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AVALON  FOUNDATION

CLIMATE RISKS FOR PODRAVKA

Assessment of climate change risks & hazards and guidance on identifying and mitigating agriculture-related climate risks for Podravka Ltd. – a leading Croatian food processor.

Country:                       Croatia

Commissioned by:    Ernst & Young Croatia

Duration:                     Jan 2024− Mar 2024

AVALON  FOUNDATION

BIOECONOMY STRATEGY EVALUATION

Ex-ante evaluation of the Croatian National Bioeconomy Strategy until 2035. Avalon provided the team leader who guided the evaluation team comprising members of the Institute for Development and International Relations and the Ministry of Agriculture.

Country:                       Croatia

Commissioned by:    Ministry of Agriculture

Duration:                      Nov 2023− Feb 2024

AVALON  FOUNDATION

GUIDING STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF STENDEN

Coaching/guiding students of the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Future Design Playground of the Communication & Multimedia Design Program in designing a Bioregion communication & campaigning strategy for the Province of Friesland.

Country:                      The Netherlands

Commissioned by:   NHL Stenden University

Duration:                     Mar 2023 − Jun 2023

AVALON  FOUNDATION

THE BIOREGION GREIDHOEKE

An awareness-raising and policy advice project on mapping and analysing human and social capital and power/force fields, aiming at proposing societal processes and pathways for paving the transition roads to large-scale adoption of greener food and farming in the region of Greidhoeke.

Country:                     The Netherlands

Commissioned by:  Province of Fryslân

Duration:                    Oct 2022 − Sep 2023

GUIDING STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN

Coaching/guiding students of the University of Groningen in undertaking a comprehensive survey on the Frisian citizens’ perception of organic food and farming, their food purchasing preferences, obstacles for consuming more organic food, etc.

Country:                      The Netherlands

Commissioned by:   University of Groningen

Duration:                     Dec 2022 − July 2023

AVALON  FOUNDATION

RESEARCH ON ORGANIC FARMING PERSPECTIVES

A research project on policy mechanisms supporting the development of Kazakh’s organic food production in compliance with international production and market standards. Preparation of a series of review studies on the performance of organic farming production.

Country:                      Kazakhstan

Commissioned by:   S. Seyful Kazakh Agricultural University

Duration:                     Sep 2021 − Jul 2023

AVALON  FOUNDATION

SERIES OF EX-ANTE VALUATIONS OF EU IPARD 2021-2027 PROGRAMMES

Ex-ante evaluations of four IPARD 2021-2027 programmes in Albania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and Serbia. IPARD is the EU instrument for pre-accession assistance for rural development, focusing on rural areas and the agri-food sectors of countries in the process of joining the EU.

 

Country:                      Albania, Montenegro, North

                                      Macedonia and Serbia

Commissioned by:   Ministries of Agriculture of Albania,

                                      Montenegro, North Macedonia,

                                      and Serbia

Duration:                    May 2021 − Oct 2021

AVALON  FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ORGANIC AND REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

The conference gathered over 150 speakers and participants from Europe, Australia, and the USA. It discussed the (i) new greening CAP policy instruments proposed by the European Commission, (ii) organic farming’s contribution to biodiversity, human health, and food productivity/security, and (iii) the role of Bioregions.

Country:                      The Netherlands

Commissioned by:   Ministry of Agriculture, Nature, and Food

                                      Quality, Provinces of Fryslân, Groningen

                                      and Drenthe

Duration:                    May 2021 − Oct 2021

THE ORGANIC FARMER TAKES CENTER STAGE

This project was an EU EIP-AGRI Operational Group. It aimed at strengthening the position and improving the visibility of the Frisian organic farmers. The activities included the provision of practical and scientific findings, organisation of open days, demonstrations, interaction with the public/consumers and conventional farmers, as well as media campaigns. It was implemented in cooperation with the Frisian Association of Organic Farmers, University of Applied Sciences van Hall Larenstein and Bureau Landschapstaal.

 

Country:                     The Netherlands

Commissioned by:  Netherlands Ministry of 

                                     Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality

Duration:                   July 2017 − Dec 2023

AVALON  FOUNDATION

EU NITRATES DIRECTIVE - MONITORING AND REPORTING

Technical assistance at an EU-funded project assisting the Turkish Ministry of Agriculture in establishing a monitoring and reporting methodology for implementing Nitrate Action Plans in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones in compliance with the EU Nitrates Directive and Water Framework Directive.

Country:                      Turkey

Commissioned by:   European Commission

Duration:                     Apr 2022 − Apr 2024

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