Newsletter 1, September 2013 by the EIP AGRI Service Point
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The European Innovation Partnership for agricultural productivity and sustainability to stimulate innovation in agriculture

The key challenge for agriculture in future is not only to increase its productivity, but also to do this in a sustainable manner. These challenges will not be resolved without a major push towards embracing research and innovation. In order to facilitate communication on innovation and to allow the sharing of knowledge and experience in agriculture across the EU, the European Commission, Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development has launched the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability'.  Read more

EIP-AGRI Service Point is at your service!

Seven partners from different European countries formed a consortium to run the EIP AGRI Service Point under the leadership of Vlaamse Landmaatschappij (VLM – Flemish Land Agency). The EIP AGRI Service Point is proud to provide professional input, research, advice and support for the agricultural future, covering a broad range of expertise, including different types of farming, research, networking and communication, farmers’ advisory systems, land consolidation and banking, land and nature development, environmental and agricultural policy, as well as the management and implementation of rural development measures. Read more

Seminar 'Programming Innovation'

How to use the Rural Development Toolkit most effectively for the implementation of the EIP

On 26 – 27 June 2013 DG Agriculture and Rural Development invited national / regional Managing Authorities to a technical seminar organized by the EIP-AGRI Service Point in Madrid. Managing authorities were able to improve their understanding of the guidelines and legal provisions for the EIP, to take stock of ‘who is where’ in EIP programming issues, to learn about some models of implementation which could serve as examples for programming and to learn from and exchange ideas with the participants. Read more

EIP-AGRI Focus groups ready to start

EIP-AGRI Focus groups will explore practical innovative solutions to problems or opportunities in the field, draw on experience made with related useful projects and aim at the sharing and exchange among actors involved in those projects (researchers, farmers, advisers etc.).. Read more

Call for expression of interest

The call for experts for three EIP-AGRI focus groups - genetic resources, organic matter content of soils and integrated pest management is open until October 6th. Interested in joining us? Find out more on our website. Read more

Koen Desimpelaere,
team leader of the EIP AGRI Service Point:

“The EIP-AGRI Service Point will act as a bridge between different stakeholders. Client-oriented, cooperation and bottom-up approaches are key words in getting real innovation in the field.”
The EIP-AGRI Service Point is based at the VLM office in Brussels. You can reach us from Monday to Friday from 9:00 – 17:00.
By phone +32 2 543 73 48 or email

Further information can be found on the EIP AGRI homepage

Please feel free to contact us. We will be happy to assist you!
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