Featured projects about Agriculture & Forestry

E.g., 21-06-2018
E.g., 21-06-2018
  • Developing a taste for high-protein plants

    04/06/2018
    An EU-funded project is investigating protein-rich crops in Europe as attractive alternatives to meat - a means to reduce the environmental impact of livestock on the planet and provide farmers with a new source of income.
  • Protecting drinking water from farm pollutants

    04/06/2018
    An EU-funded study is exploring agricultural practices and EU policies related to drinking water quality and the use of pesticides and nitrogen. Results will inform an integrated EU response to a major environmental and health challenge.
  • New booklet shows how EU research and innovation funding impacts your daily life

    06/02/2018
    The European Commission has published a new booklet showing a few examples where EU support for research and innovation is making a real difference in the lives of citizens and society as a whole. It is aimed at all age groups so everyone can understand the good work EU funding can do.
  • Strategy to scale-up fish industry's competitiveness

    12/07/2017
    EU-funded project unpicks why Europe's fish industry is suffering in the face of international competition and will provide the industry with new software and studies to help improve business strategies.
    Image of caught fish
  • Anticipating the impact of climate change on Europe's seafood

    06/04/2017
    The EU-funded CERES project is using models to anticipate the impact of climate change on European fisheries and aquaculture. The assessment will feed into industry-driven solutions to secure Europe's seafood supply.
    Image of seafood in ice
  • Researching renewable building materials for a more sustainable Slovenia

    28/03/2017
    The EU-funded InnoRenew Centre of Excellence (CoE) in Slovenia will foster research on the innovative and efficient use of renewable resources in building materials.
    image of hands holding soil
  • Connecting ICT solutions with sustainable agriculture in Serbia

    27/03/2017
    A new European centre of excellence for the development of advanced technologies in sustainable agriculture and food security will open in Serbia with the aim to boost economic growth in the region.
    Image of hands holding soil
  • A new secretariat for the International Research Consortium on Animal Health

    14/02/2017
    Alex Morrow - DEFRA
    On 27 January 2016, key representatives of the Animal health community joined in Brussels to launch the International Research Consortium (IRC) on Animal Health. Less than one year later, thanks to Horizon 2020 funding, a new Scientific Secretariat for this IRC is up and running.
  • Polar research warms up

    20/01/2017
    In northern Sweden, some 150km inside the Arctic Circle where winter temperatures can fall to -45c, it's thaw season. Futuris went to meet a group of biologists studying the basic mechanisms used by plants to survive in this challenging ecosystem.And the variety of colours of their flowers is one of those survival mechanisms as pollinating insects are attracted by their colours.
    image of snow on mountain
  • Addressing the arsenic in Argentinian groundwater

    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.

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