Project partner Artemi Cerda, of partner institute University of Valencia, is organising a big stakeholder event titled 'L'agricultura Actual' (Today's Agriculture).
The event will take place on June 20th and 21st 2015 in Valencia. The main purpose of the event is to make the general public and especially stakeholders from the area aware of the consequences of modern agricultural methods and techniques, and what implications these have for the land and culture in the Spanish setting.
The accompanying text in the event folder reads:
'Today's agriculture is at a crossroad that leads to modernization, industrialization and the denaturation of its production. However, there are entrepreneurs that want to bring agriculture and economic activity closer to the people, and wish to share their ideas with society. This meeting introduces the RECARE research project, and El Celler del Roure Teularet wants to show how users and farmers can build a new path towards a Modern agriculture without losing their traditional values.'
The event folder can be downloaded HERE.
From June 2-4th, the second stakeholder training workshop for case study partners is being organised. This training workshop is a continuation of the first stakeholder training workshop that was held in Wageningen in 2014, and therefore intended for Case Study partners that have also joined the first training workshop.
More information can be found on the training workshop information page.
Registration for this workshop can be done on the event registration page.
The workshop program can be downloaded here.
The required training documents (Guidelines and the Excel Tool) can be download here.
A number of RECARE partners attended the Global Soil Week in Berlin from 19th-23rd April 2015. Global Soil Week is an international gathering of people interested in sustainable soil management and responsible land governance.
Around 600 policy-makers, scientists, farmers, students, artists and industry members from 80 countries came together to find strategies to ensure the sustainable management of soil and land. RECARE partners, Gudrun Schwilch, Simone Verzandvoort, Jane Mills and Godert van Lynden contributed to a 4 hour dialogue session entitled "Soil and land information: How to support decision-making?"
The RECARE ecosystem services framework for soils which has been developed within the project was presented. They then facilitated two participatory world café sessions to receive feedback on the framework. Feedback was positive and included a number of useful suggestions to further develop the framework.
Also during the session a trailer for 3 films on soil threats produced by the RECARE project was screened and was well received.