Smart AKIS at 1st Agri-Innovation Summit

Smart AKIS at 1st Agri-Innovation Summit

Smart AKIS at 1st Agri-Innovation Summit

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Smart AKIS Network will take part on the first Agri-Innovation Summit (AIS 2017) to be held by Portuguese authorities and the European Commision in Octoiber 11 and 12, in Portugal. The AIS 2017 is a joint initiative of a Portuguese Consortium, the Portuguese Government, the EIP-AGRI network and the European Network for Rural Development. It will gather more than 500 farmers, rural businesses, start-ups, RDP managing authorities, national rural networks, researchers, advisors and NGOs throughout the EU with the aim of:
  • Promoting cross fertilization between multi-actor innovation initiatives, both under Rural Development Programmes and Horizon 2020
  • Raising awareness about innovation and digitisation opportunities for agriculture and rural economies and how these may be supported under on-going Rural Development Programmes
  • Providing input for EU innovation policies for agriculture and rural areas after 2020, following-up on Point 7 of the Cork 2.0 Declaration
Dr. Spyros Fountas, Smart AKIS Coordinator, from Agricultural Universiy of Athens will present a Poster about Smart AKIS objectives and outcomes and will be part on the group discussion on the Paralle Session to be held on October 11 afternoon about decision-making tools for farmers. Poster to be presented will be shortly available on ths website. Further information on the Agri-Innovation Summit on this link.
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