CEJA hosted the final conference of the SEMA (Sustainable Entrepreneurship based on Multifunctional Agriculture) II project in Brussels today. The Erasmus+ funded project is a partnership between Wrocław University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Poland), ARID (Poland), IFLS (Germany), Defoin (Spain), BETI (Lithuania) and CEJA.

“Having multifunctional farming activities can be a way to overcome some of the challenges facing the agricultural sector, but farmers need to know how to diversify their farms. This is why the material on the SEMA II portal is useful. It presents information on specific skills as well as relevant case studies from around Europe,” said CEJA President Jannes Maes, who opened the conference.

The SEMA II project addresses the nexus of multifunctional agriculture and the necessary entrepreneurial skills to young and family farmers. It gathers case studies with best practice examples as video clips, training material and interviews on a website accessible to everyone. It is also a the continuation of the SEMA I project.

The final conference gathered young farmers from all over Europe, as well as academics, members of the media and stakeholders. The SEMA II website, including the training material, case studies, interviews and a link to the SEMA I portal is available here.


CEJA represents the political interests of around two million young farmers from across Europe. Its main objectives are to facilitate the installation of young farmers, to inform and to train them as well as act as a forum for communication and dialogue between them.

For further information:

Fiona Lally, Communications Officer, Tel: +32 (0)2 230 4210 / E-mail: f.lally@ceja.eu / Website: www.ceja.eu