Related projects

Below are details of projects and websites that have some connection to the FAAN project. It maybe their method of working or the subject matter that is similar to the FAAN project.

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  • AlimenTerra

    Alimenterra is a new network of European organisations committed to developing practical and co-operative actions leading to the creation of a truly sustainable european food system. The organisations participating in the creation of AlimenTerra currently come from five European countries: France; Italy; the Netherlands; Spain and the UK and cover all the food chain from farmers’ unions and development organisations to NGO’s, local food initiatives and organic support bodies.

  • COFAMI - Encouraging Collective Farmers Marketing Initatives

    Against the background of the ongoing reform of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) the research project “Encouraging collective farmers marketing initiatives” (COFAMI) aimed to identify the social, economic, cultural and political factors that limit/enable the formation and development of collective marketing initiatives.

  • Community Food Security Coalition Project

    The Community Food Security Coalition (CFSC) is a North American organization of social and economic justice, environmental, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, community development, labor, anti-poverty, anti-hunger, and other groups. The Coalition has 325 organizational members in 41 states, 4 Canadian provinces and the District of Columbia. We are dedicated to building strong, sustainable, local and regional food systems that ensure access to affordable, nutritious, and culturally appropriate food to all people at all times.

  • Equal CROC Project

    CROC promotes the local food supply chain to maintain sustainable economic activities in rural areas.

  • Sustain

    Sustain is a UK based civil society organisation (CSO). Its describes itself as: the alliance for better food and farming advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, enrich society and culture and promote equity. We represent around 100 national public interest organisations working at international, national, regional and local level.

  • Bäuerliche Experimente im Ökologischen Landbau

    Ziel dieses Projektes ist ein verbessertes Verständnis von Forschung, Versuchen und Entwicklungen von Biobauern, deren Beitrag zu Wissenszuwachs und Innovationen. Es ist geplant Gründe, Motive, Themen, Methoden und die Ergebnisse für/der Versuche zu dokumentieren und Einflussfaktoren auf das Variabilität des Systems „Bäuerliche Versuche“ zu identifizieren.

  • Erfindungen von AkteurInnen des Ökologischen Landbaus

    Da bäuerliche Versuche und bäuerliche Entwicklungen eine zentrale Quelle für die Weiterentwicklung des gesamten Agrarsektors sind, ist es von Bedeutung die Elemente und Prozesse bäuerlicher Versuche und Entwicklungen zu verstehen. Ziel dieses Projektes ist die Sammlung und Dokumentation von Beispielen für Innovationen und Erfindungen von Biobauern.

  • GenderGAP in der EU-Agrarpolitik

    In diesem Projekt ein so genanntes agentenbasiertes Modell ist vorgeschlagen. Dieser Modell ermöglicht die Auswirkungen dieses Strukturwandels auf die ökologische, ökonomische und soziale Situation landwirtschaftlicher Betriebe darzustellen.

  • HarmoniCOP

    The aim of the HarmoniCOP project (2002 -2005) was to increase the understanding of participatory river basin management planning (RBMP) in Europe. RBMP is the integrated cross-sectoral planning and management of river basins if necessary across political and administrative borders. The project’s objective was to generate practical information about participation processes in river basin management and to support the implementation of the public participation provisions of the European Water Framework Directive.

  • Learning for sustainability - Resources

    This site aims to provide a practical resource for those who work with communities (in the wider sense of the term) to help them identify and adopt more sustainable practices. This site was initiated in 1998 as part of a PhD thesis, and has developed over the past years as the NRM-changelinks site. During 2007 the NRM-changelinks was discontinued, and has been superceded by this Learning for Sustainability site.

  • LEARNing Project

    LEARNing is an interdisciplinary project based on interactive approaches and stakeholders’ participation. It aims at building a research agenda for social sciences on R&D in European agriculture.
    The main emphasis is to engage stakeholders in a new way of learning in order to tackle new issues like multifunctionality, food safety, rural development, environment.
    LEARNing involves eight European countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom) and Australia.

  • SLIM Project

    SLIM is a multi-country research project funded by the European Commission (DG RESEARCH – 5th Framework Programme for research and technological development, 1998–2002). Its main theme is the investigation of the socio-economic aspects of the sustainable use of water. The project ran from February 2001 to May 2004 and involved about 30 researchers from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the UK.

  • VIRTU@LIS Project

    The ViRTU@LiS (Social Learning on EnVIRonmental Issues with the InTeractive Information and CommUnicAtion TechnoLogIeS) project brings together a consortium of specialists in information technology, sustainable development, environmental modelling, public policy and governance, learning psychology and open learning, to develop computer-based learning tools on ecosystems and natural resources.

Policy Research

  • Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU)

    Rural areas in the UK are experiencing considerable change. The Rural Economy and Land Use Programme (RELU) aims to advance understanding of the challenges they face. Interdisciplinary research is being funded from 2004-2010 in order to inform future policy and practice with choices on how to manage the countryside and rural economies.