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IMALP
Implementation of sustainable agriculture and rural development in Alpine mountains

The aim of IMALP is to develop tools and methods to implement local projects
targeting sustainable agriculture and rural development. Methods and tools will be
elaborated and demonstrated on four voluntary pilot regions.

Objectives
To test, assess and to produce tools and methods for a comprehensive and consistent set of actions implied in the evolution of agriculture towards sustainability.
At farm level, to design and set up new farming systems meeting local requirements in terms of new products, agri-tourism, services and environmental packages.
At the level of the collective farmers' organisation, the reinforcement of organisations concerning local products, marketing, work etc.
At local level, establishment of new partnerships between agriculture, communitiesand local societies in view of new economic targets such as tourism, or environmental targets such as land management and water quality.
To implement action plans and continue the scinetific evaluation at local and alpine level.

Progress to Date
First check on the action plans completed
Review of the first year of the action plans
Evaluation of the current state of sustainability
Continuation of the coordination of the project
Realisation of the first Alpine Forum
Specification of the theoretical framework
Progressive elaboration of a synthesis

Classified in CAP AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Scientist responsible for the project

Philippe Fleury , coordinator
SUACI –GIS Alpes du Nord,
Maison de l’agriculture et de la forêt,
40 rue du Téraillet
73 190 Saint-Baldoph.
France.
fleury.gis@wanadoo.fr

References

Project ID QLRT-2001-01099
Organisation SUACI Alpes du Nord
Area 5.5
Start date 01 January 2003
Duration (months) 36
Total cost 3 519 141 €
Total EC contribution   1 049 080 €
Status Ongoing
Web address of the project   http://www.alpes-du-nord.com
Publication Guidelines for promoting sustainable agriculture in Alpine mountain regions. Insights into handling social dynamics in project management

The partners

  • ISTITUTO AGRARIO DI SAN MICHELE ALL'ADIGE (TRENTO), Austria - AT
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