The EU agriculture and food sector stands at a crossroad. Emerging technologies in digitalisation, robotics and AI could restructure the whole sector as we know it.
At the same time, the sector is faced with various environmental challenges and public demand for healthier and more sustainable food is increasing. Part of the future direction will be defined through the EU’s research priorities, which are governed by Horizon Europe, the EU's framework programme for research and innovation.
At IEEP we work to enhance how the research framework programme aims to support a sustainable EU agriculture and food system and ensure that sufficient resources are focussed on research and innovation in this area. Our work in this area focuses on multi-stakeholder engagement to define research gaps and create policy advice for Horizon Europe.
In creating a sustainable and healthy food system, reducing the pressure on the environment is key. As a non-chemical and targeted input, biocontrol can offer a systemic and balanced solution for sustainable agriculture. This new report explores the benefits of biocontrol and the role it could play in the implementation of the European Green Deal.
This briefing paper examines the returns on investment in EU agricultural research and innovation (R&I), outlining the multi-faceted societal, economic, and environmental benefits as well as the current limitations of measuring returns.
To help shape the future of public agricultural research and innovation in the EU, IEEP has created a dialogue platform bringing together key stakeholders from diverse sectors and interest groups
The Horizon Europe mission on Soil Health and Food has set the ambitious target for 75% of soils in the EU to be healthy – within just 10 years. Here are five recommendations for achieving this.
The COVID-19 crisis is bringing new elements to the discussions around the future EU multiannual financial framework – and the negotiations need to reflect the urgency of the crisis.
As the European council debates reducing the next EU budget, IEEP has taken a look at what this could mean for the Green Deal, the Union’s new "growth strategy", and Horizon Europe, the upcoming flagship research and innovation framework programme.
Never has a research and innovation framework design exercise been so important to the future of Europe. With a headline budget of €100bn, the Commission is currently engaging with citizens, researchers, policymakers, innovators and others to debate and shape the strategic priorities for Horizon Europe - EU’s future research and innovation framework programme.
This policy brief provides first an overview of the total funding of Ag R&D in Germany; it then gives a mapping of legislative cycles in Germany for research and agriculture, how decisions are taken on implementing Germany’s research policy and sets the political context, trends and views on post H2020 agricultural R&D or national programs.
This policy brief provides an overview of the total funding of agriculture R&D in France with some concrete examples of projects funded as well as a description of the adoption and implementation of the national agriculture R&D budget.
The Farm Journal Foundation has commissioned this policy brief to inform an advocacy strategy in the EU in support of Agriculture R&D.