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Agriculture can deliver a variety of environmental public goods and ecosystem services. Often, however, the use of agricultural landscapes prioritizes the provision of private goods which also contributes to environmental degradation. To address this imbalance, targeted policy instruments are required to ensure that public goods are provided at the level desired by society.More...
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How to assess the healing power of nature? – Impact evaluation process in a Hungarian school garden
In the spring of 2018, at ESSRG we collected research needs related to green care services (therapeutic approaches which integrate the power of nature). Reviewing the claims, we perceived that the key players of this field had lacked the impact evaluation researches that would have verified the effectiveness of these services and the healing power of nature.More...
Agroecology: From tradition to innovation
Join us in our two days symposium to get a feel of where agroecology is going in Hungary.More...
Sustainable Food Systems < > Sustainable Diets
The Center for Food Studies at The American University of Rome organised an uplifting event on the changing food consumption practices, policies, research and investments conducive to fostering the desirable transformations of the food system and dietary practices.More...
Bean there, done that: why we should eat more beans and legumes in general
The world needs more protein, but animal-based protein intake is by no means sustainable. Legumes are a good alternative to meat and thanks to their biological nitrogen fixation capacities, they also benefit the environment.More...
Locked-in or transition towards agri-food system sustainability: focus on crop diversification
More than 200 participants arrived at the first European Conference on Crop Diversification to Budapest on 18th to the 21st of September 2019.More...
NEW LEARNING JOURNEY: System thinking for food system sustainability
Are you concerned about climate change? Biodiversity loss? Inequality? Hunger and malnutrition?
Do you want to understand how all these issues are connected through our food system?
Do you want to learn practical tools and approaches that help to navigate the innate complexity of dynamic systems?More...