Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century – a two-day networking event being held online to create connections between researchers, industry partners and other stakeholders – is to be held on the 15th-16th of February, 2022.
Presentations will showcase the excellent research being conducted in Wales (plus special guests from leading EU institutions) for the delivery of agricultural systems that are fit for the 21st century.
In addition to the two-day event, attendees and presenters will be able to network, hold 1:1 meetings, and organise breakout sessions during a two-week open-plan brokerage period to target the Horizon Europe funding program.
“Farming the countryside is a core part of Welsh culture and everyday life, with 88% of land in Wales used for one form of agriculture or another. It has been a part of our culture and identity for centuries. It is no surprise then that, steeped in this heritage, Welsh Universities are leaders in agricultural research.
As leaders in agriculture and environmental research, Wales’ universities have a major role to play in realising a sustainable future for communities, local economies the climate and nature. But the work going on here isn’t just focussed on Wales. From arid plains to lush rainforest climates, researchers are working on solutions that work locally as well as globally.”– Rhys Bowley, Manager, Low Carbon Energy & Environment Research Network Wales.
Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion, in which UK institutions are eligible to participate.
Discussions at the Agriculture for the 21st Century event are expected to be particularly well aligned with (but not limited to) two Horizon Europe funding calls under ‘Pillar 2’: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment (Cluster 6) and Climate, Energy and Mobility (Cluster 5). The UK’s National Contact Point for Cluster 6, Helen Sweeney, will be presenting more on the structure and opportunities available.
Spaces are free but limited. Register now to secure your place: https://sustainable-agriculture.b2match.io