Rui Martinho, Secretary of State for Agriculture & Rural Development, Representative of Portuguese Presidency of the European Council, June 2021
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Trailer for longer film on herding by women in Italy. Credit: Anna Kauber
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Trailer of film on the shepherds' long march through Europe to raise awareness about importance of extensive sheep herding for agriculture, environment & society in western Europe (in German). Credit: Peter Schanz.
This video animation gives a social perspective on strategies to adapt to climate change in Spanish pastoralism, showing principles applicable worldwide. Credit: Marta Guadalupe Rivera Ferre.