The EU CAP Network’s Support Facility for Innovation & Knowledge Exchange | EIP-AGRI has produced six videos in the course of the last year, showcasing innovative farms and projects from across Europe. In each of the videos, a farmer or project manager is interviewed about a specific initiative that they are working on and how it helps them to overcome common challenges in agriculture, forestry and rural areas. The aim is to inspire and provide solutions to other European farmers, supporting the transition to more productive and sustainable agriculture, forestry and rural areas.
Find a summary of the videos below:
EIP-AGRI Challenge: animal welfare and innovation
Friedrich Kinkelbur runs an organic dairy farm. When he was facing some challenges, he joined a network of demonstration farms focusing on calf rearing. Because of this, he has successfully implemented several innovations. Watch the video.
EIP-AGRI challenge: digital tools for nutrient management
Digital nutrient management tools can support farmers and advisers in making on-farm decisions. Better nutrient management can improve the sustainability of farming systems. Hear from Karin Devyver, who runs a mixed family farm in Belgium. Watch the video.
EIP-AGRI Challenge: enhancing food security in a situation of changing weather patterns: farm adaptation
The Life ADA (Adaptation in Agriculture) project strengthens farmers’ skills in terms of facing climate change challenges in the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. Stefania Faccioli from the project explains why and how they do this, and what their plans for the future are. Watch the video.
EIP-AGRI Challenge: recovery of abandoned agricultural lands
The O Rexo’ project in Spain recovered abandoned lands into pastures for a flock of sheep. Anxo Quintana explains how they did this and what their plans for the future are. Watch the video.
EIP-AGRI Challenge: smart circular farming to address high energy and fertiliser prices
In the ECOSEED project, the Fertiprado company develops seed mixtures with innovative inoculants to improve the quality of the soil and to reduce the use of chemical fertilisers. Watch the video.
EIP-AGRI Challenge: young entrepreneurs, engines of rural innovation
In 2007, Suzie and Mike Cahn established a family-owned social enterprise, supporting anyone interested in regenerative land and community development practice focused on education and demonstration. They help support communities and individuals wishing to set up their own projects. Watch the video.
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