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ATF-EAAP Special Session - Innovative Farmers

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Innovative farmers – how farmers use research to innovate in animal husbandry
 
How do farmers innovate? How does research contribute to on-farm innovation? And, how can farmers contribute to innovative research?
The Animal Task Force and EAAP Special Session ‘Innovative farmers – how farmers use research to innovate in animal husbandry’ on Thursday August 28, 2014 in Copenhagen focussed on these questions.


The ATF Special Session focussed on farmers: how farmers arrange innovation, how research can contribute to innovation on farm, and how farmers can contribute to applicable research. The Session addressed best practices of innovative farmers from across Europe.

With the start of the European Innovation Partnership on Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability (EIP-Agri) in 2014, more emphasize will be paid to multi-actor innovation with farmers in the lead and research in a support role. Bringing research to practice will be more and more important. A key role in this process and in the EIP-Agri is reserved to farmers. With this Special Session The ATF and EAAP intended to contribute to the understanding of the roles of farmers and their interaction with scientists in innovation processes.



For a detailed report of the session, click here.




        



 Please find below the presentations of the ATF Special Session


Welcome & Introduction ATF & EAAP Special Session

Successes and failures in bringing innovation into practice - Han Swinkels

Examples of innovative farmers
Niels Pedersen - Danish Pig Farmer
Marc Havermans - Dutch Dairy Farmer
Daniela Nieddu - Italian Sheep Farmer
Richard Fuller- UK Cattle Farmer


How national Farmers organisations intend to participate on the EIP

Dirk Bruins - LTO Netherlands
Charlotte Johnston - Royal Agricultural Society of England

How the European Commission intend to arrange the EIP
Jean-Charles Cavitte





This session was made possible by
 ATF  
 EAAP  

 Danish Pig Research Centre  
Aarhus University  




           
 





News Headlines

2nd White Paper of ATF - 06 February 2017
2016 was an important year for the European Horizon2020 research agenda setting. The ATF has worked all year long on a Second White Paper (2016) of suggested priorities for research and innovation for the Horizon2020 2018-2020 Work Programme.
Today, we are pleased to announce that the Second White Paper is now available.
This update of the First White Paper (2013) and Addendum (2014) was prepared by the Animal Task Force Presidency and members. It was largely inspired by a dialogue with key stakeholders and institutions in Europe and through the participation of various events related to the European research and innovation agenda and policy setting, to provide a consulted contribution from the animal production sector to the agenda setting for research and innovation.

2nd White Paper
Appendix 2 of the 2nd White Paper