Institute for Rural Development Research

Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS)

IfLS Consulting and Projects


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 benefits 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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