Institute for Rural Development Research

Institute for Rural Development Research (IfLS)

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The Niche Market Farming consortium learns about niche markets in Italy

On 11 and 12 April, the consortium of the Erasmus+ project Niche Market Farming met in Perugia, Italy. The meeting focused on the link between...

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New publication from the IfLS and IfKMW: "Digitalisation and Citizen Participation in Rural Areas. A systematic overview of scientific journals, 2010-2020"

The vision of digitally connected and participatory "Smart Villages" has been present in European politics and public discourse for several years....

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regiosöl project meeting at "Haus Bollheim"

Another fruitful meeting of the regiosöl project partners took place on 22 and 23 March 2022. This time we met in the Rhineland and were happy to be...

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Young Agroforestry Research Network for MIXED and many interested citizens

The IFLS has recently started cooperating with the young research initiative agroforst-monitoring as part of the MIXED project.

Can agroforestry...

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New publication by IfLS and HNEE: "Community financing for sustainable food and agriculture: a proximity perspective".

Financing models with the participation of citizens offer small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) alternative sources of financing beyond banks as...

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Informative and interactive - participatory conference of the Ravensburg biosample region

Under the theme "Healthy agriculture - healthy earth - healthy life: Dialogue for all", the second participatory conference took place in the...

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Europe-wide Facebook community on farm value creation opportunities being developed

Interesting information and pictures from the case studies, relevant dates and other developments can now be found on the Facebook page of the...

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Event announcement: "Time to get things moving! Systemic circular economy as a driver of rural development".

The virtual kick-off event of the project "Potentials of the Circular Economy for Rural Development in Germany and Europe" will take place on 8 June...

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Shepherd's path project nearing completion

The project work of the IfLS in the large-scale nature conservation project New Pastoral Paths in the Palatinate Forest is coming to an end. Over the...

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Nationwide survey on insect protection measures and the potential for such measures in nature parks

On behalf of the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation, the IfLS is organising a series of conferences on the topic of "Insect protection measures...

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