On 18 September 2016, the 10th Environment Festival was held from 11am until 8pm at the Municipal Gardens in Nicosia, and we were there. In response to the slogan “think future generations” as the main topic of the festival, leaflets about the potential health benefits and the five nutritional/health reasons why one should buy organic foodstuff
Within the framework of SANA 2016, an event on organic farming and climate change took place on Monday, 12 September 2016 in Bologna. A few days after the Agreement ratification by China and US and less than two months before the next COP 22 in Marrakech, Federbio, the Italian federation representing the whole organic sector, together with Kyoto
The 2nd study visit in Italy took place in Bologna on 5-6 September 2016. Our first stop was the Azienda Agricola Masera farm with Mr. Guglielmo Costa, professor at the Department of Agricultural Science in the University of Bologna and Mr. Ugo Palara, the Agrintesa agricultural co-operative technical director. In the farm, among others, organic
Attendance at the 28th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology
On 1-4 September 2016, the 28th Annual Conference of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology was held in Rome and we were present. The theme of the conference was “Old and New Risks: Challenges for Environmental Epidemiology” with pesticides being recognized as one of the hazards that cause serious health consequences. Over 1500 researchers from
The 1st training course for local authorities and farmers was organized on 8 August 2016 in Grosseto, Italy and the theme was the National Strategic Plan for the Development of the Organic Farming (OF) system in Italy. After consulting all the main OF stakeholders and after the approval by the State-Regions Conference (the body in which
On August 7th, the 2nd Italian awareness raising programme was conducted, within the framework of Festambiente 2016 in Grosseto. The event had two main objectives; On one hand, to hopefully offer new insights on the organic farming (OF) discussion in Italy, and that’s why the main Italian beekeepers’ organization, one representative of the banking world and one ESCo
A gas sampling chamber used to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from barley in organic and conventional farming systems at Agricultural Research Institute.
A gas sampling chamber used to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from vetch in organic and conventional farming systems at Agricultural Research Institute.
A workshop on “Innovative sustainable practices in traditional vineyards: trends, prospects and growth opportunities in the wine sector” was organized by the Agrolife project on June 27th. The event was successful with about 40 participants and we had the opportunity to present data on organic farming and climate change.
On June 6, within the scope of the World Environment Day, the 1st awareness raising programme took place at the Emilio Sereni Agricultural Technical High School in Rome, Italy. About 100 students attended the event and they were informed about various issues such as the importance of environmental issues, the contribution of agriculture to climate