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    The entries are still in process, the e-atlas is still under development

    AIM

    The FEAL e-Atlas on European Agricultural Landscapes (EAL) is based on data which are continuously collected by the Institute for Research on European Agricultural Landscapes e.V. (EUCALAND), a FEAL partner. Started already in 2010, the aim is to describe EAL, their history, development, character, meaning for the people etc. Special focus lays on those landscapes which are about to vanish, due to non-use or uniformisation of landscapes - often as a result of either wrong-lead subsidy policy or globalisation, but also due to the marginalisation of locations in sense of economy. The e-Atlas goes beyond pure description, it shall also collect data, illustration and knowledge of European culture, cultural heritage, production methods and habits connected to these agricultural landscapes.

    The FEAL e-Atlas is concentrating on 16 landscape types in which the FEAL case studies are located: Dehesa, Delta Landscape, Farmland, Heathland, Highlands, Huertas, Mountain Landscape, Meadow, Open Field, Orchard, Pasture, Rural Area, Semi Bocage, Terraced Landscape, Vineyard, Wooded grassland. These FEAL are translated in all 7 partner languages, as for the whole FEAL project. The other EAL remain for the moment only in English.

    IDEA

    The e-Atlas is based on a step-by-step participatory working method. Members of Eucaland describe since 2010 one landscape type per year - according to the same scheme, laid down in the EUCALAND manual. This work will continue and everybody is welcome to participate. There are regular working meetings and publications. For more info, please go to the network's homepage. Due to this reason, the extent of information varies per EAL. Sometimes you'll find information from 2 countries, in other cases for 10 countries. Every year, new information, new photos, new maps and new data sets are added.

    PARTICIPATE

    If you would like to provide either full descriptions or simply further illustrations, data, maps, please contact: secretariat@eucalandnetwork.eu

    You can also become a full member of EUCALAND and participate in a regular basis at meetings and projects.