Pegasus releases a Toolkit to help stakeholders planning local initiatives to encourage more sustainable farming and forestry. Learning from examples around Europe, the H2020 PEGASUS project has identified a set of common principles and supporting methods to help actors at the local level who wish to enhance the environmental and social benefits provided by farming and forestry.
This PEGASUS ‘toolkit’ is a compendium of advice, guidance and ideas for planning local initiatives or projects to encourage more sustainable farming and forestry. It has been developed to help new and existing initiatives to become stronger and increase their effectiveness and impact. It does this by drawing together and sharing the experience of 34 varied examples across ten countries in Europe.
The toolkit is organised around four main Stages:
a.Stages 1 and 2 “Initiation & Preparation” cover the setting-up of a new initiative and all of the challenges that this entails.
b. Stages 3 and 4 “Development & Review” cover the operation, development and periodic review of the initiative once it has been launched.
If you are thinking about starting, or are already involved in, a local initiative, you can find principles, advice and ideas, each with supporting PEGASUS examples, that can provide encouragement and support for you.12 February 2018