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Young people who want to set up their own sheep or goat dairy farm in Greece are faced with high investments and economic uncertainties. To encourage young farmers and new...Read more
The French region La Gatine in the Deux-Sèvres department has a traditional landscape with many pastures. To manage these grazing lands more efficiently, LIFE+ project PTD (‘Pâturage Tournant Dynamique’) has...Read more
Soils can be polluted through excess use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, but also through poor management of animal manure, slurries and sewage sludge. Irrigating with wastewater that contains for...Read more
In organic greenhouses, where crops are grown directly in the soil, the use of fertilisers and irrigation can cause salts to accumulate over the years. A German Operational Group is...Read more
To give European farmers the tools to deal with existing and new challenges, innovative research results need to make their way to the field. To make sure that research topics...Read more
The success of the interactive innovation approach, promoted by the EIP-AGRI, strongly depends on the involvement of the EIP-AGRI network members. Representatives from 56 organisations and institutions, including National Rural...Read more
The Welsh countryside is scattered with small on-farm woodlands. Many of these are under-managed, quite often because they are hard to access with large forest machinery. An Operational Group from...Read more
Soil health is one of the key topics in Estonia’s agricultural policy. As well as a yearly celebration of World Soil Day and a Soil of the Year, Estonia has...Read more
Horizon 2020 thematic networks share knowledge for European soil health Healthy soils are vital for a flourishing agricultural and horticultural production. They are also better equipped to resist soil-borne diseases...Read more
Many Dutch farmers have trouble finding a successor for their farm. At the same time, a growing number of young people are looking for a career in sustainable agriculture. To...Read more
Keeping plants and crops healthy is vital for a flourishing agriculture and food production, for maintaining biodiversity, and for protecting our natural environment. In 2020, the International Year of Plant...Read more
When launching its calls for Operational Groups, the Irish RDP Managing Authority was thinking ahead. “While we can address general agri-environmental measures through a broad scheme, we found that EIP-AGRI...Read more
French project Robustagno, one of the first Operational Groups to start, was about making lambs more robust. Now that the project has ended (November 2019), Robustagno 2.0 is taking Robustagno’s...Read more
Across the EU, more than 1500 EIP-AGRI Operational Groups are connecting farmers, advisers, researchers, businesses and others to tackle practical challenges for agriculture and forestry. Many of these Operational Groups...Read more
Healthy soils contribute to stable agricultural yields, healthy produce, biodiversity and vital ecosystems. To highlight their importance, the seventh edition of EIP-AGRI Agrinnovation magazine, published in September 2020, puts healthy...Read more
The presence of wildlife is increasing in several parts of Europe. There are over 400.000 ungulates, mostly deer and wild boar, living in the Italian region of Tuscany. They may...Read more
Horizon project EURAKNOS and Operational Group TITRIS have developed platforms that advisers can use to stay updated on the latest developments. They also help them to better support farmers and foresters with their innovation projects.Read more
A health status index considering the multiple bee stressors, local breeding or monitoring tools can be key for the future of our bees and beekeeping. However, bee health goes beyond...Read more
PoshBee stands for “pan-European assessment, monitoring, and mitigation of stressors on the health of bees”. This multi-actor Horizon 2020 project aims to support healthy bee populations, sustainable beekeeping and pollination...Read more
COLOSS (Prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes) is an international, non-profit association focussed on improving the well-being of bees worldwide through activities and studies of honey bee biology, pathology, breeding,...Read more
AGRI Challenge: Pests and diseases in olive trees in Mediterranean regions Over 750 million olive trees are cultivated worldwide, 95% of which are in the Mediterranean region. Several insects, pathogens...Read more
The European Commission has launched a new R&I initiative provisionally entitled “Accelerating farming systems transition: agroecology living labs and research infrastructures ” as one of the candidate European partnerships in...Read more
The managing authority from Schleswig-Holstein, Northern Germany has published a booklet presenting their 30 Operational Groups. The projects include a range of Operational Groups about plant production, livestock farming and...Read more
EU-LIFE project AgriAdapt focuses on adaptation measures that maintain or improve farm competitiveness, that address other environmental challenges and that enhance farm resilience to climate change. Read their AgriAdapt Manual...Read more
What are your concerns about soil health and food? What should we collectively do to restore soil health and its functions? The mission 'caring for soil' will raise awareness on...Read more