02 July

Farmers’ Market Adapts for COVID-19

Kislépték, the Hungarian Association for small scale farmers, has prepared a video showing how a farmers’ market in Hungary can still operate by implementing required social distancing and sanitation measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. This farmers’ market includes …

08 June

Edible Futures

Short description Name of the initiative? Edible Futures Country United Kingdom Region Bristol What kind of initiative Farming/production, Environmental, Biodiversity, Community Key words CSA, Community, market garden, salad drop   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about A …

08 June

San Lidano

A fresh cut salad cooperative that grew from a small family business in the 1990s to become one of the top ten players in the fresh cut salad market in Italy. Key words: Cooperative, fresh cut salad   Short description …

08 June

Factory of Joy

A seed library and knowledge resource to protect and nurture heirloom plant varieties and relearn traditional farming methods for Bosnian food and seed sovereignty. Key words: Heirloom seeds, seed library, traditional farming Name of the initiative? Factory of Joy Country …

08 June

The CSA Network

Short description Name of the initiative? The CSA Network Country United Kingdom Region Countrywide What kind of initiative Marketing, Education/Training, Environmental, Biodiversity, Landscape, Community, Policy making   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about We link up the …

08 June

Regulation for Processing and Sale

Short description Name of the initiative? Regulation for the Processing and Sale of Products of Local Farmers Country Spain Region Valencia Country What kind of initiative Farming/production,  Processing, Policy making   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about …

08 June

Seedhouse (Magház)

Short description Name of the initiative? Magház (Seedhouse) Country Hungary Region Countrywide What kind of initiative Environmental, Biodiversity, Educational/training, Policy making, Community Key words Sustainable seed systems, low input agriculture, agrobiodiversity conservation, heirloom   Success factors Briefly describe what your …

08 June

Association of the Croatian Family Farmers’ Life

Short description Name of the initiative? Association of the Croatian Family Farmers’ Life Country Croatia (Hrvatska) Region Countrywide What kind of initiative Farming/production, Marketing, Environmental, Landscape, Biodiversity, Educational/training, Policy making, Community Key words Family farming, Knowledge exchange   Success factors Briefly describe what …

08 June

Northern Friesian Woodlands Association (Noardlike Fryske Wâlden)

Name of the initiative? Northern Friesian Woodlands Association – NFW (Noardlike Fryske Walden) Country  Netherlands Region  Friesland What kind of initiative  Farming, Educational/training, Biodiversity, Landscape, Policy making Key words  Dairy farms, farmer association, bottom-up   The Story In the early …

08 June

Federation of Agroecological Farmers

Name of the initiative? Federation of Agroecological Farmers Country Netherlands Region Countrywide What kind of initiative Farming/production, policy change Key words Federation, permaculture, agroecology   The Story I’m from the city so as a child I didn’t really have a …

08 June

Land Banks

Short description Name of the initiative? Land Banks Country Spain Region Valencia Province What kind of initiative Farming/production, Landscape, Community   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about The creation of a municipal administrated website that connects landowners …

08 June

Farma Lukava

Gathering together those interested in modern horse-powered farming throughout the Czech Republic to share knowledge and experience. Key words: Horse-powered farming, CSA   Short description Name of the initiative? Farma Lukava Country Czech Republic Region Countrywide What kind of initiative …

08 June

The Neighbourhood Orchard Project

Urban communities planting fruitful trees and bushes in public spaces for the common good. Key words: Eatable city, sustainable future, resilient ecosystem, vibrant communities   Short description Name of the initiative? The Neighbourhood Orchard Project Country Republic Of Moldova Region …

08 June

Food Sovereignty Platform

Short description Name of collective initiative Food Sovereignty Platform Country Spain Region Valencia Country What kind of initiative Farming/production, Processing, Marketing, Educational/training, Policy making   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about. A Platform that brings organization to …

08 June

Yum Yum Cooperative (Njam-Njam Zadruga)

Short description Name of the initiative? Cooperative njam-njam ; Croatian HM hub Where is the initiative based (region )? CROATIA Region Križevci, Koprivničko-Križevačka county, Eastern Europe What kind of initiative (farm, private, network, other)? Creating a cooperative of five farms …

