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29Nov
Grazed Woodlands in Lebanon: policies, initiatives and activities – Online workshop
Workshop

Registration form link

Policy makers, farmers, entrepreneurs, researchers, private companies and other stakeholders involved in the grazing sector in Lebanon are invited to a free online workshop aiming to give an overview on the Lebanese national laws and legislations related to grazed woodlands.

It will also highlight the initiatives and activities established and performed by the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture.


Information and opportunities

• Role of the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture in improving and reinforcing the sector
• Laws governing the grazing sector in Lebanon
• Opportunity to networking and sharing experiences
• Building connections for future collaborations


Workshop program

10:00-10:10
Welcome Speech – Doctor Milad El Riachy (LARI)

10:10-10:40
Laws and decisions in the management of rangelands – Engineer Zeina Tamim (Acting Head of Rangeland Department – MOA)

10:40-11:10
Activities and initiatives taking place in the management of rangelands in several Lebanese regions – Engineer Carla Al Jamous (Rangeland Department – MOA)

11:10-11:30
Open discussion

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15Dec
Brokerage Event to foster innovation in Grazed Woodlands
B2B

Online event registration | In-presence event registration

Agenda in Arabic | Agenda in English

Poster in Arabic | Poster in English

The National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), the Regional Forest Agency for Land and Environment of Sardinia (Fo.Re.S.T.A.S.) and the whole LIVINGAGRO Consortium are pleased to announce the organization of the first Brokerage Event to foster innovation in Grazed Woodlands in Amman – Jordan.

The Brokerage Event represents a unique occasion to highlight the growing socio-economic role of agroforestry in grazed woodlands and share innovative technologies, initiate cross border co-operations and find new business partners for countries around the Mediterranean basin. The event is addressed to economic stakeholders, decision makers and research stakeholders interested in agroforestry issues, especially in the field of grazed woodlands.

The initiative is a great opportunity on one hand for stakeholders to discover new innovations in this field and on the other hand for innovators to present their latest research and experimentation projects related to agroforestry. The event will focus on highlighting the state-of-the-art innovations, identifying the challenges that economic stakeholders and operators of the grazed woodlands sector are facing, and underlining the most workable high-tech solutions to maximize profitability, sustainability and biodiversity considering limited resources and environmental constraints.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in roundtables, discussions, and one-on-one meetings with a professional panel of acclaimed guest speakers and will be able to choose between participating online or in person for an efficient time management.


Why participate

  • Meet providers of innovative technologies and discover how these can improve agroforestry businesses
  • Enter into contact with potential partners for future cooperation
  • Establish cross-border contacts for long-term business relationships
  • Find new partners for research projects

 


Book your online meeting

For those who will not be able to travel, it is offered the possibility to book, through the registration form, an online 1:1 meeting that will take place during the matchmaking session from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM.

As soon as the innovators’ list will be available, you’ll get an email to choose who you want to talk to and have the opportunity to meet the creators which will be presenting their innovations.

The 1:1 meetings will take place on Zoom platform and will last about 10 minutes each.

 

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13Dec
Brokerage event to foster innovation in Multifunctional Olive Systems
B2B

Online event registration | In-presence event registration

Agenda in Arabic | Agenda in English

Poster in Arabic | Poster in English

The National Agricultural Research Center (NARC), the Regional Forest Agency for Land and Environment of Sardinia (Fo.Re.S.T.A.S.) and the LIVINGAGRO Consortium are pleased to announce the organization of the Brokerage Event to foster innovation in Multifunctional Olive Systems in Amman – Jordan.

The Brokerage Event represents a unique occasion to highlight the growing socio-economic role of agroforestry in olive groves andshare innovative technologies, initiate cross border co-operations, and find new business partners for countries around the Mediterranean basin. The event is addressed to economic stakeholders, decision makers and research stakeholders involved with the olive and olive oil sector.

The initiative is a great opportunity on one hand for stakeholders from the olive and olive oil sector to discover new innovations in this field and on the other hand for innovators to present their latest research and experimentation projects. The event will focus on highlighting the state-of-the-art innovations, identifying the challenges that economic stakeholders and operators of the olive and olive oil sector are facing, and underlining the most workable high-tech solutions to maximize profitability, sustainability and biodiversity considering limited resources and environmental constraints.

