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The challenges of being a beekeeper

Food Security Center interviews an entrepreneur beekeeper in Greece regarding the challenges that beekeepers are facing nowadays.
A bee helps 75% of crops producing fruits and seeds to pollinate. It increases biodiversity and food production, while it provides us with micronutrient-rich foods. Last but not least, it maintains the ecosystems. After all these, we can all realize that a bee is much more than “just a bee”....
2020 - Food Security Center

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How much water is in 1 kilo of beef?

Believe it or not, most of the water we use -actually the 92% of it- is used in food production.
This blog post has nothing to do with vegans or vegetarians. It’s all about realizing how much water is needed to produce just 1 kilo of meat and why we should be cutting off some meat from our diets for many reasons, water included. It is actually a matter of...
2020 - Food Security Center

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Greek olive oil producers confronting climate change

Greek olive oil producers are turning out to more sustainable production methods, whereas climate change cuts off previous year’s production in -30%. 
2019 - Food Security Center (FSC)

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Rural Greece, Social Economy & Pathways Out of Crisis

With the looming context of the fourth Greek bailout, the European Rural Sustainability Gathering 2017 kicked off in in Karditsa, Greece. The event saw the social economy, cooperatives and grassroots initiatives take centre stage, as tools and approaches to address the crisis. The location displayed the best of progressive rural...
2017 - ARC 2020

Learning Journey on LSPA in Lebanon

Learning Journey on Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agroecology between producers and consumers in Lebanon, November 22-25, 2017
Urgenci, the international network of Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agroecology between producers and consumers (LSPA) and Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). As part of the 3-year mutual commitment, the Mediterranean network, including members...
Algeria - Egypt - France - Greece - Italy - Jordan - Lebanon - Palestine - Tunisia - Turkey
2017 - Urgenci

Learning journey to Lebanon

Between November 22 - 25, 2017 Lebanon hosted the 2nd Learning Journey on LSPA: Local Solidarity Partnerships for Agro-ecology between producers and consumers. Around 20 facilitators from 11 Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Egypt, France, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, Syria) participated and shared their experiences through meetings and site...
Algeria - Egypt - France - Greece - Italy - Jordan - Lebanon - Palestine - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - Turkey
2017 - Urgenci

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New study seeks to identify needs of EU young farmers

Nearly 61% of EU young farmers consider the availability of land for purchase and 57% the availability of land for rent as the most difficult challenges they face, often due to issues such as land ownership laws, inheritance rules and land prices, according to a new external report published by...
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2016 - European Commission

15th Summer Academy on “Social Economy and Sustainable Rural Development”

Social enterprise is a dynamic and inspiring way of doing business. Social enterprises are innovative, independent businesses that exist to deliver a specific social and/or environmental mission; they form a diverse community and their approach, which seeks more-than-profit, is adopted by a huge range of organisations of every size, operating...

Promoting the Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Rural Areas

The manual overviews existing European policies on integration of migrants and looks at examples of successful social inclusion approaches in different EU Member States. It further provides practical guidance for NGOs to develop and implement effective strategies for the integration of migrants in rural areas.
European Union - Greece
2016 - European Academy for Sustainable Rural Development

New opportunities for European agriculture

Association of private farming of the Czech Republic is a member of European farmers’ organization COPA, which represents more than 23 million farmers and their families from all over Europe. Together with COGECA European organization for agri-cooperatives organized Congress of European Farmers close to Athens in Greece. The title of...
2016 - Association of private farming of the Czech Republic

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Last Transhumance

Last transhumance describes in photography and film the extinction of a millennial way of life. Last Transhumance is an artistic, ethnographic and sociological project totalling 8 years, 6 countries, more than 50,000 km travelled, 100,000 photos, 70 hours of footage and 100 hours audio recordings.
Albania - Greece - Italy - Romania - Turkey - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Revue spécialisée
Ecosystem services and socio-economic benefits of Mediterranean grasslands

Mediterranean grasslands (including rangelands, pastures, meadows, fodder crops) are important resources covering up to 48% of the whole region. Although these ecosystems are a key element in the production of high quality animal products and in the livelihoods of producers, they provide a range of ecosystem services besides forage production,...
Algeria - Greece - Sudan - Tunisia
2016 - International Center for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

The Greek Government's Position on Future CAP Reform

The Greek position is that the expenditure for agriculture should remain at the present level, at least up to 2013. It is argued that European agriculture can play a multi-functional role. Agriculture is very important - in economic, social as well as environmental terms - for the sustainable development of...

Pilot project: Exchange programmes for young farmers

The analysis of survey responses shows that young farmers have different expectations and needs, depending on the region in which they live, the agricultural sector in which they work (intensive, extensive), their level of education, their relation to the farm (owner of the farm or not) etc. This study revealed...
Belgium - Bulgaria - Croatia - Cyprus - Czechia - Estonia - European Union - Finland - France - Germany - Greece - Hungary - Ireland - Italy - Latvia - Lithuania - Luxembourg - Malta - Netherlands - Poland - Portugal - Romania - Slovakia - Slovenia - Sri Lanka - Sweden - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
2015 - European Commission

Traditional Olive Grove in Amfissa, Greece

The olive grove of Amfissa is a traditional, non-aligned cultivation of olive trees in Central Greece. Trees are very old  - 70% of them are more than 150 years old - they have deep pleats on their trunks and a well-developed crown and, in some cases, they are over 10...

Statistical review

Agriculture - Food Security - Society - Environment
Hosted on CIHEAM’s website (, the Mediterranean Observatory aims at contributing to the exchange of ideas by providing information and analyses on agriculture, food and development within the Euro-Mediterranean area. In this regard, various statistical indicators were collected and processed in order to offer essential information for all those who,...
Albania - Algeria - Croatia - Egypt - France - Greece - Jordan - Lebanon - Libya - Malta - Montenegro - Morocco - Portugal - Spain - Syrian Arab Republic - Tunisia - Turkey
2015 - International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)

Description of a daily fishing activity from a small-scale fisherman in Central Greece (Korinthiakos Gulf)

In Greek waters, the diversification of small-scale fishery in terms of spatio-temporal operations,  types of fishing gear, target species, and market pathways (Tzanatos et al. 2005) hinders various difficulties in monitoring the small-scale fisheries of an area. In an effort to reduce this uncertainty, Tzanatos et al. (2006) categorized Greek...

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GREECE - Common Agricultural Policy

During the next 7 years, the new CAP is going to invest more than EUR 19.5 billion in Greece's farming sector and rural areas. Key political priorities have been defined at European level such as: jobs, sustainability, modernization, innovation and quality. In parallel, flexibility is given to Greece to adapt...
2014 - European Commission

Site web
Family Farming website

The website about family farmers and their farms, begun in 2014 to show the diversity of family farmers ‘Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth‘ by a collection of first hand experiences (snapshots) as an educational resource for anywhere in the world. The concept of this comes from the  International...
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2014 - Family farms.enviroed4all

Article de revue
Organic farming in Europe: moving into the mainstream

Organic farming no longer serves a niche market in the European Union (EU). In spite of the global economic crisis, the mainstreaming of organic products has maintained its impressive trajectory: since 2008 there has been an average annual growth rate of 8%; annual turnover has risen to €20 billion; and more than 500...
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