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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Agroecology: 240 million euro for innovative farming

Research, Agriculture - Fisheries, Local development, Environment, Innovation,-,

News Agro-ecology aims to promote sustainable food systems that respect people and their environment. These systems involve agricultural production methods and sectors that enhance the ecological, economic and social potential of a territory

The European Commission has invested close to €240 million in integrated ecological approaches, organic and mixed farming over the period 2014-2020 under Horizon 2020.

This represents 41 transnational projects that will explore issues as varied as crop diversification and rotation, nitrogen-fixing crops, organic farming practices, including breeding, alternatives to chemical use.

Over four hundred people involved in agricultural innovation, from 25 countries in Europe, are joining on 25 and 26 june in Lisieux (Normandy, France) for the Agri-Innovation summit 2019 dedicated to the contribution of the European Innovation Partnership for agriculture productivity and sustainability (EIP-AGRI) to the transition to agroecology.

Source :  DG AGRI


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