European Innovation Partnership 'Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability'
The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) works to foster competitive and sustainable farming and forestry that 'achieves more and better from less'. It contributes to ensuring a steady supply of food, feed and biomaterials, developing its work in harmony with the essential natural resources on which farming depends.
The origins of the EIP-AGRI
The establishment of European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) in different sectors represents a new approach under the Europe 2020 Strategy to advance EU research and innovation. EIPs are challenge-driven, focusing on societal benefits and rapid modernisation
Setting up Operational Groups
Operational Groups can be supported by various funding sources. Rural Development Policy and the Union Research and Innovation Framework "Horizon 2020" will provide particular opportunities for setting up Operational Groups in the period 2014-2020 and incentivise actors who engage in actions on developing, testing and applying innovative approaches.
Facilitating knowledge exchange
As a key instrument of the EIP, a Brussels-based network facility will work as an intermediary enhancing communication between science and practice and fostering cooperation.