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in roundtables, discussions, and one-on-one meetings with a professional panel of acclaimed guest speakers and will be able to choose between participating online or in person for an efficient time management.


Why participate

  • Meet providers of innovative technologies and discover how these can improve agroforestry businesses
  • Enter into contact with potential partners for future cooperation
  • Establish cross-border contacts for long-term business relationships
  • Find new partners for research projects

 


Book your online meeting

For those who will not be able to travel, it is offered the possibility to book, through the registration form, an online 1:1 meeting that will take place during the matchmaking session from 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM.

As soon as the innovators’ list will be available, you’ll get an email to choose who you want to talk to and have the opportunity to meet the creators which will be presenting their innovations.

The 1:1 meetings will take place on Zoom platform and will last about 10 minutes each.

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15Nov
2nd B2B Event on Multifunctional Olive Systems in Lebanon
B2B

Press release

The Mediterranean region leads the world in olive and olive oil production and consumption. However, the increasing demand for olives and olive oil requires the expansion of growing areas and an increase in production. Accordingly, new technologies and innovative production systems are becoming essential.

In order to provide additional support for stakeholders in the olive sector after the first successful B2B event held by the LIVINGAGRO Project consortium in July, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICH) and the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI) are organizing a second B2B event in Lebanon on November 15, 2022.

During this second event, experts from Italy, Greece and Lebanon will present their work on many innovations related to agroforestry in olive growing and olive oil production, sharing their expertise with many stakeholders.

Economic stakeholders, decision makers and research stakeholders involved with the olive and olive oil sector are invited to participate in the event, which will be divided into two parts. The morning session will be dedicated to presenting innovations from several Mediterranean countries, while the afternoon session is reserved for roundtables aiming to deepen the discussions among innovators and stakeholders. Stakeholders will also have the opportunity to meet with each of the innovators in one-to-one meetings to discuss the problems they are facing and their needs for innovations to improve the productivity of their orchards and the quality of their production.

The Cross Border Living Laboratories for Agroforestry (LIVINGAGRO) Project is funded by the European Union through the ENI CBC Med Programme and implemented in Italy, Greece, Lebanon and Jordan. The project aims to support education, research and development, innovation, and technology transfer, including sharing research results, by establishing two Living Labs, one for multifunctional olive systems (Living Lab 1) and the other for grazed woodlands (Living Lab 2). This B2B event is part of Living Lab 1.

 

Watch the live streaming here: EN | AR

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27Sep
International workshop: Olive resilience to Climate Change
Workshop

From 27 to 30 September 2022, the IOC will hold an international workshop entitled ‘Olive Resilience to Climate Change’ in Lisbon/Évora, Portugal.

This workshop aims to give an overview of several topics related to the sustainability of the olive oil and table olive value chain, opening minds to new “sustainable thinking”.

It will gather the coordinators of projects related to the sustainability and resilience of olive production systems to:

  • Acknowledge the progress, methodologies and results of the different projects;
  • Provide opportunities for stakeholders to network and share experiences;
  • Create new consortia, with the support of the IOC, to develop new research projects and research and development strategies; and
  • Coordinate and follow up on olive resilience and sustainability.

The coordinators of the main projects currently underway in the olive sector are invited to participate, to combine the various activities, generate avenues of understanding and collaboration between the different groups and promote synergy to make olive groves more resilient.

 

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03Oct
Scuola di Agroforestazione
Workshop

Scuola di Agroforestazione Sottomisura

3-7 Oct 2022, Tenuta di Paganico, Paganico (GR, Italia)

L’agro selvicoltura e forestazione in Toscana – le pratiche agroselvicolturali, agroforestali, in Toscana come sistema innovativo per l’intensificazione agricola sostenibile – le certificazioni quali sono, a cosa servono, come ottenerle

Programma Contacto 

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05Oct
Innovations for grazed woodlands
B2B

The B2B Event – Innovations for grazed woodlands is planned in the framework of the Cross Border Living Laboratories for Agroforestry (LIVINGAGRO) project, funded by the European Union through the ENI CBC Med Programme and organized by the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI) in collaboration with the Forest Agency for Land and Environment of Sardinia (FoReSTAS). The main aim of the event is to support education, research and development, innovation, technology transfer, and publishing and marketing research results.

