Explore the option of Snail Farming within Ireland

The National Organic Training Skillnets (NOTS) will be hosting an exciting two day seminar on Snail production.  This unique seminar should be of interest to all those who might consider snail farming as a part-time of full-time source of income.
 

Towards a Citizens' Agricultural Policy

The Common Agricultural Policy is a colossal public policy intervention, using 39% of the EU budget and shaping the farming policies of Member States. It could be a major force for improvements in public health, rural economies, and sustainable food and farming; but it is not. And it won’t be until our food system is governed democraticallyfor the common good.

Free 'Can EU CAP it?' Project webinar on CAP reform: greening or green-washing?

We are organising a free webinar on September 29, 2015 via the 'Can EU CAP it?' Project, where all European citizens can engage in learning and discussing the oldest European policy: the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

Topic is "CAP: greening or green-washing? 

Format: 20 minute session will be followed by live 10 minute Q&A from participants.

'CAP, What's cooking?' Project launch announced for October 4th, 2015 in Milan during 'We Feed the Planet' Framework at EXPO2015.

The central-eastern EU model for competitive and sustainable agriculture and rural development

Background

Agriculture in Europe is subject to increasing pressure from globalisation, that is moving toward the standardisation of the production, based on economic competitiveness. At the same time, Europe 2020 strategy promotes the idea of sustainable, innovative agri-food sector based on resource efficiency, and rural development promoting social inclusion and job creation.

'CAP, What's cooking?' Project launch

The event will take place at Italian Makers Village, Via Tortona 32, Milan at 18.00.

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You can download the Event announcement here

Rural Youth & Young Farmers Workshop

We would like to invite to the Rural Youth & Young Farmers Workshop, Forum Synergies  will organise, in collaboration with the Future Farmers Movement, from 22 to 25 October 2015 in beautiful countryside of the Netherlands!

Participation of an active youth force in rural economies and local development is usually limited by:

· Lack of preconditions and preparatory actions for return of youth to rural areas

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