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“Integrating EU agri-food research through to 2020.”

The problem

Most EU acceding and candidate states have an agricultural research institute or similar entity. With so many nations, individual national concerns and priorities, there is an inevitable multiplicity of research programmes, many of which should be complementary but some may represent duplication. This raises the need for a communication portal to facilitate discussion and development of an EU-wide integrated and prioritised agri-research programme. This facilitation will optimise the socio-economic and cost-benefit of EU agri-research through to 2020.

EU AGRI MAPPING  Better coordinated European agricultural and food research


EU AGRIMAPPING will establish a database of research establishments from the new member, acceding and candidate countries involved in agricultural and food research. The project will:

  • Carry out a mapping exercise to identify the main agricultural research institutes and summarise current trends and future needs for agricultural and food research
  • Establish an expert advisory team from EU member and associated states (e.g. Iceland, Norway and Switzerland) to identify gaps in current and projected research efforts and set priorities for development and support of these institutions over the period to 2020

Contribution to policy development:

  • The Council of Ministers and the Commission will be informed of the current status of agricultural and food research across acceding and candidate nations.
  • Shortcomings and gaps in research programmes will be identified and prioritised recommendations prepared for future programmes.
  • Policy recommendations will help to identify the socio-economic and cost-benefits to be gained by closer integration of future research in the field.

Project deliverables

  • Presentation of project methodology – March 2006
  • Annual project progress – December 2006
  • Mapping agri-food research trends and needs to 2020 – June 2007


  • Website – from March 2006
  • Project press releases to publicise the project, its findings and potential application of results – as needed

Technical information

Project acronym: EU AGRI MAPPING
Project’s official full title: Mapping & Foresight of the European Agricultural & Food Research Capacity
Research priority: Modernisation and sustainability of agriculture and forestry, including their multifunctional role in order to ensure the sustainable development and promotion of rural areas
Specific webpage: Details not yet available
Proposal/contract no: 022801
Start date: January 2006
Kick off meeting: January 2006
Completion date: December 2007
European Commission scientific officer: Hans-Joerg Lutzeyer,

Coordinator: Olivier Chartier
Abbreviated name: EQY
Address: 8 rue de l'Isly, Paris
Country: France
Tel: +33 1 44 69 99 80
Fax: +33 1 44 69 99 81


Name: Société pour la Sécurité et l’Hygiène alimentaire
Abbreviated name: SSHA
Country: France 

Name: GKI Economic Research Co
Abbreviated name: GKI
Country: Hungary          

Name: University of Plovdiv 
Abbreviated name: UoP 
Country: Bulgaria 

Name: Ministry of Science, Education and Sports
Abbreviated name: MZOS 
Country: Croatia 

Name: RTD Talos Ltd 
Abbreviated name: Talos 
Country: Cyprus 

Name: Technology Centre of the Academy of Sciences CR
Abbreviated name: CRTC 
Country: Czech Republic 

Name: Estonian Agricultural University
Abbreviated name: EAU 
Country: Estonia 

Name: Tudomanyos es Technologiai Alapitvany
Abbreviated name: HSTF 
Country: Hungary 

Name: Lithuanian University of Agriculture
Abbreviated name: LUA 
Country: Lithuania 

Name: Latvia University of Agricultur
Abbreviated name: LLU 
Country: Latvia 

Name: Malta Council for Science and Technology
Abbreviated name: MCST 
Country: Malta 

Name: Instytut podstawowych Problemów Techniki Polskiej Akademii Nauk 
Abbreviated name: IPPT PAN 
Country: Poland 

Name: Institute of Food Bioresources
Abbreviated name: IBA 
Country: Romania 

Name: Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Abbreviated name: SUA 
Country: Slovak Republic          

Name: University of Primorska 
Abbreviated name: Koper 
Country: Slovenia 

Name: Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey
Abbreviated name: TUBITAK 
Country: Turkey