Here are project sheets of the AGRI Innovation summit 2019.
Here are those relating to the theme "Integrating agro-ecology in downstream sectors: food value chains"
About the theme:
The agro-ecological transition requires operational changes within farms, such as the introduction of new cropping systems involving longer rotations, land use changes, adaptations regarding livestock (new breeds, different products as regards age and conformity, etc.), moving back to mixed production systems that combine crops and livestock, as well as agro-forestry; either at farm or landscape levels. These changes require investments, adaptation periods, evolutions in the products supplied by farms but also in processing industries. They also require the identification of profitable markets for these new products. Agricultural diversification is also a response to changing consumers’ demands.
Projects under this workshop will highlight in particular:
the possibilities of increasing added value, of acknowledging farmers’ efforts, and of diversifying farm income sources;
alternative channels that improve the economic feasibility of the agro-ecological transition;
market-based approaches that remunerate farmers for their environmental services to society.