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Visualizations about Häme-region and Finland Treemap

As part of Polirural, Häme-region was chosen to be one of the pilot areas. Polirural is European Union project, which aims to increase well being and sustainability of the country side. One of the main goals of Polirural project is to tackle problems what rural regions are facing throughout Europe. As part of Polirural project, […]

Blue Wings Composting – Toukkakompostori – again

Blue Wings Composting – Toukkakompostori – has won 16.4.2021 the national Finnish STEM – StarT competition, together with 9 other projects. See the results. Thanks to all participants and stakeholders, particularly Länsiharju primary school’s 4th class and their teacher. In the below picture the class and teacher forward the well-fed and fat larvae back to […]

Visualizations about Häme-region and Finland

As part of Polirural, Häme-region was chosen to be one of the pilot areas. Polirural is European Union project, which aims to increase well being and sustainability of the country side. One of the main goals of Polirural project is to tackle problems what rural regions are facing throughout Europe. As part of Polirural project, […]

Blue Wings Composting

The STEM-center in Päijät-Häme region organized a StarT-festival 16.3.2021. The festival was part of the Start-program which introduces STEM project and good practices which are carried out at Päijät-Häme schools. The link to the StarT-programme is this one https://start.luma.fi/ The Blue Wings Composting – Toukkakompostori in Finnish – was one of the candidates in the group of “good […]

Rural Systemic Transformation

PoliRural aims to model rural attractiveness system e.g. responses, factors, loops and weights. See below one well known situation of Häme (FI) based on the data from the years 2009-2019. What kind of policy measures are needed to change the trend? Sources: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00220388.2020.1808199https://www.wur.nl/en/show/Rural-transformation-through-food-system-development.htmhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221191242030095Xhttps://www.ifad.org/en/web/operations/project/id/2000002242https://www.devex.com/news/how-to-put-farmers-in-control-of-food-systems-transformation-96285

COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon 2020

COVID-19 INSPIRE Hackathon was finalized by a presentation of the results and awards ceremony. We are so happy to announce that the team that Smart & Lean was a part of came in 2nd place with project “Challenge #8 Digitalization of indigenous knowledge in African agriculture for fostering food security / Antoine Kantiza, Tuula Löytty […]