Registrations are now open for the ERA-Net SusCrop project status and outreach seminar on ‘sustainable crop and agriculture production for the future’ that will take place on February 7-8, 2023 in Ghent, Belgium.
During this event, the researchers of the eight 2nd Call SusCrop projects and the six 3rd Call FACCE SURPLUS projects will present their progress and achievements. Their preliminary results will be closely discussed with direct stakeholders of the projects as well as external stakeholders who will benefit in the long-term. Therefore, any individual or group of stakeholders that is interested and would like to contribute to ‘Sustainable crop and agricultural production for the future’, is welcome to attend the seminar.
The projects’ mid-term meeting will be organized back to back with an outreach seminar on ‘sustainable crop and agricultural production for the future’. The farmers of the future will be very diverse. This was reported by the JRC (the European Commission Joint Research Centre) and DG AGRI (the Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development). The fact that only 5,6 % of the European farmers are younger than 35 years, the enormous challenges that farmers face, and the disruptive innovations in agriculture and food, suggests that ‘the farmer of the future’ will diversify and change significantly.
The outreach seminar ‘sustainable crop and agricultural production for the future – role of the 12 farmers of the future’, aims to discuss with the stakeholders of the ERA-Net SusCrop and FACCE SURPLUS projects and beyond, the potential of disruptive technology in the activities of ‘the 12 farmers of the future’. What has R&I brought to the farmers, how to adopt new technologies and what are the future needs of ‘the 12 farmers of the future’?
In addition to the scientific parts of the meeting, the seminar in Ghent will also include a farm visit (highlighting the use of renewable energy) and social event to offer networking opportunities between all stakeholders.
Use this link to register for the seminar.
Final agenda [PDF, 716.81 KB, not barrierefree]
Travel and accomodation info [PDF, 1.2 MB, not barrierefree]