Institute for Rural Development Research

Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS)

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Kick-off event for the project "Systemic Circular Economy as a Driver of Rural Development"

Time to get things moving!

This was the title of the virtual kick-off event for the project "Systemic Circular Economy as a Driver of Rural...

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Kick-off event for nature park planning in the Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park

On June 2 2022, the big kick-off event for the nature park planning took place in the beautiful Wandelhalle in the middle of the health resort in Bad...

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Finalisation of the local development strategy of the LEADER region Lahn-Dill-Wetzlar

At the end of May, the LEADER region Lahn-Dill-Wetzlar finalized and submitted their local development strategy.

Since October 2022, citizens, expert...

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Insect protection in nature parks and biosphere reserves. The IfLS organized the first conference (of two) on the island of Vilm on behalf of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation

From May 23rd to 25th 2022, around 40 participants came together at the International Academy for Nature Conservation on the island of Vilm to take...

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European exchange on urban agriculture: "CityZen" project meeting in Frankfurt/Main

From May 17 to 19, IfLS hostet together with Regionalpark RheinMain a meeting of the "CityZen" project: about 35 participants from Bulgaria, Greece,...

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Biodiversity and milk production: A brief analysis by the Öko-Institut and the IfLS on the links between milk production systems in Germany and biodiversity

The various forms of grassland in Germany are of outstanding importance for biodiversity. At the same time, the preservation of existing grassland is...

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What does the operation of a CoAct plant imply ?

On 12 and 13 May, the hybrid project meeting of the CoAct project took place at the IfLS. The project meeting focused on the biomass mix for the...

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Increasing value creation on dairy farms - The OnFarm consortium visits a farm in the Czech Republic

How can small family farms generate sufficient added value? In line with the project's question, the OnFarm consortium visited a farm about 80 km from...

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Tsalka Local Action Group visits Germany

In the week from May 2nd to 6th we were visited by our partners from Georgia. A 20-member delegation from the LEADER region of Tsalka, including...

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From poplar pigs to industrial symbiosis - second project meeting in MIXED

Mixed land use systems can be hard to grasp, as they involve the most diverse aspects of land use from farm to landscape level. After 18 months of...

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