Agriculture & Fisheries ministers discuss agricultural research and innovation
On 14/15 December 2015, EU Agriculture & Fisheries ministers had an exchange of views on the foresight report on "Sustainable Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Bio-economy - A Challenge for Europe", which had been developed by the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR). A majority of delegations welcomed the report outlined in the context of the preparation of an EU long-term strategy for agricultural research and innovation. They emphasised that the strategy will also strengthen the synergies between research policy and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to foster innovation in the agricultural sector.
The preparation of a long-term EU strategy for agricultural research and innovation was started in June 2015 with a workshop at Expo Milan. The strategy will be presented and discussed at a Commission conference in Brussels from 26 to 28 January 2016.TOP