The digital single market offers many opportunities for agriculture and food value chains -up to the consumer- to become smarter, more efficient, more circular and more connected. This event will place Horizon 2020 investments in farm and food digitisation in their broader policy context and showcase successful and inspirational projects.
How do we move organic farming forward to ensure sustainability & health of our food systems? TP organics organises the Organic innovation days, along side the SC2 Infoweek, to discuss how innovation can help. H2020 OK-NetArable will hold their final conference there and opportunities for funding for organic farming under H2020 work programme 2018-2020 will be presented. Call for innovations open until 1 September.
Rua Encosta das Lagoas, 2740-244, Porto Salvo, Oeiras, Lisboa
The Agri Innovation Summit will provide a platform for a stimulating debate on innovation and digitisation in agriculture and rural areas, now and after 2020. Horizon 2020 projects will meet with innovative projects supported by the Common agricultural policy to build linkages and speed up innovation. Commissioners Moedas and Hogan will participate.
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 invited around 25 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.
Animal breeding has played an important role in increasing the production efficiency of animals. Nonetheless, farmed animal production still faces a number of challenges.
At the end of 2016 a workshop was held to examine the latest developments brought by EU funded projects on the theme to feed into the design of a roadmap for future research.
The report is now available!
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.