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26/02/2015
Rural development is often seen to be a policy issue only. But for policy-making to be evidence-based and well suited to the rapidly evolving needs on the ground a variety of questions must be answered and tools provided. Reflecting on what these questions should be, experts highlighted the crucial importance for research outcomes to be well suited to the operational needs of decision-makers in order to ensure a real impact of rural development research. Read more
18/02/2015
Around 65 experts assembled in Brussels to discuss what 'climate-smart farms' of 2030 should look like, with the ultimate goal to define research activities which may help us progress on the road towards climate-smart agriculture. Read more
09/01/2015
The first Societal challenge 2 project, HENNOVATION, has just officially started on 1st January 2015, after a grant agreement preparation of less than a month. It is a thematic network for agriculture innovation addressing practice-driven innovation in particular in the laying hen sector. Read more
08/01/2015
Influenza outbreaks in several farms in different European countries at the end of 2014 were a reminder that the risk of flu viruses spreading to animals and humans is permanent. Fighting influenza requires sustained efforts in research and innovation. Around 25 experts meet in Parma for a two-day workshop organised by the European Commission and EFSA to discuss how to prioritize research activities on the matter. Read more
12/12/2014
This year, the EU stand in the World of Science and Technology (Stand number 30 in the Industries Hall) has a special focus on Food Research - so drop in and find out more about what the EU is doing in the area of Food Research - we look forward to meeting you! Read more
27/11/2014
How can research in food and diets address how we will live and eat in 2050? By supporting the move towards individualised diets; by ensuring the sustainability of the future food system; by improving our understanding of links between food, nutrients and health; and by focusing on integrated policy-making. These are the main findings of a new foresight report that will support work done under Horizon 2020, the EU's Funding Programme for Research and Innovation for 2014-2020. Read more
25/11/2014
Over 500 hundred participants attended the Infoday on Societal challenge 2 calls for 2015 organised by European Commission in Brussels on 21 November 2014. Read more
12/09/2014
Later this month (23-25 September) the European Commission Representation stand at the National Ploughing Championships will be all about letting you know what the EU is doing in the area of “Agriculture and Research” with a spotlight on new technologies in agriculture. Read more
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