In week 23 to 27 September will be held the first course about Social Farming in Portugal, a result of the MAiE international project, under the Leonardo da Vinci program. This pilot course will be taught at CERCICA Estoril with the presence of European observers and practitioners of Agriculture and Social Support.






  Leitet Herunterladen der Datei einTrainees Report 2013 (engl.)






MAiE – Final Conference and Farming for Health Conference in Lisbon - Ergebnisse

Die Abschlusskonferenz des MAiE- Projektes fand am 5. und 6. November 2013 in Lissabon in Portugal statt. Anschließend tagten die Mitglieder der Farming for Health Community in der Neuen Universität von Lissabon/ Fakultät Sozial- und Geisteswissenschaften. Die Ergebnisse aus drei Jahren Multifunctional Agriculture in Europe wurde vorgestellt und abschließende Aufgaben geplant und koordiniert. Folgende Präsentationen geben einen Überblick zu drei Jahre erfolgreiche internationale Zusammenarbeit und Vernetzung:



Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterEuropean Leonardo Projects to educate Social Farmers (engl.)






 Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterMAIE´s international partnership (engl.)





 Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterMultifunctional Agriculture in Europe – social and ecological impacts on organic farms (engl.)




Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterPROJECTO MAiE Agricultura Multifuncional na Europa (.pt)



From 4th November until 5th November the Final Conference of the MAiE- project will be held at the Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas in Lisbon. The project partners will evaluate the project results of the last three years and plan the course until 31st December 2014 within a day. On 5th November a common public project result presentation will be prepared by the MAiE- project partners and then Alexandra Costa and Paula Mota Rodrigues from AGROBIO- one of our Portuguese partners have organized an educational visit to a Social Farm. On 6th November the Farming for Health Conference is following, which opens with a public presentation of the Maie-project. The program of the Farming for Health Conference consists of various workshops and lectures on the topics of Education in Social Farming in Europe, Social Farming in different European coutries presented by the respective representatives of the different countries, working in networks, etc. A recent conference program can be found here soon.

The Farming for Health Conference is public and all interested parties are invited to attend. The venue is the Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas. No conference fee will be charged. Meals will be possible in the University cantine and be paid directly by the participants.

MAiE Final Conference and Farming for Health Conference schedule

Here you can find more logistic information.
more logistic information

For more information please contact:
MAiE Final Conference:
Paula Mota Rodrigues and Marika Krüger
  and m.krueger@oekoherz.de

Farming for Health Conference:
Fernanda Mauricio – Mário Veríssimo - Ana Firmino


Multifunctionality in Organic Farming: the added value of social farming

Social farming, organic welfare and market prospective

The event will be held at Biofach 2013 (Nuremberg), on February the 13th from 15:00 to 17:00. Experts of civil society, academics and institutions will discuss the potential development for Social Farming in Europe, providing an overview of current initiatives and regulatory framework. Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterInfos...


Agriculture in an urbanizing society - International Conference on Multifunctional Agriculture and Urban-Rural Relations

The Netherlands | 1 - 4 April 2012

In May 2007, a major demographic milestone was passed. For the first time, the earth’s population became more urban than rural. This process of urbanization will accelerate in the decades to come: most of the growth in the world population – to 9 billion people in 2050 – will occur in urban areas. By 2050, the urban population will be approximately twice the size of the rural population.

However, this does not mean that urban areas are or will become more important than rural areas. On the contrary, they have always relied heavily on each other, and will become even more mutually reliant during an era of rapid urban population growth.


6-9 November, 4th transnational meeting in Rome

The 4th transnational MAiE- project meeting took place from 6th to 9th of November 2012. The focus of this working meeting were the development of course materials for the training course "Social Farming", strategy development for networking the various stakeholders, dissemination and implementation of the material in the education sector. Furthermore, the planning of the Summer School, which will take place in September 2013, became more concretely. About Social Farming refereed various professionals such as Saverio Senni / Tuscia University, Anna Ciaperoni & Aldo Milea / AIAB, Eduardo Cuoco / TP Organics and IFOAM, Roberto Finuola, Andrea Messori / CEMEA del Mezzogiorno, Andrea Zampetti / Solidale Fattoria del Circeo, Gianfranco macigno / Minor Justice Centre, Antonio Carbone / FNAS.

22.-24. Februar, Lernort Bauernhof

Die Bundesgemeinschaft Lernort Bauernhof lädt vom 22. bis 24. Februar zur Bundestagung "Lernort Bauernhof" ein. Vom Weg zum Erlebnisbauernhof, über die Arbeit mit Tieren oder die Vorstellung verschiedener Praxisprojekte erfahren Sie hier Wissenswertes zur pädagogischen Arbeit auf Bauernhöfen. Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterInfos


Informations- und Netzwerktag Soziale Schäferei

Witzenhausen | 4. April 2012

Diese Einladung richtet sich an all jene Menschen, Betriebe und Organisationen in Deutschland, die Schäferei bzw. Schafhaltung mit sozialen Zielsetzungen verbinden bzw. sich dafür interessieren. Soziale Landwirtschaft kombiniert die Erzeugung von Lebensmitteln mit sozialen Zielsetzungen. Soziale Schäferei kann als Teil der Sozialen Landwirtschaft verstanden werden. Im Jahr 2009 hat sich die Deutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft Soziale Landwirtschaft gegründet, mit dem Ziel die Entwicklung sozialer Landwirtschaftsbetriebe zu unterstützen. Es wurde deutlich, dass soziale Arbeit auch in Schäfereien und von SchafhalterInnen in Deutschland professionell und mit großem Engagement umgesetzt wird und sich die Tierart "Schaf" zudem hervorragend für Therapie und Pädagogik eignet.