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How can irrigation and soil fertility be improved while also reducing the environmental impact of farming? The use of no-till methods [28 / 06 / 2016]

Context: In 2002, Nuno Marques, a Portuguese farmer of beef, cereals, and forestry, in collaboration with the Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais Mediterrânicas (ICAAM), young graduates, and irrigation and veterinarian services began a project […]

SIMRA (Social Innovation In Marginalised Rural Areas) has kicked off [20 / 06 / 2016]

Scientists from across Europe and the wider Mediterranean area met at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen (Scotland) at the end of May 2016 to mark the start of a 4-year project addressing some of the […]

Call for experts for 3 new EIP AGRI Focus Groups – Deadline 11th July, 2016 [14 / 06 / 2016]

EIP‑AGRI has opened a call for experts for 3 new Focus Groups on: Robust and resilient dairy production systems Agroforestry: introducing woody vegetation into specialised crop and livestock systems Diseases and pests in viticulture Experts […]

How does the CAP take into account the production of public goods in agriculture? [6 / 06 / 2016]

Whereas there is a broad discussion about the renewal of agricultural production and the adaptation of public support, the co-editors of the book are intended to feed the discussion of what underlies this concept of […]

The PEGASUS project publishes its first Newsletter [1 / 06 / 2016]

The first newsletter of the PEGASUS project was launched last week! It provides information on the project’s progress in its first year and some of the emerging findings to enable a greater provision of public […]

ENRD Seminar “Forging the Links – Connecting RDP Support to the Food & Drink Supply Chain” [31 / 05 / 2016]

On the 26th May 2016, a seminar was held by the European Network for Rural Development (ENRD) on the links between RDP (Rural Development Programme) Support and the Food & Drink Supply Chain in Brussels […]

Research Assistant position available at Perth College UHI, Scotland [30 / 05 / 2016]

Our member, the Centre for Mountain Studies of the Perth College UHI (University of the Highlands and Islands, Scotland) is looking for a Research Assistant for one year to work, among other things, on the […]

Mountains for Europe‘s Future, an event to put mountains on the agenda of Horizon 2020 [20 / 05 / 2016]

As part of the initiative ‘Mountains for Europe’s Future: Putting Mountains on the Agenda of Horizon 2020’, the CH-AT Alliance organised a conference in Brussels on Monday 25 April 2016. The initiative gathers researchers from […]

Towards an EU agenda for Mountainous regions: adoption of the Iotova report by the European Parliament [16 / 05 / 2016]

Following a debate at the European Parliament with EU Commissioner Vella, the own initiative report written by MEP Iotova on “cohesion policy in mountainous regions of the EU” has been largely adopted by the European […]

Looking back at the call for proposals 2016 of the new promotion policy: feedback from our member the CNIEL [13 / 05 / 2016]

From 4th February to 28st April 2016, DG Agri opened a call for proposals to finance information and promotion campaigns in the agricultural sector. 2016 was the first year of implementation of the new promotion […]

Guide for EU funding on tourism [12 / 05 / 2016]

The third version of the “Guide on EU funding for the tourism sector 2014-2020” is now available. It comes with updated hyperlinks, new information on financial instruments (including European Structural and Investment Funds) and additional […]

EIP-AGRI Workshop on ‘New value chains from multifunctional forests’ [2 / 05 / 2016]

The EIP-AGRI Network is organising a workshop on new value chains from multifunctional forests for foresters, farmers, advisers, researchers and entrepreneurs. It will take place in the second week of November 2016 in Vienna, Austria. […]

Profitability of permanent grassland: findings of the EIP-AGRI Focus Group have been published [2 / 05 / 2016]

In May 2014, EIP-AGRI launched the Focus Group ‘Profitability of permanent grassland’. It aimed to assess how to manage permanent grassland in a way that combined profitability, carbon sequestration and biodiversity.  “Any management action in […]

A newsletter for the South Eastern Europe Focus Group of Euromontana [29 / 04 / 2016]

Euromontana and Danijel Bertovic from PINS in Croatia, the coordinator of Euromontana’s South Eastern Europe (SEE) Focus Group, gathered some specific information on SEE in a newsletter. We have particularly insisted on the funding possibilities. […]

A web portal listing mountain huts [25 / 04 / 2016]

Context  The website www.rifugi-bivacchi.com aims to group in the same on line resource the complete list of all mountain refuges (including bivouac shelters) of the Alps, the Apennines and the mountain regions of Sardinia, Sicily […]

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