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04 August 2021
A recent study, published in the online journal Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, examines the effects of wildflower strips on natural pest control and crop yield in winter wheat (Triticum aestivum) fields with contrasting management in the Netherlands. The paper called “Flower availability drives effects of wildflower strips on ground-dwelling...
29 July 2021
A recent paper by Beaumelle, L., Auriol, A., et al., published in the online journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence, examines how the benefits of increased cover crop diversity for predators and biological pest control depend on the landscape context. In agricultural areas, increasing plant diversity is a powerful method to strike the balance...
08 July 2021
An article recently published in the Ardeola journal presents an overview of the environmental objectives of Spanish agriculture. The paper called “Environmental Objectives of Spanish Agriculture: Scientific Guidelines for their Effective Implementation under the Common Agricultural Policy 2023-2030” provides a set of scientific guidelines for the effective...
24 March 2021
A recent Horizon Magazine article on biodiversity awareness features SHOWCASE project coordinator Prof. David Kleijn of Wageningen University and Research (WUR). In the article called "People have started to care about insects. Now we need action, say experts" Prof. Kleijn talks about perceptions of the general public towards biodiversity loss and the...
12 March 2021
A webinar titled "Striking the right chord to support nature-friendly farming" took place within Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) 2021 Solutions Week. The webinar took place on 9 March, and enjoyed a large number of attendees. SHOWCASE partner from WWF European policy office (WWF EPO) Jabier Ruiz hosted the webinar, and one of the webinar speakers...
26 February 2021
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel-related setbacks it has imposed on researchers all over the world, SHOWCASE still manages to begin field work!  The first samplings in the Spanish experimental biodiversity area (EBA) took place in the Guadalquivir valley. Researchers are currently monitoring which pollinators visit fruit trees in...
16 December 2020
This press release was published by EurekAlert!. SHOWCASing synergies between agriculture, biodiversity and Ecosystem services to help farmers capitalising on native biodiversity (SHOWCASE) is a newly funded EU Horizon 2020 research project, dedicated to the integration of biodiversity into farming practices. A research team of leading scientists...
09 December 2020
This press release has been published by Nature Today and it is available in English and Dutch. Agriculture and biodiversity are currently both in the spotlights, but mostly as opposites. This must change, but how? A new EU project will investigate how agriculture and biodiversity can best go hand in hand and what this brings in return for the...
04 December 2020
Leading scientists in the field of agro-ecology and socio-economy join forces with farmer and citizen science networks, and organisations working in nature conservation. Newly funded EU Horizon 2020 project SHOWCASE aims to deliver new insight and innovative tools facilitating the agricultural sector’s transition towards more sustainable farming,...
01 November 2020
SHOWCASE has been officially approved to receive funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 862480.  SHOWCASing synergies between agriculture, biodiversity and Ecosystem services to help farmers capitalising on native biodiversity (SHOWCASE) is dedicated to the integration of biodiversity...
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