Here are project sheets of the AGRI Innovation summit 2019.
Here are those relating to the theme " Governance models promoting the integration with citizens and territories, as well with the downstream and with consumers "
About the theme:
Both agro-ecology and the sustainable management of forests aim at balancing the production of agricultural or forestry marketable goods with environmental services. These environmental services fall within the scope of environmental public or common goods and public sector interventions, which require innovative governance systems and models.
These public interventions may be organised at different levels: European, national, regional or local. They may also involve new stakeholders, such as associations, businesses, agencies, and citizens in innovative governance models.
Multi-stakeholders projects focusing on agro-ecology constitute good examples of good governance, for instance on water management, both from a qualitative (drinking water mainly) as well as a quantitative point of view, or on the preservation and restoration of habitats and biodiversity, or on the fight against climate change and air pollution.
These governance systems may also link public interventions and private approaches, among which labelling, including among others organic farming, high environmental value certification and private brands (green labels).
Furthermore, among the projects on display in this workshop, several involve and/or analyse the effects of public policies in triggering or preventing the shift towards agro-ecological practices in specific places, and provide food for thought on the consistency between, for instance, the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, the European environmental legislation, national or regional policies on land-use planning, land tenure, legal right of access to the land, etc.
Finally, projects will also show various ways for rewarding the provision of environmental public goods, such as payments for environmental services (PES) and result-based agro-environmental payments.