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UPCOMING: EIT Food Future of Food online Conference 2020, 1-2 December
UPCOMING: EIT Food Future of Food online Conference 2020, 1-2 December

The conference will provide a high-level platform to discuss future trends and priorities in food innovation in Europe, looking at these in the broader context of both the UN Sustainable Development Goals and key objectives of the EU Food 2030 policy.

Council adopts conclusions on the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030
Council adopts conclusions on the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030

Biodiversity - the need for urgent action

The Council endorses the objectives of the EU biodiversity strategy for 2030 and the nature protection and restoration targets contained therein, which aim at setting biodiversity on the path to recovery.

WP 4 partner meeting in Bonn: Development of a detailed concept for the integration of AgriPoliS and FarmDyn using surrogate modelling
WP 4 partner meeting in Bonn: Development of a detailed concept for the integration of AgriPoliS and FarmDyn using surrogate modelling

Models of individual farm decision (IDM) like FarmDyn that are capable of reflecting detailed technology choices, investment decisions, and biophysical linkages are necessary to analyze the upcoming CAP where environmental impacts are considered to play a crucial role due to the laid-out targets of the EU-Commissions “European Green Deal” and the “Farm to Fork Strategy”.

H2020 MIND STEP for the Farm to Fork Strategy
H2020 MIND STEP for the Farm to Fork Strategy

The environmental and climate objectives of the EU policy are crucial for the agricultural and rural sectors in the future decades. This is the unanimous advise of the H2020 MIND STEP core group of stakeholders, covering public and private sectors, including research, policy making and industry.

EU farming subsidies programme is two steps closer to long-awaited reform
EU farming subsidies programme is two steps closer to long-awaited reform

EU farm ministers reached an early-morning deal on 21 October on the post-2020 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) that will come into force in 2023 -  in which they also protect by reserving 20% ​​of direct payments to new eco-schemes - touted as ‘a paradigm shift in European food policy’.

Farm to Fork 2020 conference - Building sustainable food systems together 15 - 16 October 2020
Farm to Fork 2020 conference - Building sustainable food systems together 15 - 16 October 2020

Scheduled around the World Food Day this conference was the first in what was an annual gathering of European stakeholders willing to engage and help shape the EU's path towards sustainable food systems.

EU Green Week 2020, 19-20 October 2020 - Nature and Biodiversity
EU Green Week 2020, 19-20 October 2020 - Nature and Biodiversity

After the adoption of a new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 in May, Green Week highlighted the contribution biodiversity can make to society and the economy, and the role it can play in supporting and stimulating recovery in a post-pandemic world, bringing jobs and sustainable growth.

Public Webinar on ‘Pathways for advancing pesticide policies’, 20 October 2020
Public Webinar on ‘Pathways for advancing pesticide policies’, 20 October 2020

Co-hosted by the World Food System Center and the Agricultural Economics and Policy Group of ETH Zurich key challenges and present pathways for advancing European pesticide policies were discussed at this Zoom webinar on 20 October 2020 at 11.00-12.30 CET.

MIND STEP general consortium meeting, 6-7 October 2020
MIND STEP general consortium meeting, 6-7 October 2020

We are having our first online consortium meeting between 6 and 7 October 2020.

Landscape 2021 - Diversity for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture
Landscape 2021 - Diversity for Sustainable and Resilient Agriculture

20-22 September 2021, Berlin, Germany

Landscape 2021 brought together scientists from across disciplines with key actors to explore whether and how diversity and diversification can contribute to a more sustainable and resilient agriculture.

EIP-AGRI online Seminar: “CAP Strategic Plans: the key role of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) in Member States” - Online seminar
EIP-AGRI online Seminar: “CAP Strategic Plans: the key role of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) in Member States” - Online seminar

The EIP-AGRI Seminar 'CAP Strategic Plans: the key role of AKIS in Member States' was initially planned to take place in Warsaw, Poland on 22-23 April but it was postponed due to the pandemic caused by COVID-19. The seminar took place online. This event was by invitation only.

7th FAERE Online Conference
7th FAERE Online Conference

The 7th annual conference of the French Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (FAERE), September 10 - 11, 2020 was held online.