Agroecology: What can we learn from other European countries?
Join us at a morning seminar to learn how agroecology has been promoted in other European countries, in particular France, and discuss whether ideas can be transferred to the UK and Scotland.
Scottish Natural Heritage, with the Land Use Policy Group, asked the Institute for European Environmental Policy to examine the high-level factors that enable or hinder the adoption of agroecology, drawing on the experiences from France as well as Germany.
The review (which will be published) provides information on drivers underpinning decision-making within these countries and the mechanisms they have introduced to promote agroecological approaches. It will also provide information on how these initiatives were received and discuss their potential relevance in the UK.
There will be the chance to hear the views from Eric Giry (French Embassy), Prof Christine Watson (SRUC), Jonathan Hall (NFUS), Vicki Swales (RSPB) and Dr Bruce Pearce (Organic Research Centre). There will opportunities for questions and answers.
The seminar starts at 10.30 am, with arrival between 10 am and 10.30 am. Lunch will be provided at the end.