The third and final face-to-face meeting of the Erasmus + Resifarms project, which this time took place near Montpellier, took place between 9 and 11 November.
The coordinators of the six partner organisations of the project Fundació Emys, Fundatia ADEPT, Český Svaz Ochránců Přírody, Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels d’Occitanie, Comitato per le Oasi WWF dell’Area Fiorentina and Xarxa per a la Conservació de la Natura), hosted by the Conservatoire des Espaces Naturels d’Occitanie, addressed the planning of the technical and economical aspects related to the project until next February, when it ends.
Among the most relevant aspects covered were the development of the final version of the Toolkit for the conservation of semi-natural habitats in agricultural lands, and the organization of the latest face-to-face training sessions in farming in each of the countries as well as the last multiplier events of the project.
In parallel to the coordination meeting, between 9 and 12 November, it also took place near Montpellier the last training and exchange event of the project, where people linked to the partner organisations discussed the guide of the project and videos that complement it, to suggest improvements that will be incorporated into its final version.
During the three days, both the coordinators and the participants in the training and exchange event visited several farms where producers apply measures for the conservation of semi-natural habitats, and where CEN Occitanie advises producers or collaborates in monitoring the biodiversity of the farm.
During these visits, each project could be known through the people who manage the farm, and it was possible to discuss measures for the conservation of semi-natural habitats and how these can benefit agricultural activity, discuss the suitability of the project guide as a tool for the management of specific habitats on the farms or the troubles and solutions in the management of farms, among other aspects.
With these two activities, the Erasmus + Resifarms project is facing its final stages, with its latest training and dissemination activities, and with the preparation of the final version of the project guide.