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Inspiration and innovation for short food supply chains can be boosted when people, projects and European networks such as Horizon 2020 thematic networks and multi-actor projects connect with each other,...Read more
Cities offer enormous potential for agri-food producers involved in food chains operating in urban or peri-urban areas. Smarter logistics can shorten the distance between producers and consumers, stimulating market opportunities...Read more
Several innovative projects are testing cost-effective and sustainable solutions for more efficient logistics and distribution, allowing short food chains to share costs and resources, and tailor to the needs of...Read more
Developing new products through collaborative short food supply chains offers opportunities for agri-food producers to diversify their crop range, optimise processes, tap into new markets, and increase farm income. A...Read more
Grasslands have enormous potential for storing carbon (C) in the soil. Carbon sequestration improves soil health, makes soils more resilient to extreme weather events, contributes to climate change mitigation and...Read more
Dairy farms are currently faced with economic and environmental challenges, such as volatile prices, extreme weather events, and market demands for more animal-friendly production systems. Improving grazing management can lead...Read more
Interreg project Food Heroes is supporting 'heroes' giving value to discarded food products.Read more
Many thanks to everyone who applied and to those who helped spread the callRead more
Permanent grasslands offer many benefits for biodiversity, ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, and animal health. Sustainable management strategies can help to maximise these benefits, for instance by matching grassland...Read more
Livestock production significantly contributes to ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions, specifically methane. Adopting grazing methods that let cows graze optimally can contribute directly to lowering livestock emissions. In addition, there...Read more
The EVID Operational Group (Spain) is testing the application of a fungal species during pruning to combat grapevine trunk diseasesRead more
Innovation support services play a central part in stimulating innovation for agriculture and forestry, example from ItalyRead more
Protected horticulture (growing in greenhouses) provides opportunities for a more ‘circular’ production to use resources efficiently. The EIP-AGRI Focus Group on ‘Circular Horticulture’ looked at good examples of circularity, success...Read more
Livestock farmers are facing a number of challenges today. However, managing livestock and grassland in a sustainable way can provide farmers with cost-effective solutions to give their animals good feed,...Read more
The Community Research and Development Information Service (CORDIS) is the European Commission's primary source of results from the EU-funded R&I projects. It has just been updated and has some new...Read more
The EuroDairy project has brought European dairy farmers together, this video shows the project’s resultsRead more
Horizon 2020 multi-actor project LIAISON is looking for farmers, foresters and agri-food initiatives with a success story to share!Read more
The SFATE (Smart Farm Training for Employment) ERASMUS+ project has created a web portal to share information with farmers, agriculture students and teachers, advisers and others on available Smart Farming technologiesRead more
You can now express your interest to attend this event, please do so before 25 February 2019Read more
Living Labs (LLs) are interactive innovation ecosystems in which users co-create new solutions, integrating research and innovation processes in real life settings. More and more LLs are appearing in the...Read more
In September 2019, multi-actor project DiverIMPACTS is organising a conference on crop diversificationRead more
Tuscany Region has made innovation in the agricultural and forest sector the main focus of its Rural Development Programme annual eventRead more
The ENABLING project on new approaches in bio-based supply chains will organise a series of workshops and webinars. Through a questionnaire, they want to assess the needs of their target...Read more
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