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EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards 2024 for Operational Groups

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Nominees and winners of the EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards – © EU CAP Network

The EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards

Since the establishment of EIP-AGRI in 2012, more than 3 400 Operational Groups (OGs) have contributed to the increased productivity and sustainability of agriculture and forestry in the EU.

In order to celebrate the great variety of innovative OG projects and their achievements over the past eight years, the EU CAP Network organised the EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards 2024.

The main objective of the awards was to recognise and reward outstanding EIP-AGRI OGs which have developed innovative practices, solutions, products and processes.

There are six award categories. Within each category, five OGs were selected as nominees. From those 30 nominees, one winner per category received an award. A seventh award was given to the ‘public favourite’.

The winners were announced on 7 May 2024 during the awards ceremony which was part of the EU CAP Network Conference ‘EIP-AGRI Operational Groups: Innovation in practice’.

Find out below the winners in each category, and take a look at all the nominees on the nominees page.

Award Categories

There were six categories. Operational Groups could apply to the one which was the most relevant to their project outcomes.
The guidelines document contains further details on each category.

Sustainable management of natural resources in farming practices

EIP-AGRI Operational Groups that demonstrate innovative practices in resource efficiency and management which support sustainable transitions in agricultural systems. OGs in this category can cover topics such as soil, water, air pollution and more.

Business models in food supply chains

EIP-AGRI Operational Groups that showcase innovative business models with a focus on short food supply chains, marketing and consumption initiatives which have the potential to improve farm incomes, promote sustainable farming systems and contribute to local economic development.

Animal welfare and husbandry

EIP-AGRI Operational Groups that contribute to improving animal welfare and sustainability of animal farms through innovative practices related to cage-free practices, precision livestock farming, new commercial opportunities and so on.

Climate change mitigation and adaptation

EIP-AGRI Operational Groups that strengthen resilience of agriculture and rural areas through innovative initiatives and practices directly related to climate change mitigation and adaptation or related to efficient energy management.

Sustainable forest management

EIP-AGRI Operational Groups that showcase innovative forest management approaches related to, for example: climate-smart forestry, pests and diseases management, nature restoration, forest ecosystem services, new technologies and circular bioeconomy.


EIP-AGRI Operational Groups that demonstrate how digitalisation has great potential to increase profitability, improve working conditions for farmers, foresters and others, as well as to improve the environmental and climate impact of agriculture and forestry.

Public Favourite Award

Each nominee produced a video presenting their project which was published online. The wider European public was able to vote for their favourite OG amongst the 30 nominees.

Videos from the awards ceremony


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EIP-AGRI Innovation awards 2024 - Guidelines for applicants

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Questions from the application form

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Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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