Farmers, entrepreneurs, local administrators, researchers, private companies, policy makers and multiple stakeholders interested in agroforestry issues, especially in the field of grazed woodlands, will have the opportunity to participate, whether onsite or online, in a series of discussions, round tables and one-on-one meetings highlighting the latest scientific research and implementing state-of-the-art innovations related to grazed woodlands that contributes to the development of the sector.

With its open innovation approach, LIVINGAGRO project will help different stakeholders during this one-day B2B event in identifying the types of problems facing this sector, as well as underlining and co-designing the most workable technological solutions that maximize the ecosystem functionality of the grazed forest and enhance the many aspects and resources that agroforestry in grazed woodland can provide.

Event Programme

During the morning session, a professional panel of acclaimed guest speakers, including representatives from LARI, LIVINGAGRO consortium and other research institutions, will be sharing insights on different topics and innovations related to agroforestry in order to help stakeholders to increase profitability, sustainability, and biodiversity in the face of limited resources and environmental constraints. These discussion sessions will tackle issues regarding adaptive grazing management, reconciling grazing with trees, mixtures for quality pasture, shade tolerant species, remote sensing techniques to monitor oak forests, thinning and pruning trees in silvopastoral systems, land imprinter for rangelands rehabilitation coupled with rangeland species seeder and, hydroponic fodder system.

In the afternoon, all attendees are invited to participate in an open discussion during two round table sessions on grazed woodlands and forest management as well as to schedule a one-to-one meeting with the aim of getting more information about the innovations of greatest interest with one of the guest speakers of the event.

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09Sep
Agroecology Europe Youth Forum 2022
Interaction

Let’s gather to celebrate youth engagement in agroecology and create a space of exchange between engaged and interested young people from all over Europe to deepen our understanding of the agroecological transformation and present job opportunities in this field.

Let’s strengthen collaboration between different existing agroecological networks, and exchange experiences and lessons learned to kick-start new ideas for working together and initiating projects.

Let’s engage with the practical dimension of agroecology through field visits and exchanges with young farmers and reflect on the challenges, opportunities and needs of young professional agroecologists.

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21Jul
B2B Event – Multifunctional Olive Systems
B2B

A B2B event on the olive and olive oil sector in Lebanon, including the presentation of the latest innovations to increase production and reduce costs

The Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (LARI), within the Cross Border Living Laboratories for Agroforestry (LIVINGAGRO) Project funded by the European Union through the ENI CBC Med Programme and implemented in Italy, Lebanon, Greece and Jordan, organize a B2B event on the olive and olive oil sector in Lebanon with the aim of supporting education, research and development, innovation, technology transfer, and publishing and marketing research results. The event will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the Smallville Hotel, Badaro-Beirut.

The project aims to establish two cross-border living laboratories, and to enhance cooperation between research institutions, farmers and their associations, industries, the private sector and all users in general. The project focuses mainly on agroforestry, taking into consideration multifunctional olive growing systems (Living Lab 1) and grazed woodlands (Living Lab 2).

During this event, a list of available innovations will be presented, and ways to implement them in olive orchards and in the olive and olive oil sector will be discussed.

The event also aims to highlight the latest scientific research related to multifunctional olive systems that contributes to the development of the sector, and to encourage cooperatives and agricultural institutions to adopt new agricultural practices and cooperate with each other.

This event will help set up the necessary bases to start implementing state-of-the-art innovations by providing the opportunity to invest in business and opening new horizons for associations among research centers, agricultural policy makers and other interested stakeholders in agriculture and food production.

The participation of stakeholders in this workshop can lead to wide-ranging cooperation and thus can help impel the olive and olive oil sector in Lebanon toward a different level based on reducing production costs, improving quality and increasing financial returns.

B2B Event LL1-LIVINGAGRO

Available streaming channels :

https://youtu.be/juBgL_oO8EU (Arabic)

https://youtu.be/ck7aVaS5JRM (English & Arabic)

 

 

English (UK)