2012-2021: The European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural productivity and Sustainability (EIP-AGRI) is a network to boost innovation in European agriculture and forestry. The EIP-AGRI works to foster competitive and sustainable farming and forestry that ‘achieves more and better from less’. It contributes to ensuring a steady supply of food, feed and biomaterials, developing its work in harmony with the essential natural resources on which farming depends.
Since 2021, the network continues to exist as part of the EU CAP Network.
The EIP-AGRI was based on the idea of creating partnerships and connecting people. The EIP-AGRI contributes to the dissemination of knowledge, new and existing, in terms of agricultural innovation across the EU. The EIP-AGRI works with existing European policies: such as the European Rural Development policy or the EU’s research and innovation programme Horizon 2020, which enable the emergence of new projects in European agriculture and forestry.
Between 2012 and 2021, the EIP-AGRI network was facilitated by the EIP-AGRI Service Point constituted of seven organisations, including AC3A. The AC3A team (representatives from the Regional Chamber of Agriculture of Pays de la Loire and New Aquitaine, and from AC3A) organise and facilitate Focus Groups, workshops, seminars and works on communication activities.
Focus Groups: A group of experts from all over Europe working on a specific topic. 20 experts – farmers, foresters, advisors, researchers… are selected through an open call. The main ai mis to catalyse innovation and disseminate knowledge on existing practices. The experts work together for 1 year and they meet at 2 meetings during this time. More information on Focus Groups here.
Workshops and seminars: The EIP-AGRI Service Point regularly organised events also on specific topics. The idea is to bring together between 70 and 150 people from the farming and forestry sectors to work together to identify barriers and solutions. See the results from many previous events here.
Download many publications here.
Many years of innovation
The enthusiasm of the EIP-AGRI network members is essential to the success of the EIP-AGRI, and in ensuring that everyone can benefit. Watch this EIP-AGRI video to hear researchers, farmers, advisors, Managing Authorities and National Rural Networks explain how the EIP-AGRI has helped them over the past years.
The EIP-AGRI has been promoting interactive innovation to make EU agriculture and forestry more sustainable, productive, and fit for the future. This report shows how the EIP-AGRI network has grown into a thriving network. Read the report.