Sustainable innovations implemented around the world which may be of interest to improve the work in Bio-districts, Eco-regions and all living territories.
THE COEUR PAYSAN STORE IN FRANCE MANAGED BY ASSOCIATED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS
In the Alsace Region of France, 42 farmers have partnered to create and manage a 400-square-meter store that sells their products directly to the local market. The Cœur Paysan Store, created in Colmar in December 2016, is part of the trends and practices of direct sales from producers to consumers, developed in different countries in recent years through production-sale agreements or meeting places agreed. Cœur Paysan represents a step forward on this path, creating a permanent and structured space where producers and consumers express their commitment to maintaining high-quality local agriculture, which creates wealth in the territory and guarantees biodiversity...MORE
GEOGRAPHICAL INDICATION: FAO TRAINING MATERIALS ON ORIGIN - LINKED PRODUCTS
FAO is implementing the Quality and Origin program to support the development of quality standards linked to geographical origin products of the agri-food chain. Specific quality linked to geographical origin is associated with the valorisation of local resources, which may be physical (soil, climate, conditions of drying places etc.), genetic (especially indigenous plant varieties and livestock breeds) and cultural (know-how, traditions in relation with farming and processing, etc.). The specific nature of these resources leads to the uniqueness, identity and value of products. These food, agricultural, forestry or fishery products of Geographical Indication can increase food security,...MORE
THE NEW PUBLICATION OF RINCONES DEL ATLÁNTICO TO VALORIZE THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF CANARY ISLANDS
Rincones del Atlántico has just published the issue number 10 of its magazine that besides the usual sections on Art and Landscape, Words and Nature, Canarias Flora, Trees, Natural Heritage, Traditional Agriculture and Agricultural Ecology, also includes a wide choice of articles on other different topics. With 400 pages, about 30 articles and fabulous ancient and more recent images, the realization of this issue requested more than two years of work, with the active participation of various experts, intellectuals, artists, farmers and representatives of local institutions, as a model of slow journalism that valorises the great historical and contemporary resources of the Canary Islands,...MORE