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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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Five new operational groups in Hesse can now also be discovered interactively

During the 65th Agricultural Week South Hesse in Gernsheim on January 27th, representatives of five so-called Operational Groups (OG) received...

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How to strengthen sustainable management in biosphere reserves?

In the biosphere reserves Spreewald and South-East Rügen, the IfLS organised workshops on sustainable management together with the respective...

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Launch of the SDG.imp project in the Bliesgau biosphere reserve

The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) often poses a challenge for regional actors in large-scale protected areas. It begins...

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Sustainability in the Pfälzerwald Biosphere Reserve: Eight municipalities commit themselves to the SDG

A panel discussion and a kick-off workshop with the selected model communities on December 4, 2019 provided key impetus for the launch of the project...

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Rhineland-Palatinate aims for strong LEADER funding in the new funding period

On 26 November 2019, the representatives of the Rhineland-Palatinate Local Action Groups (LAGs), together with State Secretary for Agriculture Andy...

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Working together towards successful conflict management

Cooperation in innovation and networking projects represents a very special situation. People from different fields, with different interests and...

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Promotion of rural development in Baden-Württemberg - around 50 actors discuss the interim results

Since the beginning of 2016, the IfLS has been responsible for the ongoing evaluation of the Baden-Wuerttemberg Rural Development Plan 2014-2020 (MEPL...

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Status Quo and new ideas for the next five years PLENUM in Tübingen County

The PLENUM Expert Day on November 19, 2019, in the District Office of Tübingen offered more than 120 regional actors from different fields the...

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Ensuring the relevance of research results through the exchange of experts

On October 24th, 2019, the BioFinance expert workshop "Alternative financing in ecological agriculture and food industry - which models are suitable...

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