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The need for a White Paper on Rurality: a new brochure of the CoR has been published

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has published a Brochure entitled “The need for a White Paper on Rurality: from a local and regional perspective, For a European rural Agenda after 2020”. In this brochure, representatives of the CoR, members of the European Parliament and 3 organisations from the Civil...
2017 - European Committee of the Regions

Blog article
CHAFEA launches new web portal for the promotion of EU agricultural products

A new web portal for the promotion of EU agricultural products is now available via the CHAFEA web site. The portal is mean to help organizations find funding, partners, and information on how to enter new export markets.  Importantly, the portal also contains an eligibility checker where organizations can check whether...
European Union
2017 - Euromontana

Report
Labelling mountain food products in Europe: beyond the simple quality distinction, an opportunity to join forces and build resilient food systems

Agriculture in European mountain areas plays a key role for society. Farming activities protect landscapes and provide society with vital ecosystem services and agriculture is an integrated part of the livelihood of mountain communities. However, mountain farming is not sufficiently competitive and resilient in the current socio-economic context. Mountain food...
European Union
2017 - Euromontana

Report
Access to land and Community Supported Agriculture: Stories from Europe

Access to agricultural land has become a major issue throughout Europe - we are witnessing loss of land, land degradation, land concentration, land price increases and speculation. Yet the growing demand for local, fair and organic food cannot be met without the land and the committed farmers. Community Supported Agriculture has...
European Union
2017 - Access To Land

Blog article
GEOPOS: livestock geo-localisation through satellite

Due to the mountainous topography of the Basque Country, livestock breeders often lose a lot of time by going to seek their herd in the mountains every day, which is especially stressful for part time farmers. Thus, the livestock breeders expressed a need for change in the livestock management. This...
Spain
2017 - Euromontana

Magazine article
How the municipality of Alzen quadrupled its population in 40 years

On April 6th, 2017, Euromontana’s team and members of the South-West Europe Circular Economy Group visited Alzen, a village in the Pyrenées Ariégeoises, in the south-west of France. Alzen has managed to become an attractive destination for new inhabitants, including young people. Indeed, in 40 years, Alzen quadrupled its population....
France
2017 - Euromontana

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

Video
Stână Model - Model Sheep Fold

Model Sheep Fold is a good example of how traditional farming methods are supported by technical exper-tise to ensure that the traditional way of life in Romanian villages may be maintained. Solar panels supply the shepherds with electricity for light and for charging their cell phones. This enables the shepards...
European Union
2017 - Adept Foundation

Guidelines
Evaluation of innovation in rural development programmes 2014-2020

The main objective of the Guidelines is to provide a non-binding complement to other guidelines and offer advice to RDP evaluation stakeholders on how to carry out the evaluation activities for answering the common evaluation questions related to innovation. Since the RDP’s effects on innovation in rural areas can be...
European Union
2017 - European Network for Rural Development

Blog article
Iniciativas brasileiras são premiadas pela REAF

As mulheres brasileiras marcaram presença no Concurso Boas Práticas em Agricultura Familiar, organizado pela Reunião Especializada sobre Agricultura Familiar do Mercosul (Reaf) e pelo Programa Fundo Internacional de Desenvolvimento Agrícola da Organização das Nações Unidas (Fida). Nessa segunda edição, dos oito projetos premiados, três foram de brasileiras.   Essas são três...
Brazil
2017 - Reunião Especializada sobre Agricultura Familiar do Mercosul (REAF)

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
Social innovation in mountain territories: insights from the conference “Mountain regions, territories of innovation”

“Mountain regions, territories of innovation” was the title of an international conference held on January 11-13, 2017 in Grenoble, France. The conference was organised by Labex Item, the platform for mountain research and territorial action in the French Northern Alps; it regroups academic and public institutions and other local stakeholders...
European Union
2017 - SIMRA

Blog article
Social Innovations reduce the impact of forest fires in rural Catalonia

At SIMRA’s first General Assembly, celebrated in Barcelona last May at the Mediterranean European Forest Institute (EFIMED), we got the chance to see first-hand how inhabitants of the Comarca of Bages are minimizing the impact of forest fires in their area. This location was a very fitting place to learn about...
Spain
2017 - SIMRA

Blog article
How the “Centrales Villageoises” in France enhance collective renewable energy production in rural and mountainous areas

The Centrales Villageoises (“Village Centers”, in English) are local companies aiming at developing renewable and sustainable energies in rural and mountain territories in France by involving citizens, local communities and businesses.
France
2017 - SIMRA

Blog article
EU funded research on way to decoding success of Social Innovation in marginalised rural areas

The project was born with the aim of decoding and explaining what makes a good idea or project successful in often under populated, isolated or challenged geographical areas. It aims to drive innovative solutions through reconfiguring social practices and implementing proven and successful civil society actions. The SIMRA project is...
European Union
2017 - SIMRA

Blog article
The mountain leaders rural women are

Wherever you go, whatever you produce, whatever you believe in, Women of the mountains are determined to lead their societies for survival.
Lebanon
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

Blog article
When preserving the wool means preserving the territory

Extensive livestock farming is the most important population-fixing activity in Iberian rural areas. This is so because, unlike other activities, it requires people to take care of the animals every day. Furthermore, in many marginal rural areas, extensive livestock farming is often the only possibility that the territory has to...
Spain
2017 - SIMRA

Blog article
Adopt your cow and encourage mountain farming

“Adotta una mucca”, (“Adopt a cow” in English) is an Italian initiative from the Valsugana Valley in the Trentino province. Its objective is to introduce tourists, children and families to mountain life and culture. Adopters can visit various Alpine huts, learn how mountain products are made faithfully following old recipes...
Italy
2017 - SIMRA

Event
Envisioning Mountainous Sustainable Food Systems

During the event, participants will explore the richness and the dynamism of mountainous territories, and their innovative initiatives for building sustainable food systems.
2017 - EUROMONTANA
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