- EIP-AGRI Projects
- Focus groups
The EIP-AGRI Service Point has produced a series of videos: you can watch all of them in the video gallery below.
All videos are also available through the EIP-AGRI Service Point YouTube channel. Apart from our own EIP-AGRI videos, this Youtube channel also features videos from across the EIP-AGRI network.
We now have the following playlists:
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EIP-AGRI: Innovation Support Services - 15 May 2020
Across Europe, Innovation Support Services capture grassroots innovative ideas, and help develop them into EIP-AGRI Operational Groups or other interactive innovation projects. By stimulating collaboration, they help build solutions and new opportunities for European farming and forestry. Watch the animated video to see how Innovation Support Services are supporting agricultural knowledge and innovation.
AGRI Challenge: Pests and diseases in olive trees in Mediterranean regions - 4 May 2020
Over 750 million olive trees are cultivated worldwide, 95% of which are in the Mediterranean region. Several insects, pathogens and nematodes affect olive trees, threatening olive production. The number of these occurrences has dramatically increased in recent years, causing serious damage to overall EU olive production.
AGRI Challenge: Non-chemical weed management in arable cropping systems - 10 February 2020
The Portuguese Operational Group HortInf is trying to find non-chemical alternatives to conventional weed management that could be used by Portuguese farmers. Involved farmer Francisca Chaves Ramos:”We are looking for ways to use cover crops to suppress the nutsedge. It may help them to reduce their chemical weed management.”
EIP-AGRI Operational Groups: cooperate to innovate - 4 February 2020
Watch the animated movie on EIP-AGRI Operational Groups to find out how collaborating with different partners in Operational Group projects can help farmers to find innovative solutions to challenges they are facing, and how these projects can lead to new opportunities.
AGRI challenge: protecting soils from contamination - 14 January 2020
In the Italian region of Apulia, 22 grape farmers are working together in a cooperative. Pasquale Parente works as an agronomist for OP OROFRUIT. “Our cooperative has set very high standards to keep our soil healthy and to increase its quality. Growing grapes is a very input-intensive process and it could potentially contaminate soils. This can happen by the overuse of fertilisers and other chemical inputs. Working together therefore is very powerful to prevent soil contamination”, he says.
AGRI challenge: Monitoring bee health - 13 December 2019
Italian beekeeper Michele Valleri is working with the Operational Group 'NOMADI-app' to test sensors on beehives, that send data directly from the hive to a regional network of beekeepers: “Aside from diseases, parasites, pesticides and other stressors that affect bee health, we increasingly have to face the effects of climate change. Every technology that can help us keep our bees in good health can be really helpful.”
AGRI challenge: soil salinisation - 12 November 2019
The future of the rice in the Spanish Ebro Delta is threatened by soil salinisation, caused by rising sea levels and erosion of the Delta. Besides the apple snail is ravaging rice crops by eating and uprooting young plants. A local Operational Group is testing how rice dry seeding can reduce the apple snail population and how this affects soil salinity.
AGRI challenge: increasing biodiversity in agricultural landscapes - 4 November 2019
Farmers, beekeepers and students have joined forces in the Biodiversité project in the region of Normandy in France to study the potential of increasing biodiversity on agricultural parcels by planting honey-producing flower strips. After three years, the project has achieved interesting results.
AGRI challenge: innovative value chains for medicinal plants - 15 October 2019
In 2014 five herb producers joined forces to form the organic herb farm ‘Under the Sun’, which made them the biggest Portuguese exporter of aromatic and medicinal plants. To save energy costs in the herb drying process, one of the farmers started a cooperation with a local engineer. This led to the creation of an innovative solar drying system.
AGRI challenge: crop diversification in grassland - 19 September 2019
Dutch dairy farmer Matté Eikelenboom explores crop diversification in his grazing land, to stimulate soil life and improve the health of his cows. His mixed pastures show promising results for the quality of his feed and the health of his animals. The variety of species also helps increase organic matter in the soil. Exchanging knowledge with other farmers has been valuable in getting the best results.
Closing speech recorded by Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development for the EIP-AGRI Seminar 'Multi-level strategies for digitising agriculture and rural areas' - 13 December 2018 - Antwerp, Belgium
AGRI challenge: soil fertility through carbon storage - 30 October 2018
Alfred Grand is one of the farmers involved in Operational Group project BIOBO in Austria that focusses on improving yield and developing humus in the soil through reduced soil cultivation and organic fertilisation. The results of the Operational Group are very promising.
Operational Groups - First experiences - 10 October 2016
The workshop 'Operational Groups: first experiences' took place in Legnaro, Italy, on 20-21 April 2016. Some Operational Group participants took the time to talk to us and tell us about their experiences.