Crop rotation and crop diversification workshop - Open call now closed
This open call is now closed.
The EIP-AGRI Service Point is organising the workshop 'Cropping for the future: networking for crop rotation and crop diversification’. This event will take place on 4-5 June 2019 in Almere, the Netherlands, and we are looking for participants.
We are inviting farmers and farmers’ organisations, agroforesters, entrepreneurs, SMEs, start-ups, advisory services, universities, research technology organisations, rural networks and others involved in relevant projects or with relevant expertise to apply before 11 April, 23.59 CET.
Further information and updates will be published on the event webpage.
Crop rotation and crop diversification are important farming practices with most significant impacts in the short and long term. They can clearly have a role in improving soil conditions, water quality, weed management and plant protection systems, biodiversity, and more. By adopting these practices, farmers and foresters can make a significant contribution to improving environmental conditions in EU rural areas.
The overall aim of the workshop is to promote networking among Operational Groups (OGs) and other innovative projects dealing with crop rotation and crop diversification. This means to learn more about each other, find common issues, explore possibilities for future collaboration and knowledge exchange. The event also aims at creating awareness and promoting the adoption of crop rotation and crop diversification as farming practices with multiple environmental benefits, both in the short and long term.
The specific objectives of the workshop are:
1. To assist OGs and other innovative projects dealing with these two farming practices by:
identifying common challenges
exploring potential solutions to shared challenges
exchanging good practices
connecting participating projects
promoting further cooperation between partners from different OGs and research projects
2. To highlight the benefits of these farming practices, and link them to broader issues such as climate change, Sustainable Development Goals, objectives in the future CAP, and more.
Please note that, given the limited number of available seats, we cannot accommodate all requests for participation. The organisers will assess all applications received and will only confirm the attendance of those who will be selected, approximately by the week of 29 April.
You may forward this invitation for expression of interest to other persons in your network if you think that their expertise or field of activity is relevant for the scope of the event. The number of seats is limited, so in most cases we can offer only one seat per project / organisation. However, the participation of farmers is strongly encouraged, and a second participant per organisation / project can be exceptionally accepted if at least one of them is a farmer.
Travel and accommodation
If required, travel and accommodation (hotel) costs for participants may be paid for by the European Commission for those who have been selected. Details about travel and accommodation arrangements, access information and the final agenda will be circulated by the EIP-AGRI Service Point at a later date. Please do not make any reservation until you have heard from us.