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Chickens, trees, fun and "Agroforce" - a colourful mix at the Agroforest field day in Rettmer

Innovative mixed land use systems are often complex and sometimes break with existing conventions, making communication all the more important. The MI...

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"Tag der Dritten Orte": Cultural institutions present their programme and services

On 12 August 2023, the "Tag der Dritten Orte" ("Third Place Day") in North Rhine-Westphalia, cultural institutions throughout the state presented...

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Spirit of optimism in the Swabian Donaumoos

Peatland must be wet! However, since this requires large-scale action and a shift in mindset, there is a great need for discussion. Therefore, the ArG...

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Successful final event for the preparation of the nature park plan in the Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park

After one and a half years, the preparation of the nature park plan for the Kellerwald-Edersee Nature Park came to a successful ending on 18 July 2023...

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Journal article on the requirements of digital participation in rural regional development

The journal "Communications - The European Journal of Communication Research" has published an article from the recently completed research project...

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Workshops on future visions for dairy production promoting biodiversity

In order for dairy farms to maintain an ecologically necessary minimum amount of species-rich farmland, as well as to expand species-rich farmland and...

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Group workshops in the Global Sustainable Community project: Finalisation of goals and project development of the municipal sustainability strategies

Within the framework of the project "Globally Sustainable Municipality", group workshops were held in each of the three participating municipalities...

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Niche markets in agriculture - project website provides information and learning materials

The Erasmus+ project "Niche Market Farming" aims to promote old varieties and thus the biodiversity of the cultivated crops. This is supposed to be...

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OnFarm project publishes second newsletter

The second newsletter of the OnFarm project is now available. OnFarm deals with direct marketing opportunities of regional agricultural products. In...

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Rural Crises - Rural Future: ESRS Congress in Rennes from 3-7 July 2023

With the topic "Crises and the futures of rural areas" the 29th Congress of the European Society for Rural Sociology took place from 3-7 July 2023 in...

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