08 June

Open Farms in Zala Thermal Valley

Short description Where is the initiative based (region )? HUNGARY  Country Zala County What kind of initiative (farm, private, network, other)? This is a network of 15 producers of high value added food products and rural service providers opening their …

08 June

Network of Orchardists of the Carpathian Basin

Short description Where is the initiative based (region )? HUNGARY Country Carpathian Basin / Central Europe What kind of initiative (farm, private, network, other)? A transboundary network: our members work in Hungary, in Transylvania (part of Romania), the former Upper …

08 June

Feeding Cordoba in COVID-19 (Alimentando Cordoba COVID-19)

Short description Name of the initiative? Feeding Cordoba in COVID-19 (Alimentando Cordoba COVID-19) Country Spain Region Andalusia What kind of initiative Farming/production, Biodiversity, Community Key words Agroecology, Local supply chains, Food aid, Peasants, Multi-actor networks, Activist research, Food sovereignty   …

08 June

The Peasant’s Box (Cutia Taranului)

Short description Name of the initiative? The Peasant’s Box (Cutia Taranului) Country Romania Region Cluj What kind of initiative Farming/production, Education/training, Environmental, Biodiversity, Community Key words Peasant, food, local, village-city relationship   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is …

08 June

Kispiac Quarantine Market

Short description Name of the initiative? Kispiac Quarantine Market Country Hungary Region Pest What kind of initiative Farming/production, Marketing, Community Key words COVID-19, drive-in service, farmers’ market, best practice   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about The …

08 June

Verifruct Business Cooperative

Short description Name of the initiative? Verifruct Business Cooperative Country Republic of Moldova Region Hânceşti What kind of initiative Farming/production, Marketing, Processing, Environmental Key words Apples, plums, cooperative, value chains   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about A seven-year-old …

08 June

Ecollaures Participatory Guarantee System

Short description Name of the initiative? Ecollaures Participatory Guarantee System Country Spain Region Valencia What kind of initiative Farming/Production, Processing, Training/Education, Environmental, Biodiversity. Key words Guarantee, Trust Group management, local market, consumption, agroecology   Success factors Briefly describe what your …

08 June

Fordhall Farm

Short description Name of the initiative? Fordhall Farm Country UK Region Market Drayton, North Shropshire What kind of initiative Farming/production, Education/training, Environmental, Biodiversity, Landscape, Community Key words Organic, community farm   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about …

08 June

Séronais Central Kitchen

Short description Name of the initiative? Séronais Central Kitchen Country France Region Ariège, Community of Communes Couserans-Pyrénées What kind of initiative Farming/Production, Education/Training, Environmental,  Community, Policy making Key words Green public catering, school canteens, farmer association   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative …

08 June

Charming Loaf (Turtita Fermecata)

An artisan baker of sourdough breads and pastries. I have explored different types of collective action with varying degrees of success. Key words: Sourdough, wild yeast, traditional   Short description Name of the initiative? Charming Loaf (Turtita Fermecata) Country Romania …

08 June

Strengthening the Immune Systems of Medical Workers

Short description Name of the initiative? Strengthening the Immune Systems of Medical Workers Country Republic of Moldova Region Chișinău What kind of initiative Farming, Processing, Community, Health Key words Charity, immune system, health workers, COVID-19, honey, tea   Success factors …

08 June

Pappa Fish

Short description Name of the initiative? Pappa Fish Country Italy Region Marche region What kind of initiative Marketing, Education/Training, Environmental, Biodiversity, Community, Policy making Key words Fresh fish, reduced waste, local product   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative …

08 June

Diet for a Green Planet

Short description Name of the initiative? Diet for a Green Planet Country  Sweden Region Södertälje What kind of initiative Marketing, Educational/training, Processing, Biodiversity, Landscape, Community, Policy making Key words Food policy, reducing waste, public food sector   Success factors and …

08 June

Jurassic Food Cooperative (Jurnjska Kooperative Spozywacza)

Short description Name of the initiative? Jurassic Food Cooperative (Jurnjska Kooperative Spozywacza) Country Poland Region Śląskie What kind of initiative Farming, Biodiversity, Educational/training, Community   Success factors and needs Briefly describe what your initiative is about It is food cooperative for …

