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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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Future prospects for the Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park

On 31.08.2020, 17 representatives of the association Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park met in the town hall of Fritzlar (under adherence to the valid...

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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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