Multifunctional Agriculture in Europe - Social and Ecological Impacts on Organic Farms

The MAIE project “Multifunctional Agriculture in Europe – Social and Ecological Impacts on Organic Farms” consists of representatives from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands, Finland and Germany.

Our vision is to develop a variety of ways of spreading knowledge about social farming by:

  • promoting the social farming movement,
  • supporting rural areas to work in well-organized networks,
  • developing fields of social work in combination with agriculture, and
  • establishing links between movements and activities in Europe.

 Multifunctional agriculture and social farming provides opportunities for individual personal development and promotes quality of life. It fosters a sustainable approach to managing nature and the revitalisation of rural areas. Social farming involves many individuals working together according to common ideals and social values to develop small-scale alternatives to highly rationalised farming and fierce competition on prices.In the long term, multifunctional agriculture opens up the prospect of a potential paradigm shift.