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Celebrating Women’s Role in Greening European Agriculture

At FLIARA, we are dedicated to empowering women in rural areas and promoting sustainable agricultural practices. We are thrilled to share insights from our Project Coordinator, Maura Farrell, who recently spoke with Horizon Magazine about the pivotal role women play in shaping the future of European agriculture. Dr. Maura Farrell’s Inspirational Journey Dr. Maura Farrell, …

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The FLIARA Project Hosts the Second General Assembly at the University of Galway

The FLIARA Project celebrated its Second General Assembly at the University of Galway on Monday, July 1, 2024. The event, attended by project partners from across Europe, showcased the remarkable progress and achievements of the FLIARA initiative aimed at fostering women-led innovation in rural and farming communities. The assembly commenced with a warm welcome from …

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From Fields to Future: FLIARA Champions Women’s Innovations in Rural Europe 

Minister Pippa Hackett in Ireland and European Commission Officials Commend FLIARA’s Mission  Galway, Ireland, July 1–2, 2024. The FLIARA Project celebrated its inaugural Community of Practice (CoP) event, bringing together passionate individuals dedicated to supporting and accelerating women-led innovation in rural areas. Held from July 1st to July 2nd, this event marked a noteworthy achievement …

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Empowering Female-Led Innovations in Rural Europe: Insights from FLIARA’s Case Studies 

The Case Study activities of the FLIARA (Female-Led Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Areas) project has reached its conclusion. Throughout an extensive research endeavour, FLIARA have conducted interviews with over 200 women across Europe who are spearheading innovative initiatives in farming and rural communities. Our partners and work package leads are currently in the process of …

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Mary Robinson Climate Conference 2024: Highlighting Sustainability and Innovation in Agriculture

The Mary Robinson Climate Conference 2024, held from June 5-7 in Ballina, Co. Mayo, Ireland, marked a significant convergence of experts, policymakers, activists, communities, and innovators. The conference was delivered in partnership with the University of Galway and received support from SSE Renewables, IPB Insurance, EPA, Fáilte Ireland, Astraea, and Mayo County Council. This unique …

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FLIARA Community of Practice Kicks Off with an Engaging Online Meeting

Thursday 30th May 2024 marked the launch of the FLIARA Community of Practice (CoP), an initiative designed to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture and rural areas across Europe. Representatives from the project’s partners spanning ten EU countries, along with successful innovators and ambassadors, convened online for an engaging and collaborative introduction. The FLIARA CoP …

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FLIARA: Building a Network to Empower Women in Rural Innovation

FLIARA, or Female-Led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas, is a groundbreaking Horizon Europe project focused on empowering women as leaders in shaping a sustainable rural future. Launched in 2023, FLIARA tackles the under-recognition of women’s contributions in agriculture by building a powerful network and launching a high-impact visibility campaign. The FLIARA Community of Practice: …

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FLIARA Project Shines Spotlight on Female-Led Farm Innovations Across Europe

The FLIARA project has cast a spotlight on 200 female-led farm and rural innovations sweeping across Europe. The project aims to shed light on the contributions of pioneering women who have been instrumental in these fields. As part of this endeavour, interviews are being conducted to delve deeper into the stories behind these innovations. One …

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BIOFACH & VIVANESS 2024 Highlights the Role of Women in Organic Farming Innovation

From February 13–16, 2024, BIOFACH & VIVANESS 2024, the world’s largest organic food trade fair, has once again opened its doors at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre. The event has brought together a diverse array of exhibitors and visitors from the organic sector, showcasing regional, national, and international stakeholders. The trade fair, offering a sensory exploration …

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EU CAP Network Workshop to Spotlight Women-Led Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Areas

The EU CAP Network is set to host a workshop titled ‘Women-led Innovations in Agriculture and Rural Areas’ from Wednesday, April 17, to Thursday, April 18, 2024 in Krakow, Poland. The workshop aims to shed light on the critical role women play in rural economies, particularly in agriculture, and address the challenges they face. The …

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