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2 / 10 / 2020

Mon Lait: quality, sustainability and fair income in the same glass of milk

In the Massif Central, agriculture is dominated by livestock farming. Cow’s milk accounts for 20% of the farm production in the region and 94% of this comes from mountains. Therefore, being the largest dairy production […]

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8 / 09 / 2020

The EU Promotion Policy must include holistic sustainability criteria

In its Farm to Fork Strategy, the European Commission announced it would revise the EU Agricultural Promotion Policy to encourage the consumption of sustainable products. As a member of the Commission’s Civil Dialogue Group “Quality […]

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24 / 07 / 2020

From the mountain to the table: a website for mountain products in Romania

The National Agency of Mountain Areas of Romania created the website produsmontan.ro dedicated to farmers using the Optional Quality Term “mountain product”. The platform aims at promoting the term and the various mountain productions, from […]

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10 / 06 / 2020

Implementation of the EU optional quality term “mountain product” – new Euromontana study

Rewarding 15 years of Euromontana commitment to the topic of mountain products, the use of the optional quality term (OQT) “mountain product” was protected in November 2012 by the European Union with the (EU) regulation […]

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15 / 05 / 2020

Rørosrein: a taste of tradition and diversification

Around 30.000 wild reindeers can be counted in Norway. The natural surroundings of Røros are the historical area for reindeer breeding. In the middle North part of Norway, between Trondheim and Elga, 26 families are […]

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23 / 04 / 2020

EU Geographical Indications represent a sales value of €74.76 billion

On April 20th 2020, the European Commission published the “Study on the economic value of EU quality schemes, geographical indications (GIs) and traditional specialties guaranteed (TSGs)” in order to update and expand the previous study […]

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23 / 03 / 2020

Discover the Bulgarian logo for the optional quality term “mountain products”

Mountainous areas in Bulgaria cover 53.3% of the overall surface and account for nearly 38% of all utilized agricultural areas. In light on the relevance of mountains areas for its national economy, Bulgaria has been […]

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11 / 02 / 2020

EUSALP: Euromontana at a round table on short circuits

On 4 February in Lyon, France, the French presidency of EUSALP (macro strategy for the Alps) was launched. A round table discussion was held on the topic of “What short circuits for agricultural and forestry […]

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4 / 02 / 2020

Promote mountain products within the 2020 promotion policy calls!

On January 30, 2020, the Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency of the EU (CHAFEA) held an Info Day on the Call for Proposals for the 2020 EU Promotion Programme for Agricultural Products. The promotion […]

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13 / 12 / 2019

GPS tracking for grazing herds: increasing consumers’ trust in sustainable animal products

Pastoralism faces a wide range of different challenges in Europe, from land use to climate change and large herds management. In Thessaly, Greece, cooperation Terra Thessalia developed a GPS tracking system in Thessaly to facilitate […]

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16 / 10 / 2019

The European Union joins the international act on Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications

EU institutions officially approved the accession of the European Union to the Geneva Act of the Lisbon Agreement, a multilateral treaty for the protection of geographical indications managed by the World Intellectual Property Organisation. An […]

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31 / 05 / 2019

Territorial brands in the Alpine region: a chance for a better valorisation of regional products?

Branding and labelling mountain products answer various needs:  clarification for consumers, protection of producers and promotion of traditional know-hows and local identities. Territorial brands are thus flourishing, including in the Alpine region. To better understand […]

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22 / 05 / 2019

From farm to fork: Romania launches on-farm Local Gastronomic Points

In 2019 Romania adopted a new set of measures facilitating the promotion of local products and enabling farmers to set Local Gastronomic Points on their lands. The package aims at encouraging rural development as well […]

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10 / 05 / 2019

EU food quality schemes: have your say!

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI) published a new roadmap on quality schemes. The roadmap’s purpose is to assess how effective, efficient, relevant and consistent quality schemes are regarding […]

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29 / 03 / 2019

The EU ready to legislate on a worldwide protection of Geographical Indications?

On March 14, 2019, the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission reached a political agreement on the rules that lay down how the EU will operate as a member of the Geneva Act. […]

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🚨 Call for Session Contributors | DEADLINE: 1 MarchAre you passionate about environmental challenges and prospects for sustainable mountain regions? Share your insights and experiences at the MOVING Scientific Conference!📝 Submit your abstract (500 words) to moving.coord@uco.es by specifying your preferred session:➡️ Environmental challenges of mountain areas➡️ Value chain contribution to #resilience and #Sustainability➡️ The future of mountain areas💡 Don't miss this unique opportunity to exchange insights with the MOVING project and shape the future of mountain regions.All the details: bit.ly/3IaCrjq#MountainsMatter ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you heard about the pioneering school for shepherds and breeders in Italy? 🐑 The #LIFEProject @LIFE ShepForBio has created this initiative to teach participants the best practices for conserving pastoral habitats in three Italian regions ⛰️ Discover their work preserving our #Natura2000 sites 👉 bit.ly/4bFvggU#ShepForBio ... See MoreSee Less
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🌟 Save the Date! 🌟 Join us for an introductory online meeting on 21 February at 11:00 CET as we embark on a journey towards preserving the rich heritage of Carpathian pastoralism. Key Objectives of the Meeting: 🔹 Presenting the mandate of the Carpathian Convention and fostering cooperation for inscribing Carpathian pastoralism in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List of Humanity. 🔹 Sharing international experiences from the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralism (IYRP2026) and Romania's process for extending the Transhumance file under UNESCO. 🔹 Discussing avenues for extending the Transhumance file under UNESCO ICH or other means to promote Carpathian pastoralism. If you're passionate about preserving Carpathian pastoralism and keen to contribute, reach out to the Secretariat at info.carpathianconvention@un.org to join the conversation! 📸Photo by Sabrina Wisian🌾🏞️ #CulturalHeritage #UNESCO #CarpathianPastoralism ... See MoreSee Less
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Join us for the upcoming LIFE Shepforbio online Discussion Forum, connecting pastoral schools, stakeholders and networks across Europe! 🐑 📅 22 February 2024 from 10:00 - 12:30 CET🔍On the Agenda:• Discussing a platform for the exchange of pastoral knowledge• The role of pastoral schools in regional & cross-regional initiativesAre you interested in joining and want to receive more details? DM us! 📧 Looking forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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