Networks for healthy food
Promoting fair, healthy and local food production - co-operation project between Unser Land and WECF members
01.02.2006 | WECF Campaign
|Countries:||Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, Armenia, Switzerland, Romania, Spain|
|Donors:||European Commission, DG-Environment|
|Partners:||Social Ecological Institute, Poland; Unser Land, Germany; ZijActief, The Netherlands|
|Issues:||Biodiversity & Food|
|Duration:||02/2006 - 01/2012|
Unser Land is a successful cooperation of over 200 farmers, bakers, butchers, supermarkets, churches and citizen's organisations in Bavaria, Germay. Together they promote sustainable rural development.
Farmers produced food products under the quality criteria of Unser Land and can then sell their products with the Unser Land label. The supermarkets, bakers and butchers provide space in their shops to sell the Unser Land products. The citizen's organisations promotes the label and concept among consumers through events and other PR actions.
Unser Land is a member of WECF and transfers it's knowledge to the WECF agricultural working group.
Networking and information and knowledge exchange are essential ingredients to the work of WECF. In Unser Land WECF has found a strong, creative and reliable partner for developing joint projects, information and knowledge.
WECF implementationWECF and Unser Land use training sessions, visits and publications to transfer knowledge and experiences between the Unser Land partners and groups in project countries, such as the Ukraine.
A visit in 2005 by Ukrainian farmers was a great success for all involved and was followed by a similar visit in the Ukraine.
The training sessions provide a variety of information:
- Ecology: what does it mean?
- The bigger picture: networking and rural development
- Sustainable Rural Development: What themes?
More than 40 farmers and members of Unser Land and WECF met for a 4-day-training conference in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany. They came from Ukraine, Armenia, Germany, Switzerland, Romania, the Netherlands and Spain and visited Unser Land farmers, bakers and supermarkets, discussed problems and benefits of biofuels and organic farming, and pledge partnerhips between the farmers from the EU and the new neighbour states.
The conference produced 2 statements by the WECF agriculture working group and Unser Land members:
- Statement on energy and biofuels
- Statement on Sustainable Rural Development
WECF member Isabel Ripa from Spain, has prepared 6 fact sheets with usefull information on EU funding programmes for sustainable rural development, and developments in EU agricultural policy.
Poland: Between the Rivers Bug and Narew
WECF and SIE are developing local partnerships in order to manage and cultivate 15 rural Masovian communities along the river Bug sustainable.
13.04.2010 | WECF Project
German-Polish exchange to promote sustainable rural development; WECF and Bavarian partner visit Polish region of Mazovia (Text auf Deutsch)
Deutsch-polnischer Austausch zur Förderung nachhaltiger, ländlicher Entwicklung
07.08.2009 | Karin Adolph
Salon ACCESS 2009 Anne Masse, Conference
WECF France invited a German partner tot present a project on local, equal and fair trade: "Unser Land"
14.05.2009 | WECF Press Release
Frauenansichten 2008/ Women's Views 2008 (text in German)
Ein Lesekalender zu Umwelt und Gesundheit. Erfahrungen, Einschätzungen, Praxistipps; a calendar in bookform about women, the environment and our health;
12.12.2007 | Johanna Hausmann
Recht auf Schutz vor Gentechnik - auch für Ihren Mais!
Newsletter on GMOS (text in German)
11.05.2007 | Sabine Brückmann
Open Letter on GMOs
An open letter to German minister Miller on stopping GMO tests. (Text in German)
17.03.2007 | Sabine Brückmann
Malaria can be curbed without DDT use
“The NEMA directors approved the use of DDT but with conditionalities which Uganda’s present environmental standards can hardly meet.”
19.02.2007 | John Ken Lukyamuzi
Lidl Germany lists out table grapes because of too high pesticide residues
09.10.2006 | Margriet Samwel
WECF partner UNSER LAND gets environmental prize
Press Release - UNSER LAND receives B.A.U.M. Environmental Award
17.05.2006 | Sabine Brückmann
B.A.U.M environmental prize
On 11./12. Mai 2006 the B.A.U.M environmental prize will presented in Munich. WECF partner Unser Land has been nominated as well. (Text in German)
14.04.2006 | Sascha Gabizon
Boom in organic products in Germany
Various articles related to organic products and labelling in Germany "In Bio ist der Wurm drin" (Text in German and English)
20.02.2006 | Sascha Gabizon
Presentations from the workshop in 18. - 23. January 2006
The powerpoint presentations during the sustainable rural development and sustainable agriculture workshops.
Press reports on the BRUCKER LAND and WECF workshop
Articles on the workshops for sustainable agriculture and energy from crops (Text in German)
24.01.2006 | Sabine Brückmann
Press coverage for WECF's workshop with Ukrainian and Armenian partners
Twenty farmers and women's organisation representatives visit organic farms in Bavaria (Text in German)
23.01.2006 | Sabine Brückmann
Networking for Europe
WECF, UNSER LAND and partners from Eastern Europe meet in Fürstenfeldbrück to network on sustainable agriculture, water, energy and rural development (text in German)
20.01.2006 | Sabine Brückmann
UNSER LAND honoured!
"Bavarian-Constitution-Medal in Silver" for the head of the Network UNSER LAND, coordinator of WECF working group on Sustainable Agriculture
17.01.2006 | Sascha Gabizon
In Spain, France, Greece and Serbia consumers want healthy food
In countries where it is difficult to find ecological food products, consumers are willing to pay more?
20.12.2005 | Margriet Samwel
UNSER LAND Erntedank auf dem Marienplatz
Regionale Lebensmittel – ein Beitrag zum Umweltschutz (Text in German)
28.09.2005 | Sabine Brückmann
Day of the Regions
Regional-Movement set up a German Federal Association
12.05.2005 | Sabine Brückmann
Networking organisation for sustainable agriculture and rural development
01.03.2005 | Sabine Brückmann
All salads tested in Germany contain pesticide residues
except the organic salads, which had no pesticides, says Greenpeace Germany Pesticide Report
15.12.2004 | Magriet Samwel