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Forum Synergie

Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

EFNCP (European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism)

Rural topic(s): Agroecology and agroforestry, Conservation and management of natural resources, Local ecological knowledge

City: Derwentside

Country: United Kingdom

Web site: http://www.efncp.org

EFNCP is a Europe-wide network which raises awareness of the importance of low-intensity farming for nature conservation and aims to improve the way public policies respond to the needs of these farming systems. It promotes the importance of « High Nature Value » farming systems ; it disseminates and exchanges supporting information combining research and practical expertise ; it brings together ecologists, nature conservation managers, farmers and policy makers to consider problems faced by these systems and potential solutions ; and it develops and promotes policy options which ensure the ecological maintenance and development of these farming systems and cultural landscapes.

Scale of intervention : National, European

Keywords: high nature value farming (HNV), ecosystem friendly methods, agroecology, landscape preservation, Commons, pastoralism, improvement of biodiversity

Places: Europe

Actors: network, platform, forum, multi-stakeholders, farmer

Methods: participation research, information diffusion, partnership, cross disciplinary research, advocacy, exchange of good practices