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

Hans Herren calls for a Radical Transformation of Agriculture

We need a radical transformation of agriculture and industrial food systems to deal with future challenges, says Hans Herren, In an interview published in the Foundation on Future Farming’s new brochure “Agriculture at a Crossroads", he takes stock of the IAASTD’s impact and looks at the current debate on food and farming systems. [...]

31 October, 2016 // 2 Comments

CSA Declaration for Europe Adopted

150+ people from 20+ countries are attending Urgenci's third European CSA gathering in Ostrava this weekend. ARC2020's Oliver Moore is one of them. Here's his account of the story so far. [...]

17 September, 2016 // 0 Comments

France | Pesticide ‘Probation’ Sees Tensions Rise

A fascinating power play is emerging in France around pesticides. Some noteworthy and challenging pesticide reduction policies policies, such as Ecophyto 2, have emerged. Meanwhile, major politicians are clashing and occasionally out flanking each other. Peter Crosskey unpacks the story for us, in an exclusive article. [...]

12 September, 2016 // 0 Comments

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