Visit at the Italian Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy

During the first study visit in Rome, the ORGANIKO partners had a thorough meeting with the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Policy Senator Andrea Olivero, his technical secretariat’s co-workers and ministry’s staff working on organic farming. The Italian Agriculture Ministry expressed their support towards the project ORGANIKO on the bilateral 

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Involvement of farmers, consumers and researchers in organic products certification – AIAB, FederBio & Bioagricert

During our first study visit in Rome, we met representatives of the AIAB (Italian Association for Organic Agriculture), FederBio (Italian federation of organic and biodynamic agriculture) and Bioagricert (Private certification and control body). AIAB promotes a participatory approach in organic farming, since it connects researchers with farmers and consumers and the AIAB president, Mr. Vincenzo 

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Success business stories of organic farming in Rome – La città dell’altra economia & Il Trattore

During our first study visit in Rome, we visited two successful initiations within the Rome city. “The city of the other economy” (La città dell’altra economia-CAE) is located in Rome centre at the restored place of Campo Boario in Testaccio. Events, exhibitions, markets and meetings are organized there in order to promote social equality, fair 

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Experience of organic food provision in schools – Maria Montessori Primary School in Rome

During our first study visit in Rome, we visited the Maria Montessori Primary School and representatives of Rome Municipality’s Educational and School Services Department (Office for food monitoring and control and Diet Office) provided information about organic food in schools. About 150000 meals are prepared in Rome per day and per meal, the municipality spends 

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Understanding Italy’s role in climate change and organic production – ISMEA & Lazio Regional Government

During our first study visit in Rome (01-02/12/2015), we met with representatives from ISMEA and the Lazio Regional Government. The role of the Italian public institute ISMEA (Institute for agro-food market services) in the implementation of EU policies for climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as the contribution of agriculture to the reduction of 

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Communicating the benefits of organic-based lifestyle at the Mediterranean Science Festival

The 1st Mediterranean Science Festival took place from 3rd to 6th of December at the Lanitis Carob Mill Complex in Limassol and it was organized by the educational organization SciCo-Cyprus, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, along with the Cyprus Youth Organization. Our participation consisted of an interactive seminar, carrying out activities for children aged 6-12 

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Public workshop on organic products and their relationship with climate change mitigation and health benefits

More than 90 people participated in the public info day of ORGANIKO LIFE+ on “Organic products: Climate change mitigation and health benefits” at Limassol City Hall, on Wednesday, September 16th 2015. The event was organized by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), the Agricultural Research Institute, the Department of Environment, along with the European Commission 

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