08 June

Association Demeter Czech & Slovak

Short description Name of the initiative? Association Demeter Czech & Slovak Country Czech Republic and Slovakia What kind of initiative Farming/production, Biodiversity, Educational/training, Community, Biodynamic agriculture Key words Biodynamics, BIO, farming, winemaking   Success factors and needs Briefly describe what …

08 June

Country-shop Cooperation (Landwinkel Coöperatie)

Short description Name of the initiative? Country-shop Cooperation (Landwinkel Coöperatie) Country The Netherlands Region Countrywide What kind of initiative Farming/production, Marketing   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about The Country-shop is a cooperative of 89 farm shops: 87 …

08 June

Green Care (Inn på tunet Norge)

Short description Name of the initiative? Green Care (Inn på tunet Norge) Country Norway Region Countrywide What kind of initiative Marketing, Educational/training, Community, Policy making Key words Cooperative, welfare services, quality certified   The Story “We began our cooperative back …

08 June

Alliance of Small-Scale Community Farms

Short description Name of the initiative? Alliance of Small-Scale Community Farms Country Hungary Region Countrywide What kind of initiative Farming/Production, Training/Education, Environmental, Biodiversity, Landscape, Community   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about An informal alliance of small-scale …

08 June

The Brick Oven Association (Kemence Egyesület)

Short description Name of the initiative? Brick Oven Association (Kemence Egyesület) Country Hungary Region Komárom What kind of initiative Farming/Production, Marketing, Education/Training, Environmental, Biodiversity, Landscape, Community.   Success factors Briefly describe what your initiative is about A community farm with …

23 April

Boosting the Immune systems of Medical workers in Moldova

On 2nd April 2020, equipped with gloves masks and sanitisers, three Moldovan agro associations delivered immune boosting health packages to Covid-19 frontline medical workers. The packages, consisting of teas, honey and hetero-oils were delivered to three hospitals in the Chisinau …

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01 April

Training of Trainers

Between the 6th and the 8th of February 2020 VDG organized a BOND training of trainers in Kishantos, Hungary that addressed men and women engaged in small-scale food production and/or involved in food and agriculture related local groups/associations, with the desire to …

23 March

Finding Food during COVID-19

Where do I get my food from when the supermarket shelves are all empty? It is a question many people are asking, but it is part of a much bigger one. Times of crises are also times for reflection. In …

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06 March

First Moldovan Lab Experiment

The first of three Lab Experiments took place in Moldova on February 25th, 2020. Representatives from 10 farmer or land manager groups focused together on ‘Understanding performance and developing an Action Plan’. They will return to their groups to disseminate …

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02 March

Green Public Catering on the Menu

The Hungarian Memorandum of Understanding on social economy and social farming was signed in Budapest in the first week of February. It followed a two-day regional roundtable: Collective Action for Green Public Catering Based on Quality Food. This event, organised …

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05 February

The signature of the Hungarian Memorandum of Understanding

Yesterday the Hungarian Memorandum of Understanding on social economy and social farming within the BOND Policy Roundtable held in Hungary was signed in Budapest. It was signed by Hungarian Chamber of Agriculture, Research Institute for National Strategy, Hungarian Association of …

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28 January

Hungarian Agroecology conference and workshop

On November 27th and 28th, 2019 the first Agroecology Conference of Hungary was organized in cooperation of Védegylet, Environmental Social Science Research Group (ESSRG) and the French Institute of Hungary, as part of the international environmental awareness month. It is …

09 December

BOND – Forum Young Farmers for the Future!

BOND is currently planning to develop an international platform of young farmers in Europe. If conditions allow, an international forum will be held in Romania in the coming months that will gather 34 young farmers from 34 countries in Europe. …

17 September

News on the two days national workshop in London: 10th September “Agroecology in action” Parliamentary Meeting on Agroecology and a Stakeholder Consultation on The Environmental Land Management Schemes and policy to support Agroecology, 10 and 11th September 2019, London

This policy workshop brought together farmers, foresters, community food growers, food activists, and public interest groups to develop policy recommendations for key government consultations on the National Food Strategy and the emerging Environmental Land Management Schemes. The topics discussed (with …

08 July

Have your say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

The Commission has launched an online consultation as part of the Horizon Europe co-design process on how the programme should be shaped in detail and implemented in practice through the strategic plan 2021-2024 (see https://ec.europa.eu/info/news/have-your-say-future-objectives-eu-funded-research-and-innovation-2019-jun-28_en).  

