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Last February, FIRAB, the Italian foundation for research in organic and biodynamic farming, started a series of activities toward Grundtvig –Democratization of agricultural research, the European project it is working at together with French, Swiss and English partners.

Italy is taking part to the project with delegations of producers and horticulturists, focusing their efforts in searching and selecting local seeds.

In the French Languedoc region, a useful and promising exchange was launched, instead, involving four European countries and offering continuity to the international meeting held in the Black Forest, Germany, at the end of 2013. The aim is to continue reflecting on how to make the farming research more efficient, by involving producers directly and defining conditions for a productive dialogue with local production chains. Meetings will be held also in 2015 in Switzerland and in Great Britain. At the same time, FIRAB and other partners (like the Council for Farming Research– CRA/RPS) are also developing a project for a shared sustainable farming to function as glue among the several agricultural realities, which produce tests for enterprises through their activities, setting up a network to foster diffusion and experience sharing (www.firab.it).


A biodynamic life
by Giuliana Zoppis


News, events, products and services for an innovative and conscious lifestyle:
all that can give an ecologic shift to everyday actions with responsibility, curiosity, creativity and the desire of improving us and the world we live in.

This is the section led by Giuliana Zoppis, architect, journalist and expert of ecodesign, biobuilding and socio-environmental sustainability. In 2006, together with Clara Mantica , she founded Best Up the first chain for promoting the sustainable living.