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Agricultural and Rural Inspiration Awards (ARIA) 2023

ARIA 2023 celebrates CAP-funded projects that are boosting skills for agriculture and rural areas through lifelong learning, innovation and competitiveness.

Experts have selected 24 projects under four thematic categories related to the objectives of the CAP.
Now, it’s your turn: the Popular Vote is open!

Browse the ARIA page to discover the 24 finalists and vote for your favourite project by 1 December.

Discover the finalists

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27 Nov 2023

Mountain actors forge pathways for sustainable value chains

Mountain representatives met in Hungary from 6 to 8 November for the Workshop “Unlocking the Power of Mountain Value Chains”, organised in the framework of the EU-funded MOVING project.

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27 Nov 2023

Skills for agriculture – new Policy Insights publication 

Our latest publication in the Policy Insights series examines the topic of agricultural skills in the context of policies involved with managing shortages of appropriately skilled farm workforces.

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27 Nov 2023

Food labelling – new Policy Insights publication

In October, we released a new Policy Insights publication which explores how the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) provides enabling roles to help EU food systems take advantage of better labelling.

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15 Nov 2023

EU CAP Network workshop on circular water management

A call for expressions of interest in the EU CAP Network workshop on circular water management is now open.

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Enhancing food security under changing weather patterns: farm adaptation

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'Innovation & knowledge exchange | EIP-AGRI’'s role is to facilitate communication and cooperation between those with a keen interest in sharing knowledge and innovative ideas for sustainable agriculture, forestry and rural areas.

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