11th, 2020!

Communities in rural areas looking for support and inspiration to become a 'smart village' can now apply for the EU-funded 'Smart Rural Project'. The...

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Action urgently needed for more sustainability in EU agricultural policy

The European Union's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is about to undergo a further reform. As before any previous reform, there is a debate on what...

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Reward regional social-ecological achievements of organic farming

Developing an awareness of the social-ecological services of organic farming, thereby creating appreciation and generating regional added value – this...

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New application round for innovative agricultural projects in Rhineland-Palatinate

On November 20, 2019, the EAFRD Managing Authority launched the 3rd call for proposals for the establishment of Operational Groups (OG) under EIP-Agri...

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