Developing a Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) in the Netherlands as an alternative to formal certification for small producers operating in short supply chains.
Projects & Practice
A cooperation project to develop the technology for growing and processing organic hemp seeds.
A partnership project to develop an autonomous apiary monitoring system.
New advisory services help modernise Madrid’s regional agricultural sector.
A European Innovation Partnership (EIP) operational group established a network of farm incubators in Spain to support young farmers who do not have previous family connections or a background in farming.
This project combined state-of-the-art sensoring techniques and models with a participatory monitoring process with farmers and water authorities to create a common understanding of the main local challenges and possible solutions to enhance water quality. In addition, the process empowered individual farmers to become equal partners with water authorities as they gained knowledge and access to data. Problems with water management differ between regions, but the process of jointly collecting, learning from and acting on data can be applied across regions.
A young farmer used RDP investment support for the construction of a facility for primary processing of grain seeds.
An organic cattle breeding family farm used RDP investment support to acquire machinery for the efficient harvest of high-quality animal feed.
Setting up collaborative water system measures and a governance approach to increase self-sufficiency of freshwater availability for agriculture.
An EIP-AGRI Operational Group project on the use of insects for adding value to organic residues from agriculture.