EIP-AGRI Workshop ‘Cropping for the future: networking for crop rotation and crop diversification'

This two-day event will take place on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 June 2019 in Almere, the Netherlands, and the EIP-Agri service point is looking for participants!

Farmers and farmers' organisations, agroforesters, entrepreneurs, SMEs, start-ups, advisory services, universities, research technology organisations, rural networks, and anyone who may be involved in relevant projects or has experience with engaging in, designing and/or implementing crop rotation and/or crop diversification practices across Europe are invited to apply.

Scope and objectives

Crop rotation and crop diversification are important farming practices with most significant impacts in the short and long term. They can clearly have a role in improving soil conditions, water quality, weed management and plant protection systems, biodiversity, and more. By adopting these practices, farmers and foresters can make a significant contribution to improving environmental conditions in EU rural areas.

The overall aim of the workshop is to promote networking among Operational Groups (OGs) and other innovative projects dealing with crop rotation and crop diversification. This means to learn more about each other, find common issues, explore possibilities for future collaboration and knowledge exchange. The event also aims at creating awareness and promoting the adoption of crop rotation and crop diversification as farming practices with multiple environmental benefits, both in the short and long term.

If you are interested in participating, please fill in the application form before 11 April 2019, 23:59 CET.

Please note that, given the limited number of available seats, the EIP-Agri service point cannot accommodate all requests for participation. The organisers will assess all applications received and will only confirm the attendance of those who will be selected, approximately by the week of 29 April.

You may forward this invitation for expression of interest to other persons in your network if you think that their expertise or field of activity is relevant for the scope of the event. The number of seats is limited, so in most cases the organisers can offer only one seat per project / organisation. However, the participation of farmers is strongly encouraged, and a second participant per organisation / project can be exceptionally envisaged if at least one of them is a farmer.

If you are a member are planning to participate as member of a AFINET RAIN member, please contact the Innovation Broker of your region.

Travel and accommodation

If required, travel and accommodation (hotel) costs for participants may be paid for by the European Commission for those who have been selected. Details about travel and accommodation arrangements, access information and the final agenda will be circulated by the EIP-AGRI Service Point at a later date. Please do not make any reservation until you have heard from them.

Further information and updates will be published on the event webpage.

For any questions, contact is workshop [at] eip-agri [dot] eu (available here).