Subgroup on innovation: Identifying innovation needs and good practices for EIP-AGRI actions
National Rural Network (NRN)
subgroup on innovation
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 Networks, farmer organisations, research institutions and advisory services regularly meet in the Subgroup on Innovation.
All Subgroup members bring ideas and innovation needs from farmers, foresters and others involved in agricultural innovation across Europe to the table, to make sure that EIP-AGRI activities are in line with needs from the field.
“In working with the Subgroup, I became aware that many member states are willing to make farming more sustainable, use less pesticides and better protect biodiversity”, says Bram Moeskops from IFOAM EU. “Many authorities are working on this. I was happy to see that when we meet, we can exchange ideas on how to support farmers to become more sustainable through innovation.”