Slow Food at the Private Land Conservation Workshop in Romania

On 3-7 June, the third international Private Land Conservation workshop was held by the European Private Land Conservation Network (ELCN) in Sighisoara, Romania. The workshop looked at examples of successful cooperative models for private land conservation. Participants discussed how conservationists, landowners, land users, public authorities, and other stakeholders can work together to foster private land conservation. Dessislava Dimitrova representing Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity, was one of the invited speakers and explored the links between food culture and land conservation.

Wir haben es Satt!: 160 Tractors, 33,000 People and -2 Degrees

That a demonstration manages to attract over 30,000 marchers is no easy thing, particularly when it is held during the icy chill that is January in Berlin. But every year since 2011, the “Wir haben es Satt!” (“We’re fed up!”) demonstration has managed to inspire thousands of farmers and ordinary citizens to gather in the city and march from the central station to the Brandenburg Gate. The messages of the protestors are clear: less agro-industry and more farms, no to GMOs and neonicotinoids, less consumption of meat and more animal welfare and support for the rights of farmers and for a Europe based on solidarity.