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23 May 2024

EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards 2024 for Operational Groups: seven winners from the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Ireland and Spain

On 7 May 2024 an awards ceremony was held in Estoril, Portugal, to announce the winners of the EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards 2024 for Operational Groups

EIP-AGRI Innovation awards winners

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15 Apr 2024

EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards - vote for your favourite by 3 May

Discover the nominees for the 2024 EIP-AGRI Innovation Awards for Operational Groups.

Biodiversity conservation - wildflower borders along farm fields to support pollinators and other wildlife
17 Apr 2024

A new classification scheme to simplify the complexity of CAP Strategic Plans

The Joint Research Centre has published a classification scheme of farm practices supported by the CAP related to environmental, climate and animal welfare objectives.

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25 Mar 2024

#ARIAwards24: Empowering young people

This year’s Agricultural and Rural Inspiration Awards (ARIA) is live and seeking inspiring CAP-funded projects supporting food security, environmental resilience and the socio-economic fabric of rural areas.

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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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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.

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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.

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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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23 May 2024

Supporting Monitoring Committees and strengthening farm skills

Reflections on the CAP’s Monitoring Committees are among a batch of useful new information on the EU CAP Network website. Other new online content includes recommendations on skills for EU agricultural sectors.

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23 May 2024

Advancing implementation of the CAP’s green architecture

The Thematic Group on Green Architecture: Designing Green Strategies will meet again in June to advance EU understanding of optimising CAP opportunities from environment and climate funding.

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