Can technology and innovation be promoted in mountain areas? The answer is yes, as long as there is a collaboration between research, industry and policymaking to prioritise and attract young entrepreneurs.
In December 2021 the General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) declared the year 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development (IYM). To launch this International Year, the Mountain Partnership hosted an online event on April 28 under the theme “Mountains Matter: for people and the planet”.
The H2020 project PoliRural has developed the deliverable D1.10. Regional Recommendations, that sets out to help regional teams align their action plans with high-level missions pursued by the European Union (EU).
On 31 March 2022, the European Commission (EC) sent observation letters relating to the first 19 proposed CAP strategic plans. The letters identify elements of the proposed plans that require further explanation, completion or adjustments before the EC can approve them.
The University of Cordoba, together with ADEGUA (the Association for the Development of the Guadajoz and East countryside of Córdoba, organised a field trip to the olive oil value chain to the municipality of Baena (Córdoba, Spain), which is one of the mountain reference region analysed by the MOVING’s project.
On 31 January and 1 February 2022, SHERPA Horizon 2020 project had its annual conference. In the group discussion on ‘Farm diversification and food chains’, Sherman Farhad presented how the MOVING project contributes to the establishment of upscaled Value Chains and to the long-term vision for rural areas (LTVRA).
The Pester Plateau, part of the Dinaric Mountains in Serbia, is little known to many people. Sjenica lamb, one of the typical products in the region, is protected as a national Protected Designation of Origin (PDO). It has adapted over time to the natural conditions, ecosystems and climate.
MOVING has recently published 23 individual policy briefs, one for each of its Reference Regions. These documents include the description of the Mountain Reference Region (MRR), the value chain (VC) contribution to sustainability and resilience of the region, some innovation components of the VC and a number of policy relevant considerations.
The MOVING Multi-Actor Platform (MAP) at the Spanish Pyrenees Reference Region came together in a workshop to reflect on the effects of a series of biophysical variables in the mountain wine value chain.
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