EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards

The winners of the EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards 2024 for Operational Groups were announced during an awards ceremony which was part of the EU CAP Network Conference ‘EIP-AGRI Operational Groups: Innovation in practice’ which took place on 7 May 2024 in Estoril (Portugal)

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Press release | 14 Jun 2024

500 participants celebrated the achievements of EIP-AGRI Operational Groups

The EU CAP Network Conference ‘EIP-AGRI Operational Groups: Innovation in practice’ brought together 500 participants from across the EU in Estoril, Portugal, to highlight the achievements of Operational Group projects.

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2 persons presenting a group outside
11 Jun 2024

Inspirational idea: Croatian farm promotes regenerative agricultural practices

Maintaining soil health is central to the management of this organic farm which grows a wide range of crops, sells directly, transforms the products, and even supplies its own restaurant.

a man and woman in a field
07 Jun 2024

Inspirational idea: Sustainable biorefineries based on agricultural residues

The international AgriLoop project develops processes to create innovative high-value products from agricultural waste through sustainable supply chains.

Hand of farmer checking soil health
23 May 2024

Soil health: a key agroecology metric for results-orientated payments

Results-based payments protecting soil performance are a recent proposal promoted by EU CAP Network stakeholders for the future of sustainable food and farming systems in Europe.

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springtime panorama of the hills of oltrepo pavese, vinery area in italy (lombardy region) at the borders with piedmont and emilia romagna. it's famous for valuables wines, mainly sparkling
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Cross-cutting assessment of the effects of regional programmes in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

The evaluation analyses the contribution of the ESI Funds (ERDF, ESF and EAFRD) in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy.

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Promotion of extensive grazing through contractual nature conservation

The study analyses funding data in order to better understand the implementation of the contractual nature conservation grazing measure in MEPL III (Rural Development Plan 2014-2020 Baden-Württemberg).

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Member State Evaluation |

Assessment of the adaptive capacity of Agri-Environment Schemes to respond to the impacts of climate change

The study gathers evidence on whether climate change affects agreement holders' ability to deliver Agri-Environment Scheme (AES) prescriptions and indicators of success, and whether AES is sufficiently flexible to accommodate changes to the natural environment.

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