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Bio-district della Via Amerina e delle Forre – an Agroecological innovative territory for sustainable local development

Italy’s bio-districts represent clearly defined territories that encompass organic agriculture and food production, promotion of local community initiatives, cultural heritage, and traditional crafts. Bio-districts foster collaboration between farmers, local residents, tourism operators, local authorities, and other cultural and historical institutes and organisations. Italy has 30 bio-districts. Bio-district della Via Amerina e delle Forre is a …

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Testing the Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE) in European and Central Asian contexts

The Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE) is an innovative framework to evaluate the performance of agricultural systems and create global evidence on how agroecology supports the transition to sustainable food systems at different scales and locations and to inform policy-making. Following a request by FAO Member Countries, this tool was developed through a participatory …

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A new network of hazelnut producers

On April 17, 2018, celebrating the International Day of peasant struggles, Schola Campesina facilitated an International conference on the hazelnut supply chain bringing together, in Nepi, (Italy) hazelnut producer family farmers and their organizations from Georgia, Italy and Turkey. Beforehand, the participants visited Italian farms, shared experiences on production, markets and contract farming and took …

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Budapest CSO Declaration

Find here  the Declaration of the Civil Society Organizations Regional Consultation prior to the FAO Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia. Budapest 27/04/2018 “As Civil Society Organisations (small-scale farmers, pastoralists, fishers, Indigenous People, agricultural and food workers, consumers, women, youth and NGOs) from across different regions, we are rights holders and active members of the …

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Formation Agroécologie / Gouvernance mondiale

La 2e formation en Agroécologie et Gouvernance mondiale de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture est lancée !  Dates: du 1/10 au 16/10/2018 Lieu: ITALIE, Rome & Biodistrict della Via Amerina e delle Forre (Viterbo) Pour qui: Organisations impliquées dans la défense de la Souveraineté alimentaire, l’Agroécologie et les questions de gouvernance mondiale de l’alimentation et de l’agriculture La formation de cette …

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FAO Agroecology 2nd symposium

Schola Campesina is at the FAO 2nd Symposium on Agroecology The public and the speakers agree : Agroecology is addressing many development goals (SDG’s). So what…? Crucial points Put politics under pressure to allow (and support) the development of small-scale farming (stop liberal trade agreements, support local markets…). Development of Agroecological learning processes, based on …

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