The EU AgriResearch Conference assembled over 500 people scientists, farmers, rural communities, industry, advisors, policy-makers, citizens and NGO representatives who wished to learn about EU agriculture and rural R&I activities and achievements and have their say on how to shape the future of agriculture R&I after 2020. The conference also provided this community multiple occasions to network.
Over 20 thematic networks are or have been funded under Horizon 2020 to bridge the gap between research and practice in agriculture. They cover a broad range of issues from disease management to value chains and are a cornerstone of the EIP-AGRI. This workshop will give, in a compact and interactive way, insights in dynamics and results of these networks.
The concept of “multi-actor approach”, a practical translation of the interactive innovation, has been introduced for the first time in the Horizon 2020 work programme 2014-2015 under the Societal challenge addressing agriculture and forestry. Since then, over 80 projects have been selected. The European Commission organised a workshop to trigger interaction and exchange of best practices between these projects’ coordinators and produce interesting recommendations for the future.
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 placed Horizon 2020 investments in farm and food digitisation in their broader policy context and showcased 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.
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.