Ready, set, action!

The project “Smart governance and operational tools for agroecological carbon farming” started in April 2022 and this is its first newsletter. Discover what we have been up to in this first few months.

Kick off meeting in Salamanca, Spain

On April the 26th, 2022, the Farms4Climate consortium finally met face to face in this historic Spanish town. Under the guidance of the coordinator, the AIR Institute, researchers had a full day to co-create the final plan for a successful project. Here is a nice family picture.

In the picture, left to right.

Front line: Dr Alba Mininni (University of Basilicata, Italy), Juan Varga Moreno (Esférico sl, Spain), Dr Inés Santín Montanyá (Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria, INIA, Spain), Dr Iñaki Fernández Pérez (AIR Institute, Spain), Dr Thoraya Seada (Heliopolis University, Egypt), Ángela García Álvarez (AIR Institute, Spain), Dr Azizi Thouraya (INRGREF, Tunisia), Dir Juan Manuel Corchado (coordinator, AIR Institute, Spain).

Back line: Prof Bartolomeo Dichio (University of Basilicata, Italy), Teodoro Berloco (Agreenment srl, Italy), Ricardo Beck (Esférico sl, Spain), Dr Tristano Bacchetti De Gregoris (Soluciones Agricolas Ecoinnovadoras sl, Spain), Dr Andrea Ferrarini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy), Constantino Machairas (IFOAM AgriBioMediterraneo, Greece), Dr Wiekert Visser (Sekem, Egypt), Prof Youssef Ammari (INRGREF, Tunisia).

The website is alive!

The consortium launched its main communication channel. Considering the goal of the project, which is to create business opportunities for rural communities through testing and validating new governance structures and farming practices, the website was designed to vehicle information to multi stakeholders, not just scientists. The ambition of the project site is to promote holistic thinking around trends and opportunities in the agricultural sector toward climate friendly food systems.

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Living labs for rural innovation

The most important element of the project is that it brings together multiple actors to co-create innovative solutions for rural communities. This approach is replicated in 6 regional Living labs, each one focused on a relatively standard cropping system with the potential to shift toward a more regenerative management. Visit this page to learn more about the Living lab concept and its use in Farms4Climate.