The European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural productivity and Sustainability (EIP-AGRI) has been launched in 2012 to contribute to the European Union's strategy 'Europe 2020' for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. This strategy sets the strengthening of research and innovation as one of its five main objectives and supports a new interactive approach to innovation: European Innovation Partnerships
The agricultural European Innovation Partnership (EIP-AGRI) works to foster competitive and sustainable farming and forestry that 'achieve more and better from less'. It contributes to ensuring a steady supply of food, feed and biomaterials, developing its work in harmony with the essential natural resources on which farming and forestry depend.
Different types of available funding sources can help get an agricultural innovation project started, such as the European Rural Development policy or the EU's research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. The EIP-AGRI contributes to integrating different funding streams so that they contribute together to a same goal and duplicate results.
The EIP-AGRI brings together farmers, advisors, researchers, agribusinesses, NGOs and other actors as partners in agricultural and forestry innovation. Together they form an EU wide EIP network. The EIP-AGRI network is run by the European Commission (DG Agriculture and Rural Development) with the help of the EIP-AGRI Service Point
Learn more about the EIP-AGRI
- Visit the EIP-AGRI website on which you can share and find information, publications, news and events.
- Read the EIP-AGRI Factsheet on EIP-AGRI network
- Read the Communication on the European Innovation Partnership 'Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability'