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LIFE GRACE at the final conference of the PASTORALP Project

On Friday 17 March, LIFE Grace will be a guest at the final conference of the LIFE PASTORAL project, which will be held in Forte di Bard in Valle d'Aosta.

LIFE Grace introduce the conference “Mense…al pascolo! La sfida del bio e del km zero per la refezione scolastica del Lazio”

On Friday 10 March, on the occasion of the International Day of School Meals, from 9.30 am to 1 pm, the conference “Mense…al pascolo. La sfida del bio e del km zero per la refezione scolastica del Lazio” will take place at the Città dell’Altra Economia, in Rome.


World Cafè at Tolfa to strengthen the business network between the Horeca supply chain and the breeders

On February 23, between 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m the second ‘World Cafè’ of 2023 will be held at Polo Culturale di Tolfa.


LIFE GRACE: training course for Regional Technicians on the use of Collect Earth for environmental monitoring

As part of the LIFE Grace project, the training course on augmented photo-interpretation using the "Collect Earth" software recently took place at the Botanical Garden of Rome.

LIFE Grace introduce: First World Cafè of the year at Formia

On January 12, at 10.00 a.m. the first ‘World Cafè’ of 2023 will be held at Catering School IPSOEA Celletti of Formia.


NEWS! Prodotti i volantini di progetto

Nell’ambito dell’azione D3 del progetto LIFE Grace sono stati prodotti i volantini di progetto.

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LIFE Grace celebrates 30 years of the LIFE Programme and the "Habitats" Directive

Next December 12, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the European LIFE Programme and the Habitats Directive, from 1 pm to 5.30 pm, at the Botanical Garden Museum of Rome (Sala dell'Arancera, Largo Cristina di Svezia, 23 - RM), the conference «LIFE, “Habitats” Directive and Natura 2000 Network.

LIFE Grace at the initial conference of the LIFE ShepForBio project

LIFE Grace will be a guest on Thursday 3 November, starting at 9 am in Santa Sofia (FC) at the initial conference of the LIFE ShepForBio project.



On Monday 17 October from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and in the afternoon from 2.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., a one full day of exchange on the issues of grazing and grass-fed breeding in the Apennine area, will take place in Florence at the Agricultural School of the University of Florence.


LIFE GRACE participates in the 2° Meeting of Confagricoltura Frosinone "COLTIVIAMO IL CAMBIAMENTO"

On October 7, Confagricoltura Frosinone held the conference "COLTIVIAMO IL CAMBIAMENTO (Breed change)" from marginality to multifunctionality, sustainable development of Frosinone agriculture", organized by Confagricoltura Frosinone.

LIFE GRACE participates in the meeting of Confagricoltura Frosinone "COLTIVIAMO IL CAMBIAMENTO"

On August 3, Confagricoltura Frosinone held the provincial general assembly "COLTIVIAMO IL CAMBIAMENTO (Breed change)" best practice to tackle climate change in disadvantaged areas".


LIFE Grace attends the meeting “Sviluppo, ruralità e diritti: questioni di genere”

Within the series of meetings “Diritti, sviluppo e ruralità: la forza collettiva delle donne”(Rights, development and rurality: the collective strength of women), Rete Rurale in collaboration with CREA-Centre for research on Policies and Bioeconomy organised an opening meeting entitled “Sviluppo, ruralità e diritti: questioni di genere” (Development, rurality and rights: gender issues, which took place in Alvito (FR) on 19 – 20 July 2022.

Prevention and containment of fires in the Ausoni-Aurunci through the Pony d'Esperia

ARSIAL in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences of the University of Tuscia, as part of sub-measure 10.2.1 of the RDP, has carried out a study to evaluate the contribution of the feeding behavior of the Esperia Pony in plant communities of Ampelodesma in the prevention of fires on the Ausoni-Aurunci mountains in southern Lazio.

The call for applications for the experimental course “Training and accompaniment for young herders”

The Call for a free experimental course for selecting and training 15 participants on the topic of sustainable agriculture practices for grazing management is active. The goal is to experiment with innovative job placement initiatives and accompaniment to companies in the agri-pastoral sector in inland and mountain areas.

The World Cafè ends in the 3 areas of the project: last stop in Leonessa (RI)

On June 30, an evening appointment for the third and last World Cafè will be organised as part of the LIFE Grace project.

LIFE Grace organises the second World Cafè

On June 13, the second ‘World Cafè’ of the LIFE Grace project will be held at the Cooperativa di Testa di Lepre, Fiumicino (RM) at 10.30 a.m.


