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Focus groups of the EIP on "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability"

Do you have an idea for an EIP-AGRI Focus Group? Is the topic focussed and the question well defined? Then get in touch and propose a new Focus Group topic.


EIP-AGRI focus groups are temporary groups of selected experts focusing on a specific subject, while sharing knowledge and experience. Each group explores practical innovative solutions to problems or opportunities in the field, and draws on experience derived from related useful projects.

The focus groups also discuss and document research results, best practices and identify the implications for further research activities that will help to solve practical problems in the sector. These may be related to production, processing, consumption, transport or other issues.

In short, the objectives of an EIP-AGRI focus group are:

  • to take stock of the state of the art of practice in the field of the EIP-AGRI focus group activity, listing problems and opportunities;
  • to take stock of the state of the art of research in this field, summarizing possible solutions to the problems listed;
  • to identify needs from practice and propose directions for further research;
  • to propose priorities for innovative actions by suggesting potential practical operational groups or other project formats to test solutions and opportunities, including ways to disseminate the practical knowledge gathered.


The charter of the EIP-AGRI focus groups provides more details on the functioning.

>> Read the charter pdf - 264 KB [264 KB]


Running focus groups

>> Focus group: Organic farming (optimizing arable yields)

>> Focus group: Protein crops

>> Focus group: Antibiotics in Pig Production

>> Focus group: Genetic Resources - cooperation models

>> Soil organic matter content in Mediterranean regions

>> Integrated pest management (IPM): focus on Brassica species