EFFECT – Environmental public goods From Farming through Effective Contract Targeting

Agricultural funds targeting environmental objectives are often not cost-effective, pose excess burdens on farmers in implementation and/or do not deliver adequate environmental benefits. EFFECT project aims to develop and pilot a theoretically well-founded and empirically well-adapted package of new contractual frameworks. This package will enable farmers to reconcile agricultural production with enhanced delivery of environmental and climate public goods and services to the benefit of society at large.


Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System

EURAKNOS is a H2020 EU Thematic Network that started in 2019 and aims to create the network that will strengthen the EU agricultural knowledge base by collecting existing knowledge and best practices from the other 29 existing Thematic Networks. These Thematic Networks are a specific type of EU H2020 multi-actor projects which collect existing knowledge and best practices on a given theme (smart farming, poultry, crop protection, fruit, etc.) to make it available in easily understandable formats for end users such as farmers, foresters, advisers and others. EURAKNOS can be seen as the network of the networks that will analyze this knowledge to explore the feasibility of creating a modular database that makes this information more accessible to the farming community in a searchable and semi-standardized way.



Farm Advisory digital Innovation tools Realised and Shared

The FAIRshare project has two main objectives. Firstly, to develop an open inventory of the digital tools and services in use internationally, which will be available to all advisors. Secondly, to create a ‘living lab’ which empowers advisors from across the EU to engage and interact with the online inventory. The FAIRshare will fund 40 different advisory cases that will enable advisors to address the challenge of embedding digital tools in different advisory and farming contexts across the EU. Special focus will be on co-designing powerful communication and engagement approaches for advisors to advocate and inspire their peers and farmer clients, driving a stronger network for the wider and better use of digital tools.


Platform to collect DATs (Digital Advisory Tools):


European Union’s Horizon 2020 founded FIT4FOOD2030 supports the development and implementation of the European Commission’s FOOD 2030 policy framework – to find solutions to the challenges facing our food systems, such as obesity, malnutrition, hunger, climate change, scarce resources, and waste through research and innovation.

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INTERFEL, NAK and the APOs for tomatoes, cucumbers and for strawberries of France have combined their expertise to build a promotion and information campaign for 3 years which values European fresh fruits and vegetables. This educational action launched in 2018 is committed to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables with families with children in France and Hungary. 


The GRASSLAND-HU LIFE IP project is focusing on the long-term conversation of Pannonian grasslands and related habitats through the implementation of the strategic measures of the Natura 2000 Priority Action Plan. This project is primarily focusing on semi-natural grasslands habitats with significant environmental values ​​which require active intervention and habitat management to achieve and ensure  the favourable environmental condition. The project covers eight years, and a total of 15 partners coordinated by the Herman Otto Institute Nonprofit Ltd.


NUTRIMAN is a Nitrogen and Phosphorus Thematic network compiling knowledge of “ready-for-practice” recovered bio-based fertiliser technologies, products, applications, practices and international marketing support for the interest and benefit of agricultural practitioners. The project focuses on connecting market competitive and commercially “ready for practice” innovative results drawn from high research maturity applied scientific programmes and common industrial practices and on international cooperation.


The objective of POWER4BIO project is developing regional bioeconomy strategies and roadmaps based on cross-border knowledge transfer activities. The POWER4BIO project aims to support these regions to strengthen their biomass-based economy and to examine this transition in a realistic and competitive way. POWER4BIO consortium provides guidance to regions in defining their own bioeconomy strategies since the ultimate goal of the project is to develop a range of tools that can be applied by several regions, and to stimulate interregional cooperation by creating a sustainable socio-economic system based on the efficient use of local natural resources.


The i2connect project aims to fuel the competencies of advisors who will support and facilitate interactive innovation processes responding to multiple challenges in European agriculture and forestry. This facilitation requires awareness, new tools and methods, motivational and organisational approaches for advisors. The strategy in i2connect is to use the existing advisor networks and the experiences of success in different contexts to create a broader network and momentum of change enabling a new culture of bottom up led innovation support. This project to support interactively innovation with particular emphasis on EIP 2020 target of 3,500 operational groups and beyond.


SMARTPROTECT is an EU funded project in the frame of the Horizon 2020 programme. SMARTPROTECT is a thematic network focusing on cross regional knowledge sharing of SMART IPM solutions for farmers and advisors. The aim is to stimulate knowledge flow in the regional AKISs (Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems) across the EU and connect these on the innovative potential of advanced methodologies for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in vegetable production, integrating precision farming technologies and data analytics. 



The overall objective of the EuroSheep project is to create a self-sustainable EU/international Thematic Network on “sheep profitability through health and nutrition” designed to stimulate knowledge exchange and cross-fertilisation among a wide range of actors & stakeholders in the sheep sector in order to widely disseminate relevant and ready to use best practices and innovations, and to value the grassroots input and knowledge exchange from farmers to farmers. The project leads by the Idele Animal Breeding Institute (France), and supported by the HORIZONT2020 program, in which eight countries are involved namely Ireland, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, Greece and Turkey. The partner countries represent 80% of European sheep production.



The overall objective of the SMARTER project is to study how genetic selection can help to increase resilience and efficiency in small ruminants (sheep and goats) in their environments and across a range of diverse environments. The project leads by the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA – France), and supported by the HORIZONT2020 program, in which are involved ten europian countries (France, Greece, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Ireland, Spain, Romania, Hungary and Norway) and tree counties outside from Europe (Urugvay, Canada and Chine). The total number of the project partners are 27.


European Knowledge repository for best agricultural practices

The EUREKA project has received funding from Horizon2020 programme. The purpose of EUREKA is to co-create a Knowledge repository for best agricultural practices. EUREKA has brought together 21 multi-actors (MA) from 16 member states and 48 supporting organizations, to co-create a stronger and reinforced EU wide agricultural knowledge base by developing an open source e-platform, called the FarmBook. This two-sided market platform, will address the needs and improve the connections between two distinct user groups: MA project partners and MA end users (farmers, foresters, advisors, scientists, policy makers).








The EATMOT (Psycho-social associated with food choices and eating practices) international project aimed to recognize the different psychic and social motivations that determine people’s eating patterns, either in relation to their choices or eating habits.


The aims of the SHEEPNET project is to set up a self-sustainable EU/international Thematic Network on “sheep productivity, lamb mortality” designed to stimulate knowledge exchange between research and stakeholders (end-users) in order to widely disseminate relevant best practices and innovations, and to value the input and knowledge of farmers. The project leads by the Idele Animal Breeding Institute (France), and supported by the HORIZONT2020 program.