Female-Led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas

The FLIARA project aims to create a European wide rural innovation ecosystem, which supports women-led innovative practices in farming and rural areas.

What is FLIARA about?

FLIARA will heighten visibility and awareness of current female-led innovations, and their centrality and importance to achieving EU environmental and inclusion policies. FLIARA will demonstrate the innovative capacity of women in farming and in rural areas, with a particular focus on all four dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic, social and cultural).

Women Led Innovations

200 innovative practices that contribute to a sustainable and viable rural environment identified in 10 European countries: Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Sweden, Finland, Spain, Romania and Italy.

Community of Practice

A hub of networking and training amongst key actors and relevant stakeholders to exchange ideas, experiences and innovative knowledge, encouraing future female innovations and entrepeneurship.

The Impact

FLIARA will challenge existing gender norms and stereotypes, increasing gender consciousness through a recognition and appreciation of the actual impact and economic value that women have in rural economies and rural development. The project will create practical tools and policy proposals to ensure that women are embedded in, and supported by, a more effective innovation ecosystem.

Foresight and Trend Analysis

FLIARA is currently working on its envisioning process to predict the role of women in the innovations required for sustainable farms and rural futures across EU Member States. These visions will be constructed by using an interactive foresight process, which will involve key stakeholders, at a local level creating a connection between their local contexts and sustainable futures.

As a result, FLIARA will combine futures and case study methods with network building and policy benchmarking. By developing visions for sustainable rural futures, FLIARA will identify the innovations needed to make them a reality.

“Rural women can play a key role in delivering a sustainable future through on-farm and off-farm innovative practices”

Maura Farrell

— Project Coordinator, Associate Professor


The multi-actor basis for FLIARA is established through bringing together organisations that engage in different ways in the research, innovation, networks, policy and practice environments

The consortium is made up of universities (University of Galway, TU Delft, UNICAL, UTU, UL, HNEE, HLK – Jönköping , UOULU, MENDELU and LNU); European Networks (ELARD, ECOLISE), a national agricultural state agency and extension advisory body (Teagasc), a Community Organisation and Social Enterprise (LWL) and an SME (CE).

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💡FLIARA Empowers Women in Agriculture and Rural Innovation🌾Join us in celebrating the vital role of women in driving innovation and entrepreneurship in farming and rural areas. From breaking barriers to fostering diversity, women are leading the way towards a more resilient and inclusive future. Let's unite to support and empower women in agriculture! 🔗Visit www.fliara.eu for m#womeninagn#RuralInnovationa#FliaraL#empowerwomenW#diversityinagyInAg ... See MoreSee Less
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🟣Did you know about the challenges rural women encounter? From political factors to socio-cultural norms, they face numerous obstacles, and it's important to recognise and address these issues with sensitivity and understanding.👩‍🌾Join us in celebrating the strength and potential of rural women. Together, let's create a world where every woman feels valued and empowered.🌱Share this post to spread awareness and support rural women everywhere.🔗Visit www.fliara.eu f#RuralWomenEmpowermentm#breakthebarriersh#GenderEqualitye#InclusiveDevelopmente#SupportHerJourneyHerJourney ... See MoreSee Less
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🌻Celebrating the strength and resilience of rural women across the EU this International Women's Day! 🌍Join us at FLIARA as we empower, inspire, and uplift these incredible women. Together, we're sowing seeds of change, cultivating dreams, and fostering a future filled with endless possibilities. 🔗Visit www.fliara.eu and stay tuned fo#ruralwomenR#internationalwomensdayl#empowerherE#womeninspiringwomeni#womeninag##fliaraeu #FLIARAEU ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

🚨 Call for Session Contributors | DEADLINE: 1 MarchAre you passionate about environmental challenges and prospects for sustainable mountain regions? Share your insights and experiences at the MOVING Scientific Conference!📝 Submit your abstract (500 words) to moving.coord@uco.es by specifying your preferred session:➡️ Environmental challenges of mountain areas➡️ Value chain contribution to #resilience and #Sustainability➡️ The future of mountain areas💡 Don't miss this unique opportunity to exchange insights with the MOVING project and shape the future of mountain regions.All the details: bit.ly/3IaCrjq#MountainsMatter ... See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

🌿 FLIARA at the BIOFACH & VIVANESS 2024! 🌾 Our recent session at the world's largest organic food trade fair highlighted the often-overlooked contributions of women to farming innovation.Read all about it here 👉 fliara.eu/biofach-vivaness-2024-highlights-the-role-of-women-in-organic-farming-innovation/Join the conversation, share your thoughts, and be part of the movement towards a more inclusive and sustainable agricultural future!#BIOFACHVIVANESS2024 #OrganicFarming #Innovation #WomenInAg #SustainableAgriculture #FLIARAEU-ELARD aisbl , Red Española de Desarrollo Rural (REDR), European Rural Pact , Oddelek za geografijo FF UL , Longford Women's Link , Ústav aplikované a krajinné ekologie , EU CAP Network , Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde , Women in Food and Agriculture ... See MoreSee Less
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