Save the date, LandlLabs are about to launch!
LandLabs are tools to support knowledge transfer and activate regional landscape resilience solutions in 5 selected Mediterranean regions within the ResAlliance project. Landlabs are context specific knowledge transfer and engagement programs for farmers and foresters in selected regions that represent important areas for climate change impacts. In the official Launches, LandLabs will introduce the stakeholders to ResAlliance objective, plans, and expected activities, and will activate and stimulate discussion to better understand and contextualize specific issues resulting from climate change. The main themes of the events will be the main changes experienced by the forestry and agriculture sectors in the region, and the drivers of change. The stakeholders will also have the chance to talk about specific regional/local impacts and consequences resulting from climate change.
The next Landlabs that will be launched in Italy, Catalonia and Portugal:
Alà dei Sardi, Sardinia, Italy, 20th October 2023
Title: Opportunity for cork rowing in Sardinia
Topic: encouraging governance actions to promote forms of aggregation of private owners for responsible management of cork oak groves, supporting public and private forest managers in valorising the raw material cork, enhancing ecosystem services towards greater resilience of the cork ecosystem and promoting specific training activities aimed at training qualified personnel.
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-opportunita-per-la-sughericoltura-in-sardegna-evento-istituzionale-717846346747?aff=oddtdtcreator
Facilities from Consell Comarcal del Baix Llobregat, Sant Feliu de Llobregat (Catalunya- Spain) – 31 October 2023
Title: Taller participatiu: a resilient territory at Baix Llobregat, at Penedès and at Anoia
Topic: This initiative forms part of a joint initiative between the Center de Ciència i Tecnologia Forestal de Catalunya (CTFC), the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia dels Aliments (IRTA) and the Fundació Pau Costa (FPC), which stands out among of the European project ResAlliance, aimed at creating a space of dialogue to share solutions for representatives, to express needs detected in the agricultural and forestry sectors of the territorial area of the Muntanyes del Baix and the vineyard plan of the ‘Alt Penedès.The main objective of this task is to analyze models of territorial management, to establish resilience and adaptation in the face of climate change risks, alongside the identification of limitations and needs.
Registration link: https://forms.office.com/e/z7UvC274Bi
Vila Real, University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro – 17th November 2023
Title: Floresta e Agricultura: paisagem resiliente da região Norte de Portugal
Topic: Characterized by highly productive and diverse forest and silvopastoral landscapes, but observing long-term reduction in the numbers of active population, the region urges the establishment of economic ranks and increase added value. Agroforest productions such as acorns, chestnuts, resin, mushrooms, honey, vineyards, or cork maybe tackled by considering best management practices, new technology, ecological and environmental challenges, and supporting measures.
Registration link: https://forms.gle/gMqyRC7f7EAGJ92E9
Oristano, Sardinia (Italy) – 1st December 2023
Title: Forest fire: territory, local community and climate change in Sardegna
The event’s primary objectives are twofold: firstly, to gather and share knowledge and experiences related to wildfires, with a particular focus on the urban-rural interface areas; and secondly, to facilitate the exchange of best practices in prevention and recovery. This event will feature networking opportunities and best practices, all aimed at making Sardinia a safer and more resilient place in the face of wildfires and climate change.
The first LandLab was held at Chora, in the province of Missinia, Peloponnese, Greece on 28th September 2023.
The title of the event was “Creation of Mediterranean Resilient Landscapes Towards Climatic Changes”.
In the LandLab, 55 stakeholders participated, covering a wide range of agriculture, forestry; fire service; public forest offices, and administrative sections. Informative material concerning the program and explanations of LandLab and LandNet were also distributed to the participants. Facilitated by the ResAlliance Ambassador, the session sparked a vital dialogue, uncovering valuable insights into local community challenges, best practices, existing gaps, opportunities, and issues concerning resilient landscapes. Additionally, stakeholders expressed keen interest in acquiring further program details and registering on the LandNet platform.
Below you can see some pictures of the event:
The second LandLab was held at Nicosia, in Cyprus on 3rd October 2023.
The title of the event was “Building together a more resilient landscape”.
The Launch Event of the Cyprus LandLab was a great success, with all participant stakeholders noting the usefulness of the participatory and interactive methods, as well as pledging their interest for future steps in defining good and sustainable practices towards the ResAlliance scope.
Below you can see photos of the event and a cloud tag obtained from the words selected by the participants, who were asked to ask three following the event: