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BIOSOCIAL_Small farm organic vegetable production as integrated model between production and local social impact

The proposed operative group (GO) intends to set up a new circular local economy model, which combines the profitability of farms with social productivity: the valorization of horticultural genetic resources will be based on minimum technological input and on production schedule according to the needs of the community expressed by...
Italy
2020

Conference/Meeting
The Global Launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028)

27-29 May, 2019
Provisional AgendaThe Global Launch of the United Nations Decade of Family Farming (2019-2028)27-29 May, 2019FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy
Italy
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Improving Capacity for Fisheries Planning and Management in the South-Central Mediterranean

The project successfully reinforced the basis for the cooperative management of shared multispecies fisheries in the four MedSudMed participating countries: Italy, Libya, Malta and Tunisia. This was achieved through the implementation of subregional research programmes, the establishment of scientific networks, and improved national capacity building. Fisheries scientists and staff in...
Italy - Libya - Malta - Tunisia
2019 - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Project
Cetaceans-Fisheries Interactions in the Med

The initiative involves the close collaboration between scientists and fishers, combining fishers local and experiential knowledge with scientific information in the quest for solutions.
Italy - Malta - Spain
2019 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Newsletter
Farm-Success project newsletter – 4th edition

Welcome to the final newsletter from the Farm-Success project!Since you last heard from us we have been carrying out the final adjustments, tests, and translations to our online training platform. We have also held several multiplier events across Europe in which young farmers and other stakeholders have discussed the importance of succession processes...
Belgium - Czechia - Italy - Slovenia - Spain
2018

Blog article
The Italian mountain product logo has been presented

On Monday 26 February the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policies presented the identifying logo of the ‘mountain product’ optional quality term at the Chamber of Commerce of Sondrio. This initiative gives value to the work carried out by ERSAF together with Euromontana, which in recent years has...
Italy
2018 - Euromontana

Blog article
The Italian “Mountain product” logo is now available

With the release, by the Ministry, of the common logo, Italian mountain producers have now all the normative references for the use of the optional quality term “Mountain product”.
Italy
2018 - Euromontana

Blog article
The world’s first international Congress on Agritourism at Eurac

Farm holidays, or agritourism for short, have been experiencing a significant increase in overnight stays for years. At the same time, it is more and more developing into a high-quality holiday offer. The striving for ever more demanding customers is to be seen quite sceptically. All too touristic structures endanger...
Italy
2018 - Euromontana

Blog article
Valorisation of Mountain Products in Lombardy

ERSAF, the Italian regional agency for agriculture and forestry services, who has been collaborating with Euromontana for many years for the promotion and valorisation of mountain products, started an experimental project, with the Lombardy Region, to implement the use of the optional quality scheme for “mountain products” in some of its...
Italy
2018 - Euromontana

Event
1st World Congress on Agritourism

Agritourism offers farmers the possibility of diversifying and generating additional income through on-farm touristic activities in order to help supplementing their low agricultural income. This helps to maintain the viability of active farms and rural communities. The more general understanding of agritourism states that agritourism activities support and promote agricultural...
Italy
2018 - EURAC

Blog article
Goats in good company

Emanuele La Barbera and Alessandra Rabittiis, organic farmers in Umbria, Italy, have found a natural way of reducing the number of parasites causing suffering to their goats. Emanuele and Alessandra herd 70 camosciata delle alpi goats and produce milk and dairy products. Most of their farmland is dedicated to pasture,...
Italy
2018 - Eip - Agri

Conference/Meeting
CSAct! springs into action!

Thirty farmers from nine different Europe countries gathered in northern Italy from 21-26 January 2018 for the first CSAct! training programme.
The programme aims to improve existing training and resources for CSA farmers, equipping them with the skills and tools to produce healthy sustainable food for local communities, and to encourage experience sharing with European countries where CSA is less established. The event took place over five days at Cascina Santa Brera,...
Italy
2018 - Urgenci

Article
Meet Iuri Peri, LIFE’s new Project Manager for Italy

In the framework of its three years project “Mainstreaming small-scale low impact fisheries in the Mediterranean” funded by the MAVA Foundation, LIFE plans to reinforce its presence on the ground in order to provide increased support to the small-scale fishing communities in the region. Following a comprehensive interview process Prof. Iuri Peri was selected...
Italy
2018 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Project
Microcredit for small-scale fishermen

For years, the local fishermen have been enduring the effects of the financial crisis. The region’s banking system is limited to a few operators with strict constraints for attributing loans. Fishermen cannot necessarily provide a typical guarantee, making it difficult for them to obtain loans. Because fishermen do not always...
Italy
2017 - European Commission

Blog article
Progress expected on the implementation of the legislation on the OQT “mountain product” in Italy

On February 24, 2017, Elisabetta Parravicini, Vice-President of Euromontana and President of member organization ERSAF (Ente Regionale per i Servizi all’Agricoltura e alle Foreste), presented Euromontana’s work and future objectives at a meeting on Italian mountains as driving forces for development. Elisabetta Parravicini began by recounting the history and outlining...
Italy
2017 - Euromontana

Report
Fishy Business: Fish POs in the EU

How the failure to properly recognise and regulate the EU’s fish producer organisations [POs] is failing the Common Fisheries Policy and smaller-scale fishermen and what should be done to resolve it.
Italy
2017 - Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Case study
The experience of Bio-districts in Italy

In 2009 the Italian Association for Organic Agriculture (AIAB) launched the first bio-district in Italy. A bio-district is a geographical area where farmers, citizens, tourist operators, associations and public authorities enter into an agreement for the sustainable management of local resources, based on organic principles and practices, aiming at the...
Italy
2017 - I.N.N.E.R Association

Case study
Organic Best Practices in Italian National Parks

Organic and eco-sustainable farming is particularly suited to farms situated within parks, because it does not harm local ecosystems as it does not use pesticides and promotes biodiversity, improving biological links and creating ideal habitats for animal life. It also promotes grants that reward farmers for acting as “guardians/stewards of...
Italy
2017 - AIAB and IFOAM-International

Blog article
Social farming in Italy: an added value for peripheral rural areas

Social farming, or care farming as it is also called, defines short or long-term activities that use agricultural resources such as animals and plants to promote and generate social services in rural areas. Examples of these services include rehabilitation, therapy, sheltered employment, life-long education and other activities that contribute to...
Italy
2017 - SIMRA

Blog article
Abandoned terraces adopted to support mountains

The project “Adotta un terrazzamento” [“Adopt a terrace” in English] aims at regulating and expanding mountain farming activities by giving any interested person the opportunity to adopt a terrace and provide direct or long-term support to the mountains of the Brenta Valley, in the Alps region in Italy.
Italy
2017 - SIMRA
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