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DEVE - seminar on: The future of European policies for upland areas CONSEIL EUROPEEN DES JEUNES AGRICULTEURS European Council of Young Farmers Europäischer.

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1 DEVE - seminar on: The future of European policies for upland areas CONSEIL EUROPEEN DES JEUNES AGRICULTEURS European Council of Young Farmers Europäischer Rat der Junglandwirte agriculture upland regions Situation of agriculture in upland regions Franz FEHR, Austria Aumont-Aubrac (F), Picture: Univ. Doz. Dr. Karl Buchgraber, HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein

2 slide 2Franz FEHR, AustriaDEVE – Seminar upland areas, Aumont-Aubrac (F), Special Conditions for agriculture in upland regions n Disadvantages - Difficult climatic conditions - Eminent hillslope - Difficult inner and outer infrastructure n Consequences - Restricted utilization of soil - Higher expenditure of work and costs

3 slide 3Franz FEHR, AustriaDEVE – Seminar upland areas, Aumont-Aubrac (F), Multiple functions of agriculture in upland regions n Production of premium quality food n Danger prevention (avalanches, floods, …) n Preservation and creation of cultural landscape n Protection of biodiversity n Rural development (minimum settlement function) n Basis for tourism (landscape for hiking, skiing, …)

4 slide 4Franz FEHR, AustriaDEVE – Seminar upland areas, Aumont-Aubrac (F), Farmers in upland regions n represent a big part of the population n offer infrastructural services n have to come along with many specific disadvantages n are strongly effected by climate change (extreme weather events, e.g. water, …)

5 slide 5Franz FEHR, AustriaDEVE – Seminar upland areas, Aumont-Aubrac (F), Upland regions n are recreation areas for urban people n play an important role for tourism economy n support not only by paying subsidies, rural development => initiate and force innovative projects (=> open minded & motivated young farmers)

6 slide 6Franz FEHR, AustriaDEVE – Seminar upland areas, Aumont-Aubrac (F), Young farmers of CEJA want to: n maintain food production all over Europe n focus on and keep the unique variety of traditional and specific production methods - Protected Designation of Origin - Protected Geographical Indication - Organic Farming Products

7 slide 7Franz FEHR, AustriaDEVE – Seminar upland areas, Aumont-Aubrac (F), Conclusion : n keep upland regions alive n maintain infrastructure and public services n support diversification and multifunctional agriculture n make surplus value of upland region products transparent

8 CONSEIL EUROPEEN DES JEUNES AGRICULTEURS European Council of Young Farmers Europäischer Rat der Junglandwirte Thank you for your attention! Franz FEHR, Austria Aumont-Aubrac (F), Picture: Univ. Doz. Dr. Karl Buchgraber, HBLFA Raumberg-Gumpenstein


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