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Added value of social farming for agricultural production

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Authority

Hessisches Ministerium für Umwelt, Klimaschutz, Landwirtschaft und Verbraucherschutz

Federal State

Hesse

Contact

Mainzer Straße 80
65189 Wiesbaden

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Added value of social farming for agricultural production

Project description

Social farming combines social work with agricultural production and pursues social, therapeutic and educational goals. In Germany social farming enterprises specializing in certain clientele predominate, often as part of sheltered workshops for disabled people and with the status of non-profit organizations. The integration of people from outside the agricultural sector into "normal" farms is much more common in other European countries. The challenge is also to ensure that the "inclusion" of people with special needs in agriculture, as required by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Disabled, becomes a synergy rather than a "handicap" for the farm. Therefore, within the framework of the "Interdisciplinary Partnership on Added Value through Social Farming in Hesse", an operational group of producers and scientists, has started to collaborate in order to investigate and support the potential of social farming for the development of agricultural enterprises in Hesse.

Results focusing on practiceorientation

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Farming practice/activity
  • Animal husbandry
  • Plant production and horticulture
  • Biodiversity
  • Landscape element/diversity
  • Policy and nature conservation/management
  • Product/service
  • General

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020 for Operational Groups (in the sense of Art 56 of Reg.1305/2013)

OG contact information

Universität Kassel, Fachgebiet Ökologischer Land- & Pflanzenbau
Nordbahnhofstr. 1a
37213 Witzenhausen

Phone: 05542-981655

Email: Thomas.vanElsen@uni-kassel.de

Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Farmer

Begin of project

2018

Project status

ongoing

Total budget applied for in EUR

244,890

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Project Overview

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DE737 Werra-Meißner-Kreis

Europäischer Landwirtschaftsfonds für die Entwicklung des ländlichen Raums: Hier investiert Europa in die ländlichen Gebiete.

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