26 November

COAG-Valencia releases new short video

COAG-Valencia have produced a three-minute summary of the BOND project, the achievements after three years of work and the seeds planted for the future for those who wish to advance collective action.  The video is available in Spanish. COAG-Valencia ha …

17 November

New BOND article

To encapsulate the whole of the BOND project in one article is virtually impossible. But at BOND, we like a challenge! The six-page article appears in the latest issue of The Project Repository Journal published by the European Dissemination Media …

31 October

BOND releases new movie

The latest BOND video has just been released. Filmed on location in Spain, Norway, UK, Netherlands and Czech Republic, this video encapsulates the importance of agroecological farmers in transforming agriculture in the current climate crisis. It highlights the importance for …

28 September

Green Recovery and the Role of Collective Action

We are happy to invite you to the BOND webinar on “Green Recovery and the Role of Collective Action”. The webinar will take place on Monday 12th October from 10:00 to 11:30 am Rome time. As we emerge from the …

24 September

10 elements of Agroecology campaign in Hungary

Inspired by the BOND activities, in 2019, Védegylet initiated the process of forming an Agroecology Network in Hungary, comprising of diverse stakeholders (farmers, researchers, members of civil society organizations, decision-makers, etc.) that have many years of track record in the …

23 September

Youth Forum – Final Webinar

In this final webinar, on Friday 18th September, representatives from each of the four thematic workshops fed back on their topic to the whole group in some very dynamic and interactive ways, including video presentation and a quiz. The draft …

08 September

Au Panier Vert

Marie Odile Smets is the chair of Au Panier Vert – a successful farmer cooperative in Northern France, focused around a Farm Shop. In this new video, she explains how the cooperative started, how it is run, and why it …

03 September

Third BOND Lab Experiment in Moldova

The 3rd event of the BOND Lab Experiment in Moldova is complete. The event aimed to provide knowledge about legal and fiscal aspects of cooperatives and to reflect on the nature and elements of constructive dialogue between cooperatives and government …

05 August

A Successful Online Youth Forum

As July concluded so did BOND’s Youth Forum for the Future’s thematic workshops. Between Monday 27 and Friday 31 July, all 34 participants were given an opportunity to learn, debate and begin the search for solutions for some specific challenges …

29 July

Developing markets for the next generation of farmers

Faciliator Andrea Ferrante from Schola Campesina opened Young Farmers Forum for the Future’s second workshop by inviting participants from Norway and Greece to introduce the theme by sharing very different experiences of markets in their own countries. This was followed …

28 July

Youth Forum Thematic Workshop 1

‘If you are a young farmer today, thank you…’ Anneke from Austria opened today’s workshop by reading this essay, followed by Brîndusa from Romania and her introductory cartoons. The first Youth Forum online thematic workshop brought together 8 young farmers …

27 July

Youth Forum for the Future begins online

BONDs Youth Forum for the Future began with an introductory webinar for all participants on Friday 24th July. Hosted by Eco Ruralis with expert facilitator Andrea Ferrante from Scholar Campesina, the event brings together 34 young farmers from 34 European …

24 July

Second BOND Lab Experiment in Moldova

The second BOND Lab Experiment in Moldova on Emotional intelligence and bridging skills took place online between the 22nd of May and 12th of June 2020. Despite COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent closure of borders and restriction of meetings, ProEntranse …

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 …

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 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 …

12 April

Study tour | Netherlands

Study tour in Netherlands has been held on 19th to 23rd March. It was the fourth study tour and the sunniest. Thank you, Rudolf and Henk, from Wageningen University, for pushing away the clouds! Useful height to touch the sky! …

11 April

BOND Board meeting | Rome, Italy

Dates: 14-15 May 2018 Location: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy The next BOND Board meeting will be held on Tuesday 15th May 2018 in FAO Headquarters in Rome. The BOND Board meeting will be preceded on Monday 14 May 2018, by …

11 April

Study tour | Italy

The study tour in Italy has been held from 12th to 16th March 2018. The tour has been magnificent and perfect. Flaminia, Enrico and Marco from Legacoop Agroalimentare worked hard to organise a superb tour with extremely interesting visits and …

10 April

Study tour | France

The study tour in France has been held on the week 5th-9th march 2018. It was the second tour and again a very fruitful and diverse set of visits with a presentation of multi-stakeholder cooperatives (SCIC), a collective project to …

09 April

First Study tour | Spain

The first Study tour has been held in Spain from 26th February to 2nd March and it was a great success. Congratulations to the organizers! With a Spanish rhythm of 24/7 the beneficiaries hardly slept, especially when they had to …