Thematic networks – Closing the research and innovation divide

Thematic networks are multi-actor projects which collect existing knowledge and best practices on a given theme to make it available in easily understandable formats for end users such as farmers, foresters, advisers and others.

34 thematic networks are already ongoing.

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Take a look at the thematic networks that have been established so far in this overview (update June 2019).

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Soils

  • BEST4SOIL - Boosting 4 BEST practices for SOIL health in Europe: CORDIS (10/2018-09/2021)

 

Water, nutrients and waste

  • FERTINNOWA - Transfer of INNOvative techniques for sustainable WAter use in FERtigated crops: website - CORDIS (01/2016-12/2018)

  • AGRIFORVALOR - Bringing added value to agriculture and forest sectors by closing the research and innovation divide to valorize and exploit sidestream biomass resources from agriculture and forestry: website - CORDIS (03/2016-08/2018)
  • NUTRIMAN - Nutrient Management and Nutrient Recovery Thematic Network: websiteCORDIS (10/2018-03/2021)
  • SuWaNu Europe - Network for effective knowledge transfer on safe and economic wastewater reuse in agriculture in Europe: websiteCORDIS (01/2019-06/2021)

 

Sustainable cropping systems

  • EUFRUIT - EU Fruit Network: website - CORDIS (03/2016-02/2019)
  • PANACEA - A thematic network to design the penetration PAth of Non-food Agricultural Crops into European Agriculture - website - CORDIS (11/2017-10/2020)
  • BIOFRUITNET - Boosting Innovation in Organic FRUIT production through strong knowledge NETworks: websiteCORDIS (11/2019 – 10/2022)

 

Animal production systems

  • HENNOVATION - Practice-led innovation supported by science and market-driven actors in the laying hen and other livestock sectors: website - CORDIS (01/2015-08/2017)
  • EuroDairy - A Europe-wide thematic network supporting a sustainable future for EU dairy farmers: website - CORDIS - video (02/2016-01/2019)
  • 4D4F - Data Driven Dairy Decisions 4 Farmers: website - CORDIS (03/2016-02/2019)
  • SheepNet - Sharing Expertise and Experience towards sheep Productivity through NETworking: website - CORDIS (11/2016-10/2019)
  • EU PiG - EU Pig Innovation Group: website - CORDIS (11/2016-10/2020)
  • Inno4Grass - Shared Innovation Space for Sustainable Productivity of Grasslands in Europe: website - CORDIS (01/2017-12/2019)
  • OK-Net Ecofeed - Organic Knowledge Network on Monogastric Animal Feed: website - CORDIS (01/2018-12/2020)
  • BovINE - BovINE Beef Innovation Network Europe: website - CORDIS (01/2020-12/2022)
  • EuroSheep - European Network for interactive and innovative knowledge exchange on animal health and nutrition between the sheep industry actors and stakeholders: CORDIS (01/2020-12/2022)

 

Animals and health

  • DISARM - Disseminating Innovative Solutions for Antibiotic Resistance Management: websiteCORDIS (01/2019-12/2021)
  • EuroSheep - European Network for interactive and innovative knowledge exchange on animal health and nutrition between the sheep industry actors and stakeholders: CORDIS (01/2020-12/2022)

 

Plant health

  • WINETWORK - Network for the exchange and transfer of innovative knowledge between European wine-growing regions to increase the productivity and sustainability of the sector: website - CORDIS (04/2015-09/2017)
  • INNOSETA - Accelerating Innovative practices for Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising in European agriculture through the mobilization of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems: website - CORDIS (05/2018-04/2021)
  • SMARTPROTECT - SMART agriculture for innovative vegetable crop PROTECTion: harnessing advanced methodologies and technologies: websiteCORDIS (01/2020 – 12/2022)

 

Ecological approaches & organic

  • OK-Net-Arable - Organic Knowledge Network Arable: website - CORDIS (03/2015-02/2018)
  • HNV-link - High Nature Value Farming: Learning, Innovation and Knowledge: website - CORDIS (04/2016-03/2019)
  • CERERE - CEreal REnaissance in Rural Europe: embedding diversity in organic and low-input food systems: website - CORDIS (11/2016-10/2019)
  • AFINET - Agroforestry Innovation Networks: website - CORDIS (01/2017-12/2019)
  • Inno4Grass - Shared Innovation Space for Sustainable Productivity of Grasslands in Europe: website - CORDIS (01/2017-12/2019)
  • OK-Net Ecofeed - Organic Knowledge Network on Monogastric Animal Feed: website - CORDIS (01/2018-12/2020)
  • Legumes Translated - Translating knowledge for legume-based farming for feed and food systems: websiteCORDIS (11/2018-10/2021)
  • BIOFRUITNET - Boosting Innovation in Organic FRUIT production through strong knowledge NETworks: websiteCORDIS (11/2019 – 10/2022)

 

Rural dynamics and policies

  • NEWBIE - New Entrant netWork: Business models for Innovation, entrepreneurship and resilience in European agriculture: website - CORDIS (01/2018-12/20212)

 

Public goods

  • HNV-link - High Nature Value Farming: Learning, Innovation and Knowledge: website - CORDIS (04/2016-03/2019)

 

Value chains

  • AGRIFORVALOR - Bringing added value to agriculture and forest sectors by closing the research and innovation divide to valorize and exploit sidestream biomass resources from agriculture and forestry: website - CORDIS (03/2016-08/2018)
  • SKIN - Short supply chain Knowledge and Innovation Network: website - CORDIS (11/2016-10/2019)
  • INCREDIBLE - Innovation  Networks of Cork, Resins and Edibles in the Mediterranean basin: website - CORDIS (11/2017-10/2020)
  • ENABLING - Enhance New Approaches in BioBased Local Innovation Networks for Growth - website - CORDIS (12/2017-11/2020)
  • ROSEWOOD4.0 - EU Network of Regions on sustainable wood mobilisation ready for digitalisation: website - CORDIS (01/2020-12/2021)

 

Digital transformation

  • SMART-AKIS - European Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) towards innovation-driven research in Smart Farming Technology: website - CORDIS (03/2016-08/2018)
  • 4D4F - Data Driven Dairy Decisions 4 Farmers: website - CORDIS (03/2016-02/2019)

 

Knowledge and innovation systems

  • AgriSpin - Space for Agricultural Innovation: website - CORDIS (03/2015-08/2017)
  • EURAKNOS - Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System: websiteCORDIS (01/2019-12/2020)

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