Pathways for advocacy: Identification of the main influencer networks relevant to EU agriculture

The Farm Journal Foundation has commissioned this policy brief to inform an advocacy strategy in the EU in support of Agriculture R&D.

It is against that background that this policy brief first captures the EU innovation and research public expenditure’s trends over the past decades with a focus on agriculture R&D after having identified the relevant EU policies for agriculture innovation in the European Union (chapter 2).

It then proposes a snapshot of Member states’ national expenditures (chapter 3) and list the upcoming key political milestones affecting agriculture R&D policies (chapter 3).

It finally informs possible pathways for advocacy by including a map of key influencers of public research and innovation in Europe with a view to inform coalition building and partnerships (chapter 4).