Horizon 2020
The EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation

Agriculture & Forestry

Thematic networks brochure cover
23/01/2017
Thematic networks are a new approach under Horizon 2020 which bring people from both science and practice together to create useful and practical outputs for farmers. The EIP-AGRI has developed a specific brochure on these networks. Read more
23/01/2017
European Commission DG AGRI, Rue de la loi 130, Brussels, Belgium
The European and African Unions adopted in April 2016 a roadmap on research and innovation for food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture (FNSSA). The European Commission is inviting around 20 African and European experts to discuss the state of play of this cooperation and to further develop the FNSSA priority themes with a view to contribute to Horizon 2020 work programme 2018-2020. Read more
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04/01/2017
Researchers are increasingly encouraged to adopt systems approaches in their work on agriculture, food and non-food value chains. But what do we actually mean by systems approaches? Why do we think systems approaches could deliver better results? Read more
22/12/2016
Swiss researchers and organisations will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with entities from EU Member States and other associated countries. This is because on 1 January 2017, Switzerland will become fully associated to Horizon 2020. Until now, Switzerland has only been associated to parts of the programme. Read more
17/01/2017
What’s your action plan? If you are planning to run the marathon or just go for a walk, chances are that your approach is completely different. We want to give you some ideas on how to increase your outreach and learn from successful EU-funded projects. Read more
02/12/2016

For Horizon 2020, the Commission has a legal obligation to monitor continually and systematically its implementation, to report annually and to disseminate the results of this monitoring. The second Annual Monitoring Report under Horizon 2020 is a comprehensive publication encompassing the analysis of Horizon 2020 through its calls closed in 2015.

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From 14/09/2016 to 15/09/2016
Brussels, Belgium
Livestock is increasingly criticized for its environmental impacts. At the same time, it counts for very significant parts of human diets and many livestock production systems deliver valuable socio-economic and positive environmental outcomes. How can livestock systems be geared towards greater sustainability? The question is high on the agenda of both farmers and researchers. EC invited experts to discuss how embedding systems approaches in research could help. Read more
17/11/2016
Many areas worldwide struggle with high levels of arsenic in the water supply. Scientists from Argentina - where several regions are affected - are collaborating with European colleagues to find solutions in the context of an EU-funded project. Together, they intend to develop a low-cost system to produce safe drinking water for people and livestock. Read more
18/10/2016
Commission proposed first research partnership of its kind in the Mediterranean Area to develop much-needed novel solutions for sustainable water management and food production. Read more
From 28/09/2016 to 29/09/2016
Brussels, Belgium
A workshop, Digitising the Agri-Food sector, was held on 28 and 29 September, hosted by Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development. Read more

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