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“Resilience and Transformation” – 5th SCAR Report’s Pathways for Europe’s Food System

The transition towards a sustainable food system that ensures access and availability to healthy and appropriate food while not harming ecosystems is now widely recognised as one of the most significant challenges facing the planet. What is the knowledge base that will support new structures, new practices and new behaviours? Gianluca Brunori chair of the 5th SCAR Foresight Exercise Expert group, reports. […]

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Letter From The Farm | Half The Price Of Your Food Is Paid By The EU

We hear again from Czech livestock farmer Josef who is disillusioned with the sector’s refusal to move with the times. He’s found he can do more ecological farming without the red tape of organic certification and senseless inspections. And although income supports were a huge help to him as a new entrant, he would be happy to see direct payments cut for established farmers. […]

Events

Super Stories at Soup & Talk 2021 – Be There!

Would you like to hear the story of an urban gardener in Syria? Or about the most famous hectare in France, growing hope in a back garden in Venezuela or peatland activists in Northern Germany? Action for fair and agroecological food system transformation takes countless forms – Soup & Talk brings together a global mix of innovative initiatives ready to share their grassroots efforts with the world. The Soup & Talk good food and good farming slam is happening via Zoom this Saturday, January 16th from 15:30 to 19:00 CET, and registration is free.   […]

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Naviguons en cercles, cap pour 2030 !

Depuis le tournant du siècle, ARC2020 participe Ă  la lutte pour que les politiques agricoles, alimentaires et rurales europĂ©ennes soient plus justes, plus rĂ©sistantes, plus idoine Ă  l’avenir. Tournons-nous en rond, ou naviguons-nous en cercles ? Hannes Lorenzen, prĂ©sident de l’association, partage quelques rĂ©flexions pour la nouvelle annĂ©e et les annĂ©es Ă  venir. […]

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France | Lessons from Agricultural Archeology

Since he first set foot in Vachères-en-Quint in La DrĂ´me, France, almost half a century ago, Sjoerd Wartena has followed in the footsteps of the older generation, who taught him how to farm and raise animals in these austere uplands. Still fascinated by the ways of our predecessors, he has taken to tracing the remnants of farming practices indigenous to the area. Here he reflects on what we can learn from past generations and their ability to adapt to harsh conditions. […]