19 June

A summary of the BOND Romanian National Workshop “CAP&Peasants Rights -a BONDing process How can the collective grassroots mobilization bridge a human rights approach in public policies for food and agriculture? Bucharest, 1-2 June, 2019”

The workshop has been organized at the doorsteps of the Romanian Parliament in Bucharest, where between 3-4 June, 2019, the EU ministers for agriculture have come together in an informal meeting under the EU Presidency of Romania. The two day …

17 June

More details on the Hungarian National workshop, 6th May 2019

Follow up the May 6 Hungarian national workshop Kislépték presented #bondprojecteurope and the findings of the national workshop at the social farming conference Szak-Ajtó held at the Ministry of Human Resources in Budapest, Hungary. Deputy State Secretary Dr Attila Szinay …

29 May

WEBINAR on Urban Dimension of Food Sovereignty

WEBINAR on Urban Dimension of Food Sovereignty In an increasingly urbanized world, cities have an important role in defining the future of our food systems. This comes with risks and opportunities, as cities have been characterized both as the obstacle …

28 May

Next event: BOND National Workshop in Romania CAP & Peasants Rights-Bucharest, 1-2 June 2019 “How can the collective grassroots mobilization bridge a human rights approach in public policies for food and agriculture?”

The Romanian peasants organization Eco Ruralis, member of the European Coordination Via Campesina, holds its national workshop in the capital of Romania, Bucharest, on 1-2 June, 2019. Held right before the informal meeting of the Agriculture and Fisheries Ministers of …

02 April

SIA Survey Representatives

SIA Survey Representatives Consideration of the societal impact of the project will improve the quality of the interventions and activities being proposed or considered. To this extend BOND will conduct a Social Impact Assessment throughout the project duration. The core …

20 March

What is your Story?

‘What Is Your Story?’ is a playful card-based activity to engage learners in creative and abstract thinking. It can be used as prompts for allowing people to express their views and share with others. The aim of the game is for …

29 January

Promote collective action, strengthen Family Agriculture

CNA (Confederação Nacional da Agricultura) held a workshop on “Promoting Collective Action, Strengthening Family Agriculture” at its headquarters in Coimbra, Portugal, the 23rd January, with the participation of leaders and workers from the Confederation. It was participatory initiative in which …

17 January

Agroecology Nights

How familiar are you with sustainable diets, alternative agricultural systems and food sovereignty? As responsible citizens and concerned consumers, we must be informed how our food is produced, by whom, and what environmental, economical and political impact it has. Join …

17 January

Outstanding Practices in Agroecology 2019 Announced

The recognition highlights outstanding practices advancing the transition towards agroecology from the global South. Out of 77 nominations from 44 countries, 15 receive recognitions, including practices from across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Berlin, 17 January 2019 – 15 outstanding …

15 January

BOND Workshops on going!

During the months of December 2018 and January 2019, BOND project is developing different workshops in 8 different countries, in order to deepen on the barriers and difficulties that farmers encounter when they try to organize themselves to achieve collective …

04 December

Cooperative njam-njam ; Croatian HM hub

Initiative based (region) HR

Country Križevci, Koprivničko-Križevačka county, Eastern Europe

5 key words that best represent the story organic, holistic menagment, farms, cooperative

04 September

Lego Serious Play Workshop for Hungarian Bond participants

Author Lili Balogh Join Sam and Charlie came from the Disruptive Media learning Lab, Coventry University, UK, in this playful full-day workshop to help uncover the secrets to building better team working skills. Using Lego Serious Play, participants playfully explored …

27 June

Farming moving back to nature

Representatives of the agrarian sectors of more than 70 countries gathered in Rome to discuss on agroecology. They met in FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization under the United Nations) headquarter: agroecology as the way to create a healthier and more …

18 June

Permaculture training opportunity in Hungary

Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments (Bill Mollison). A permaculture training will take place in Hungary in July 2018, from 14th to 28th. The training will be held in English and Hungarian. There will be a …