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Regional Multi-Actor Platform | Emilia-Romagna

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About the MAP

In the region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy, the University of Bologna coordinates the Multi-Actor Platform Emilia-Romagna. This platform operates at regional level, specifically in the plain part of the region.

In comparison to the mountainous part, this flatter side of the region is characterised by farm concentration and intensification. This brings challenges such as land-use competition with urban and industrial/commercial areas and homogenisation of agricultural landscape structure and composition.

The first topic of the platform is the relationship between agriculture and biodiversity, and the identification of trade-offs and potential synergies.

The MAP was initiated by the network of University of Bologna in the region, and it will engage consumers and other stakeholders as active members. The MAP aims to identify innovative policy solutions for the promotion of farmland biodiversity in Emilia-Romagna.


The activities of this MAP are designed to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • MAP objective 1: discussing main issues related to farmland biodiversity in Emilia Romagna.
  • MAP objective 2: identifying main trade-offs and potential synergies between biodiversity and agricultural production.
  • MAP objective 3: discussing the ‘demand-side’: is biodiversity in agriculture a ‘hot’ topic for consumers in Emilia Romagna?


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