Agroecology

Long Read | How to Feed the World Without Killing the Planet?

The issue of "land sparing vs land sharing": Kremen poses the familiar refrain - should we be as productive (in terms of yield) as possible, thus leaving more land for nature, or should we try to get farming and nature to work better together? [...]

2 August, 2017 // 0 Comments

New EU Organic Regulation Agreed

A preliminary agreement has been reached after 20 months of trilogue negotiations between EU Commission, Council of Ministers and European Parliament for a new organic regulation. The main outstanding issues, which delayed agreement for so long have either been settled or deferred. Here's what this means. [...]

29 June, 2017 // 0 Comments

Rural Greece, Social Economy & Pathways Out of Crisis

"We invite you to listen, understand each other, share, dream contribute, enjoy and act to change and improve our societies." With these words of Forum Synergies' Philippe Barret, so began the European Rural Sustainability Gathering 2017 in Karditsa. [...]

24 May, 2017 // 0 Comments

Make Soil Great Again!

As Earth Day approaches, it’s time to recommend some skin care for Mother Nature. Restoring soil fertility is one of humanity’s best options for making progress on three daunting challenges: Feeding everyone, weathering climate change and conserving biodiversity. [...]

20 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

EESC Glyphosate Debate as it Unfolded

The momentum behind the European Citizens’ initiative (ECI) to Ban Glyphosate (#BanGlyphosate) brought the campaign all the way to the corridors of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in the EU quarter of Brussels Wednesday. Oliver Moore reports. [...]

5 April, 2017 // 0 Comments

4pour1000 Launch Biological Soil Indicators Consultation

The aim of the 4pour1000 initiative (4per1000 in English) is to increase carbon in the soil by 0.04%. This could help halt the annual increase in Co2 in the atmosphere. The initiative is seeking expert comments on biological soil indicators by 15th March. Mario Cattizone has more [...]

20 February, 2017 // 0 Comments

Farmers spray EU Council with Milk Powder

European dairy farmers protested in Brussels against the sale of EU intervention milk powder and in favour of the introduction of a permanent crisis instrument. [...]

24 January, 2017 // 0 Comments

Let’s Celebrate Soil! | World Soil Day 5th Dec

The earth beneath your feet is life giving. Today is world soil day so let's explore the marvels of that more simple yet spectacular of things - dirt. Read on for a treasure trove of soil resources. [...]

4 December, 2016 // 1 Comment

UN FAO Agroecology Symposium 24-25th Nov – details

A major United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (UNFAO) agroecology symposium "Regional Symposium on Agroecology for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems in Europe and Central Asia" featured ARC2020's Coordinator Samuel Feret will speak on the Friday. [...]

24 November, 2016 // 0 Comments

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