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European Conference on Crop Diversification 2019

The European Conference on Crop Diversification will take place from the 18th to 21st of September 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The conference will explore how we can achieve the full potential of cropping system diversification for improved productivity, delivery of ecosystem services and resource-efficient and sustainable value chains. Take part in the discussion – we look forward to your contribution!

Have your say on shaping the way Horizon Europe is implemented

How should the next EU research and innovation programme be implemented, to ensure that it achieves its ambitious objectives? Where can we simplify further? How should we deal with the novel features in the new programme? What should the legal documents, processes and tools for the programme look like? Share your views now with the European Commission.

EU and China look ahead to future food and agriculture R&I

China and the EU cooperate since 2013 on food, agriculture and biotechnology research and innovation. The European Commission invited 60 European and Chinese experts to explore possibilities for future collaboration after Horizon 2020. Reports are now available.

Horizon 2020 Agri-Food calls - the multi-actor approach explained

The Multi-Actor Approach in Horizon 2020 Agri-Food calls is a critical component for proposals but is one that applicants often get wrong. What it really means, how you can address it well in your proposal, and some good and bad examples, explained by Ian Holmes, H2020 UK National Contact Point for Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Blue Growth and the Bioeconomy.

Developing digital industrial platforms - info session for applicants for EU-funding

On 10 September 2018, the European Commission will offer a web-based information session on the topics for which a call for proposals is currently open: agricultural digital integration platforms, smart and healthy living at home, interoperable and smart homes and grids, horizontal activities. Application for funding closes on 14 November 2018.

4th Organic Innovation Days

The 4th edition of the organic innovation days will look into European opportunities for funding organic research and innovation under Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. Registration opens on 20th July.

Commission proposes most ambitious Research and Innovation programme so far

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission today proposed €100 billion for research and innovation. The new programme – Horizon Europe – will build on the achievements and success of the previous research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020) and keep the EU at the forefront of global research and innovation. Horizon Europe is the most ambitious research and innovation programme ever.

Developing a taste for high-protein plants

An EU-funded project is investigating protein-rich crops in Europe as attractive alternatives to meat - a means to reduce the environmental impact of livestock on the planet and provide farmers with a new source of income.

Protecting drinking water from farm pollutants

An EU-funded study is exploring agricultural practices and EU policies related to drinking water quality and the use of pesticides and nitrogen. Results will inform an integrated EU response to a major environmental and health challenge.