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A concerted effort of the eTOMATO consortium has led to the creation of the eTOMATO Multifunctional Agriculture course.  Join us and get the chance to win a farm-based experience! What does it entail? You will learn about Multifunctional Agriculture, i.e. the approach for diversifying the agricultural business opportunities through the implementation of practices based on Lean Resources Management to bolster the Rural Development. The MA outputs generate the so-called Triple Bottom Line outcomes, involving Environmental, Social and Economic [...]

2020-10-13T11:36:51+02:00October 13th, 2020|News|

New faces of multifunctionality: a view from the UGR team

Multifunctionality is the fundamental idea to build competitive and socially viable rural spaces in the 21st century. A paradigm shift is taking place, research centers and all kinds of scientific initiatives are advancing in finding solutions, new market niches and activities that have the capacity to combine wealth generation, quality employment, and environmental sustainability. The Department of Human Geography of the University of Granada and its research teams work on different thematic lines: the impact and relevance of [...]

2020-10-07T10:39:25+02:00October 6th, 2020|News, UGR|

“COOP DOVERIE” – A CLOSED CYCLE FROM THE PRODUCTION OF MEAT TO THE SALE OF THE FINAL PRODUCT

The “COOP DOVERIE” started its activity on 01.10.1995 in the direction of animal husbandry - production of pork and beef in a farm with a closed cycle. Since then, it has been constantly in the process of expanding, restructuring and modernizing the existing facilities and creating new activities and productions. From September 2010 begins production of the entire range of products with the brand "Stara Planina". The production is patented with the trademark "Quality from the Balkans" and [...]

2020-09-30T11:10:25+02:00September 30th, 2020|AUP, News|

The preparation for autumn

Our social farm GEBROEDERS VERCAMMEN has had a successful summer! After some setbacks due to the Corona-crisis, the luck we’ve had with our summer camps was more than welcome. During those camps, we provided activities for a 20 few children with and without mental or behavioral disabilities. We focused on creativity, fun and games and learning about life on a farm. It was a relief to see the registrations flowing in and to accept to positive feedback we [...]

2020-09-15T17:11:18+02:00September 17th, 2020|gebroeders vercammen, News|

Partner La Junquera starring a video made by Patagonia

Multifunctional and regenerative farming is gaining momentum. Last autumn Patagonia visited the farm with a film crew and they made a short documentary about how our project partner La Junquera is dealing with climate change, an emptying countryside, and more complicated farming systems. After four days of filming we had been able to show them the different crops we produce (almonds, apples, pistachos, aromatics, vegetables), as well as the different projects that supplement the farm and work in [...]

2020-09-15T16:59:10+02:00September 15th, 2020|La Junquera, News|

Masseria Redenta as a place of inclusion

In Masseria you never go on vacation, time is marked by the operations that must be carried out, the wheat harvest then the legume harvest, the seasonal fruit to be harvested, the animals to look after, the always abundant vegetable garden to take care of and prepare for the next harvest. They seem endless operations and yet they embellish the days letting the moments mark and at the same time making them poetic, like the sunsets we observe [...]

2020-09-07T17:39:53+02:00September 8th, 2020|Masseria Redenta, News|

The Forthcoming Europe

In times when a pandemic has crippled the global economy and our health, it is definitely the moment to plan our future more wisely, in order to grow in resilience and let opportunities arise organically. Talking about organic matters the European Commission, after what the Farm to Fork strategy (F2F) is promised to look like, seems very keen to promote a stronger, more resilient food production in Europe. This would mean also counting on young farmers and making [...]

2020-08-05T10:17:52+02:00August 5th, 2020|News, Tinada|

eTOMATO project: let’s take the stoke of the situation before the summer break

Despite the coming summer holidays, the eTOMATO partners are keeping on working hard on the next steps of the project. In this article we want to give you some updates about what has been done so far.  The last months of the project have been very intense, as the University partners with the strong support of farm partners finalized the outline of the courses and completed the creation of the training materials. The partners worked hard to develop [...]

2020-08-01T09:58:22+02:00August 1st, 2020|News, Valuedo|

Spa tourism: A multifunctional agent of rural development?

Currently, spas are tourist establishments with the capacity to lead the development of rural areas in the “Empty Spain”, where more than 45% of them are located. In many cases, they are the economic base of a significant number of rural municipalities and their regions. They represent an important source of direct and indirect employment, at the same time, allowing the labor insertion of women and young people. These two groups are configured as key agents in development [...]

2020-07-29T09:57:53+02:00July 29th, 2020|News, UGR|

AJAX GROUP – “FROM THE FARM TO YOU”

The owner Angel Tenev founded the first company "Ajax 95" Ltd. for breeding and fattening a special selection of animals  1995. Today, Ajax takes care of the constant high quality of its raw materials and monitors extremely precisely the control over all production units. Ajax stands behind its motto: "From the farm to you". Ajax Group works in several directions with a closed production cycle: Two feed mills - equipped with the most modern machines and equipment. Precise [...]

2020-07-27T17:21:41+02:00July 27th, 2020|AUP, News|