The second monitoring visit by the European Commission of the LIFE Grace project took place on May 25-26 with Iva Rossi, the monitor and the participation of all project partners (Arsial, DEB, Green Factor, Firab, and Comunità Ambiente).

LIFE Grace participates in the Landcare Europe workshop in Milan

The LIFE Grace project was presented by Comunità Ambiente during the first workshop organized by Landcare Europe, which took place in Milan from 27 to 29 April 2022. Landcare Europe is a network that promotes biodiversity, resilient ecosystems, land management in Natura 2000 areas and quality of life in natural environments and artificial landscapes.


LIFE Grace organises the first World Cafè

Within the project LIFE Grace, on May 3, the first ‘World Cafè’ will be held at Itri at 6.00 p.m. The meeting will be attended both remotely and in presence by some breeders and farmers from the Ausoni and Aurunci territories and some meat supply chain players.

LIFE Grace participates in the inter-municipal table for fire prevention

On the morning of April 8, in the city of Formia, a inter-municipal table for the prevention of forest fires on the Aurunci and Ventotene mountains took place.

NEWS! Positioning of the information panels

As part of action D1 of the LIFE Grace project, despite the difficulties due to Covid-19 in delivery and positioning, the placement of the 12 information panels is about to be completed.

Il progetto LIFE Grace presentato al Platform Meeting

Lo scorso 16 marzo si è tenuto il Platform Meeting “Una Priorità per l’Europa: investire nella protezione e nel ripristino della Natura” durante il quale è stato presentato anche il progetto LIFE Grace.

Zootechny becomes digital thanks to the LEO project

The “Livestock Environment Opendata (LEO) Project” has developed a single Italian national livestock digital database. The leader of the project is the Italian Breeders Association (AIA) and the partners include research bodies, database institutes, animal health and hygiene institutes for livestock production and an IT company.

LIFE Grace attendance at the "Compraverde Buygreen Forum”

Within the Compraverde Buygreen Forum, which took place in Rome from 6 to 8 October 2021

University of Rome – La Sapienza, talks about LIFE Grace on Huffpost

In view of the forthcoming COP2020 in Glasgow, professor Fabio Attore of University of Rome La Sapienza-Department of Environmental Biology and partner of LIFE Grace’s project underlines in an article for an online newspaper “Huffpost” the importance of restoring and safeguarding grassland through the extensive and traditional pastoral activities.

LIFE Grace meets the breeders at Fondi (Lazio Region)

After the summer break, there is a resumption of the meetings of the European project LIFE Grace that aims to enhance extensive animal husbandry in semi-natural areas, where there are rare or endangered animal and plant species.

Extensive farming and biodiversity

A document drafted by WWF stresses the connection between extensive farming and biodiversity conservation strategy. 

The first phase of meeting with the breeders of the Rieti area (Lazio region) has been concluded

Start a concret collaboration between breeders, mayors, representatives of the Lazio Region and partners of the LIFE Grace project, in order to contribute to a better conservation status of grazing areas in regional Natura 2000 network. 


Meetings with the breeders continue: next meetings planned at Cantalice and Leonessa (Lazio region)

On July 14 and 21 the partners of the LIFE Grace project will present the project to the breeders of the Rieti area.

Meeting on "Conservation of pastures through their utilization"

On June 15, at 5.30 pm, the partners of the LIFE Grace project will meet the local farmers at the municipal theatre of Monte Romano (VT). 

Dynamics of agriculture for a lively countryside

Online event organized by ELO (European Landowners' Organization)

Date: Tuesday 22 June 2021  TIME: 16.00 - 18.00 

1st Farming Biodiversity Summit

FFA (Forum for the future of agricolture) will host in Santarém (Portugal) and  on the FFA2021 virtual platform the "1st Farming Biodiversity Summit".

Date: Thursaday, May 27, 2021 Time: 11:00 - 14:00 CET

More sustainable livestock farms? Slow Food explains how to obtain them

Over the past 70 years, intensive livestock farming in Europe has caused significant damage to the environment and it has produced poor quality food.

European Natura 2000 Day: meeting between the LIFE GRACE and the Regional Parks Agency (ARP)

On the occasion of the European day of the Natura 2000 Network (21st of May), a meeting will take place between the representatives of the LIFE Grace project and Iacopo Sinibaldi of the Regional Parks Agency of the Lazio region, the managing body of the Natura 2000 sites in which the project activities will be carried out. 

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