Brusselstimes:”Farmers and gardeners hail agroecology as the future of agriculture”

“What will the agriculture of tomorrow look like? Some believe that it will take the form of what is known as agroecology, an agricultural practice that focuses on the soil” Here you can read an interesting article about the importance of agroecology published by Brusselstimes.com

https://www.brusselstimes.com/326493/farmers-and-gardeners-hail-agroecology-as-the-future-of-agriculture

FOODTANK: “New Reports Make the Case for Food Systems as a Climate Solution”

“Food and agriculture systems are on the agenda at the U.N. Climate Change Conference (COP27) this year for the first time. In addition to more than 300 live events, new reports from WWF, IPES-Food, and the Global Alliance for the Future of Food are helping to prioritize food systems at these critical conversations in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt”

Here you can read this interesting article published in Foodtank.com

Agrosilver video: organic cherry

As you know, in this site you can find video resources, video training material and video tools which will allow you to increase your knowledge and also improve the way you teach other people about agro ecology. In our video platform you can find a lot of videos and here you can see one of them about organic cherry in Spain. The Experience of an ecological farmer with a long history in agroecology in the Valle del Jerte region, the basis of his management, the improvement of soil fertility.

https://videoplatform.agrosilver.eu/videos/7

European Commission: “Agroecology can enhance ecological and socio-economic resilience of agricultural and food systems”

“Agroecology ensures a regenerative use of natural resources and ecosystem services and addresses the need for socially equitable food systems”. Here you are an interesting information about agroecology published by european commission.

https://knowledge4policy.ec.europa.eu/global-food-nutrition-security/topic/agroecology_en

Video: Application of remote imaging in agriculture

How remote imaging technology and interpretation of data can help farmers to manage crops and inputs and survey plant health. Here you can see one of the videos of Agrosilver Value about agroecology.

https://videoplatform.agrosilver.eu/videos/85

Second Transnational Project Meeting in Nicosia, Cyprus

The second of the September meetings was a meeting of the VIDEOTEACH project consortium. This time the partners met in the capital of the Republic of Cyprus – Nicosia.

The main point of this meeting was the finalization of the first project result, which is the creation of a competence profile for future video teachers, based on EU qualification structures and quality principles. This project deliverable is now coming to the final stage and we will be pleased to present it to you soon.

We have also used the meeting to not only plan, but actually schedule the topics and tasks related to the second and third deliverables of this project, which are the development of a methodology to create an analysis of teachers’ video skills, competence recognition, and training needs identification and a follow-up online video course.

The Interreg-ADRION ECOVINEGOALS project: Supporting the agroecological transition of viticulture in the Adriatic-Ionian region

ECOVINEGOALS promotes sustainability and resilience in the winemaking industry by encouraging the transition of intensive viticulture towards agroecological management systems that protect natural habitats and landscapes, reduce chemical and fossil fuel inputs and minimize harmful emissions. The project also aims to enhance stakeholder skills in participatory local governance, to strengthen transnational cooperation and provide specific transnational instruments to promote, support and manage the agroecological transition. Together, the project actions will address environmental vulnerability, promote the provision of ecosystem services, act to prevent social conflicts in land use and mitigate climate change.

Currently the project consortium is working with local viticulture stakeholders in each of the eight project pilot areas (1 in Croatia, 2 in Greece, 2 in Italy, 1 in Montenegro, 1 in Serbia, and 1 in Slovenia) to implement a participatory process that will result in the formulatio  of multi-actor action plans specific to each area to encourage the widest possible participation and support in agroecological initiatives in viticulture and the sustainable development of each rural area. A series of three workshops is being held in each pilot area in which viticulturalists, agricultural advisors, representatives of local agricultural research institutes and organic agriculture certification bodies, local development agencies, local authorities, the ministry of agriculture and associated commercial and tourism bodies, work together to identify key problems, envision an idealised scenario for the future development of agroecology-based viticulture in the area and how this cultivation could benefit related sectors with initiatives in Wine- and Gastrotourism, the creation of additional employment opportunities and greater access to safe natural areas for local inhabitants. The final stage of the procedure entails the production of local action plans that defines, plans and costs the key actions to be implemented in each area to activate the transition process.

In the context of AgroSilver Value project the Department of Sustainable Agriculture, CIHEAM_MAICh has produced a video describing the agroecolgical viticulture practices employed by the ECOVINEGOALS stakeholder NOSTOS (Manousakis family) winery at Vatolakkos, Chania, Greece.

The Interreg-ADRION ECOVINEGOALS project: Supporting the agroecological transition of viticulture in the Adriatic-Ionian region

ECOVINEGOALS promotes sustainability and resilience in the winemaking industry by encouraging the transition of intensive viticulture towards agroecological management systems that protect natural habitats and landscapes, reduce chemical and fossil fuel inputs and minimize harmful emissions. The project also aims to enhance stakeholder skills in participatory local governance, to strengthen transnational cooperation and provide specific transnational instruments to promote, support and manage the agroecological transition. Together, the project actions will address environmental vulnerability, promote the provision of ecosystem services, act to prevent social conflicts in land use and mitigate climate change.

Currently the project consortium is working with local viticulture stakeholders in each of the eight project pilot areas (1 in Croatia, 2 in Greece, 2 in Italy, 1 in Montenegro, 1 in Serbia, and 1 in Slovenia) to implement a participatory process that will result in the formulatio  of multi-actor action plans specific to each area to encourage the widest possible participation and support in agroecological initiatives in viticulture and the sustainable development of each rural area. A series of three workshops is being held in each pilot area in which viticulturalists, agricultural advisors, representatives of local agricultural research institutes and organic agriculture certification bodies, local development agencies, local authorities, the ministry of agriculture and associated commercial and tourism bodies, work together to identify key problems, envision an idealised scenario for the future devlopment of agroecology-based viticulture in the area and how this cultivation could benefit related sectors with initiatives in Wine- and Gastrotourism, the creation of additional employment opportunities and greater access to safe natural areas for local inhabitants. The final stage of the procedure entails the production of local action plans that defines, plans and costs the key actions to be implemented in each area to activate the transition process.

In the context of AgroSilver Value project the Department of Sustainable Agriculture, CIHEAM_MAICh has produced a video describing the agroecolgical viticulture practices employed by the ECOVINEGOALS stakeholder NOSTOS (Manousakis family) winery at Vatolakkos, Chania, Greece.