RSB meets with partners in Poland to reflect on one year of the CARINA project
On September 14th and 15th, the CARINA project, which looks at leveraging carinata and cameIina crops to boost the sustainable diversification in EU farming systems, held its second General Assembly meeting at Poznan University of Life Sciences in Poland.
Having kicked-off CARINA only a year ago, the meeting was eagerly awaited by all partners and stakeholders involved, who were keen to review the significant progress made.
On the first day, after a warm welcome by the PULS team, the partners delivered a technical presentation that analysed the project’s progress – sharing deep insights from what we have learnt so far, and defining the next steps for the remainder of the year and the project.
Blanca de Ulibarri, RSB’s EU LCA Project Manager, presented on RSB’s role and work thus far. This includes presenting on the progress related to performing an the environmental assessment of the CARINA value chain, and contributing to evaluation of the monitoring, reporting and verification methodologies for low-ILUC crops to define best recommendations for CARINA crops. We will start from a bottom-up approach with the direct engagement of stakeholder and civil society.
On the second and final day, we visited the fields of the Poznan University of Life Sciences to get insight into the different trials and crops that are being studied there, and the university staff even shared some camelina oil with participants to bring back home!
Visit RSB’s CARINA project webpage to stay updated, as we work with partners on making strides in boosting sustainable diversification in EU farming systems.