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Background The EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 underlines the importance of motivating the corporate sector to reduce its negative impacts on biodiversity. Intensive agriculture is one of the main drivers of biodiversity loss, through the use of heavy machinery, pesticides and synthetic nitrogen fertilisers, land consolidation, drainage, etc. Therefore, ...
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The business model currently under development for second generation ethanol is a replication of the model used for first generation which is plants with massive annual production capacities. Such high production rates require high capital investment and huge amounts of biomasses (250-350,000 tons per year) concentrated in small radius catchment areas to afford transportation costs (50 km). Under ...
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Background The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) predicted in its 2014 report that climate change would have negative impacts on agriculture for the rest of this century, even in temperate zones such as in Europe. Integration of adaptation measures into the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and Cohesion Policy can increase the resilience of ...
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"The project aims to identify the key semi-natural habitats (SNH), outside and within crops, providing essential ecological services (ES). Vegetation traits will be linked to potential ES provision, case studies will measure actual ES levels and inform models which will show unused opportunities and trade-offs among ES by SNH from habitat to landscape scale. This will be achieved for a range of re ...
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Biocommodity refinery (BIOCORE)

Start date: Mar 1, 2010, End date: Feb 28, 2014,

"BIOCORE will create and demonstrate create a lignocellulosic biorefinery for sustainable processing of agricultural residues (wheat and rice straws), SRC wood (poplar) and hardwood forestry residues, into 2G biofuels, bulk chemicals, polymers, speciality molecules, heat and power. To reach this overall objective, BIOCORE will: 1) Describe how a mixed lignocellulosic feedstock-based biorefinery ca ...
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Background Mitigating the negative impacts of climate change is one of the most important challenges in the EU over the coming decades. In that sense, agriculture will play a key role, as farming emissions represent around 11% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of the EU28. Promoting farming systems that combat climate change is a powerful strate ...
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Organic and low-input farming systems have been shown to benefit farmland biodiversity although a generic indicator system to assess these benefits at the European level is lacking. The BIOBIO project will therefore pursue the following objectives: 1. Conceptualization of criteria for a scientifically-based selection of biodiversity indicators for organic/low-input farming systems; 2. Assessment ...
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O objectivo do projecto ECOVERGER é o de partilhar os conhecimentos técnicos e as experiências de diferentes parceiros com o fim de se elaborar uma estratégia comum de acções à escala do Sudoeste Europeu (SUDOE), visando preservar de forma duradoura os pomares extensivos ao ar livre (porte elevado) e os sistemas agro-florestais tradicionais mistos (associação árvores-cultivos-animais). A valorizaç ...
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... ow that vocational training in particular plays a fundamental role in supporting the dissemination & implementation of approaches related to agri-environmental (AE) performance assessments of farms.Solagro together with other institutions have developed a complementary set of on-line tools for diagnosis & decision support (Dialecte) that enable the assessment of the state of the environmental serv ...
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... erritories of the Delta of the Danube and the Guadalquivir on which is going to take place the Ecodiag project.In France, Supagro Florac, the natural academy of the spaces of Languedoc-Roussillon and Solagro demonstrated that the device of training plays a fundamental role in the support of the implementation of contracting policies on a territory. Whether it is by its capacity of expertise or t ...
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A post-secondary level agricultural course : This project has developed a course in ecological farming, between secondary and tertiary education levels. The course will provide training which will help reduce unemployment and provide private farmers with useful qualifications. This project started in 2002 and lasted 30 months.
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The loss of knowledge and the missing possibilities to gain an adequate and comprehensive education in all aspects of care and management of traditional orchards is the main motivation for our initiative. One decisive point is to guarantee a close cooperation of practice-orientated and theory-orientated partners. It addresses vocational education institutions, adult education (layman, private gard ...
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