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Una contadina accanto a un forcone e un campo di grano stilizzato, con la scritta "FFAIRCAP" sovrastata dal sole brillante. Sotto al disegno la scritta "Future Farmers Awareness-raising and Information for a Resilient CAP"

F-FAIRCAP


The Project

F-FAIRCAP (Future Farmers Awareness-raising and Information for a Resilient CAP) is an annual project (1 August 2022 – 31 July 2023) promoted by Kyoto Club, with the contribution of the European Commission’s Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development.

The project offers an in-depth analysis into the CAP – Common Agricultural Policy of the European Commission.

Goals and themes

The aim of the project is to inform about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its support tools, raising awareness on the key topics relevant to the CAP, with particular attention to the new programming period for a transition to a zero-emission agri-food sector.

F-FAIRCAP offers citizens, students, and farmers an in-depth look into the contribution of the CAP in supporting mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

It is an activity that can be replicated in other regions of the European Union with which it is intended to promote the guidelines and objectives of the CAP, thanks to the involvement of young farmers, in order to initiate a dialogue on the criticalities of the integration of rural areas and collect proposals to find intelligent solutions to be proposed to regional governments.

Specific goals

  • Increasing the number of Italian citizens aware of the expected contribution from the agri-food sector in order to fight against climate change and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • informing and raising awareness of the measures envisaged in the CAP 2023-2027, and in the National Strategic Plan, with a focus on climate change and environmental protection;
  • raising the number of citizens – especially young people – aware of the CAP support for small / medium-sized entrepreneurs and that environmental sustainability is the most competitive way of diversifying income.

Themes

  • Circular economy in the agri-food sector;
  • Renewables energy and agricolture;
  • Soil protection and biodiversity;
  •  Support for rural areas and communities.

Actions

  • Kick-off meeting: opening conference in Rome.
  • 20 thematic webinars: webinars to raise public awareness on the contribution of the CAP to environmental sustainability and climate resilience and on the potential of organic farming.
  • 20 seminars in schools and universities of Agriculture: tour of frontal seminars in 20 Institutes and Universities of Agriculture in which the opportunities offered by the new CAP programming will be discussed and the proposals made by students for the future will be collected.
  • Competition and Prize: the prize is dedicated to 30 schools and is open to circular economy initiatives linked to the agri-food sector. The prize, which will select 5 schools made up of a delegation of 4 students and a teacher, consists in a study visit to the Castelporziano Presidential Estate in Rome.
  • Final event: Final event: final conference in Rome, where the results and proposals of the F-Faircap project will be presented.

Views and opinions expressed are those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or European Commission's DG AGRI. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


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