Second farmer workshop planned in Spain
The Spanish RECARE team, lead by Artemi Cerda, is organising a second farmer meeting on July 11th, 2016. The meeting will deal with topics of innovation, contemporary production and marketing, new agricultural techniques and sustainability, or as the flyer of the meeting describes:
'This looks to make the farmer the centre of attention. Agriculture preserves tradition and wisdom, but also requires innovation and opening up to a world where competitive internationalized communication is essential to adapt to new challenges. The meeting is intended to provide information around contemporary production, marketing, new techniques and traditions. This knowledge must not be lost. But we want to continue the farmer who informs us and discuss new topics of interest. With these lectures we want to share new initiatives and traditional values with all citizens, and create an atmosphere of collaboration and enthusiasm to give value and place in a location that deserves this ancient craft.'
The meeting is held on June 11th, 2016. More information can be obtained from the event flyer (Spanish).
New article published on soil-related ecosystems services
A new article has been published in Ecological Indicators which presents a soil-related ecosystems services framework to be used in the RECARE project.
The framework will be used in the 17 case studies to identify and value changes to ecosystem services due to soil threats and soil management and policies impacting on soil.
The paper can be downloaded from http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1SxBx,XRNLROoG with free access until 14th June 2016.
Special Issue of SOIL RESEARCH about 'Sustainable Soil Management and Organic Farming'
Issue no. 54 of the peer reviewed journal SOIL RESEARCH has just been published. This special issue, with a foreword by Marta M. Moreno , Ziad Al Chami , Artemi Cerdà and Ana M. Tarquis, has the title 'Sustainable Soil Management and Organic Farming', and covers 15 research papers that consider soil improving measures and management, topics that are also investigated and relevant in the RECARE project.
SOIL RESEARCH is issued by CSIRO PUBLISHING in Australia. The special issue can be found online HERE.
More information can be obtained from Artemi Cerda ", partner in RECARE for the University of Valencia.
RECARE presented at the Olive Growers Association of the Euganean Hills