Knowledge Based Bio-Economy

Dublin workshop to discuss future farm advisory systems

‘The Future of Farm Advisory Services, Delivering Innovative Systems’ will be the focus of an upcoming workshop in Dublin from 12 to 14 June 2013. Its aim is to kick-start discussions on the future of farm advisory services in the light of the Commission’s European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on agricultural productivity and sustainability – an element of CAP2020.

Participants will be welcomed in the opening session by Prof. Gerry Boyle, Director of the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc), and Ms Inge Van Oost from the European Commission’s DG Agriculture & Rural Development.

Sessions will address several themes: the current situation with examples of evolving advisory services and case studies of knowledge transfer and innovation; the future – with a focus on agricultural know-how and innovation systems; and the opportunities offered by the EIP as well as its links to the Farm Advisory System. A field visit will demonstrate relevant advisory and applied research activities.

The workshop is jointly organised by Teagasc and University College Dublin, with the technical support of the EU Joint Research Centre (Monitoring Agricultural Resources Unit).

The workshop will start on 12/06/2013 12:30 pm and finish on 14/06/2013 at 1:30 pm.

Registration is open on the workshop webpage until 24th May