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High Nature Value Farming: Learning, Innovation and Knowledge.

Objective

"High nature value (HNV) farmland designates “those areas in Europe where agriculture is a major land use and where that agriculture supports, or is associated with, either a high species and habitat diversity or the presence of species of European conservation concern, or both”. They are an important component of European agriculture, notably in terms of biodiversity, cultural landscape, territorial cohesion, quality products and employment. However, abandonment, degradation, economic and social marginalisation are long-standing challenges for the associated farming systems which are still under considerable pressure. For national and local authorities, the European Union and the Common Agricultural Policy, and for stakeholders, the challenge is twofold:
• to avoid further degradation and disappearance of HNV farming and increase their socio-economic viability: this could be done by collating, evaluating and disseminating innovations as tools for their development;
• to maintain their “natural value”, i.e the environmental services they provide to the society.
For these reasons, our consortium, an EIP Agri Focus Group and new partners, propose a network dedicated to supporting HNV farming, networking HNV areas covering a range of different farming systems across the EU, and to focussing on innovations improving simultaneously “socio-economic viability” and “environmental efficiency”.
Conceived as a “support service” for knowledge and innovation exchanges, the HNV-Link network will give a decisive new impetus to this sector, and will provide tools to organisations, actors and networks supporting HNV farmlands. The marginality of HNV areas in conventional research and development means that HNV farming-related innovation is rarely discussed in academic exchanges. Our thematic network, both grassroots-based and transnational, can really make a difference, by connecting farmers and innovation actors in line with the vision of the EIP-Agri “operational groups"".
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Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-ISIB-2015-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE HAUTES ETUDES AGRONOMIQUES MEDITERRANEENNES
Address
Rue Newton 11
75116 Paris
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 356 875

Participants (12)

THE EUROPEAN FORUM ON NATURE CONSERVATION AND PASTORALISM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 376 162,50
Address
Penygraig Llanfair Clydogau
SA48 8LJ Lampeter
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 148 250
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LOKALNA AKCIJSKA GRUPA LAG 5
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 121 670
Address
Setaliste Kralja Petra Kresimira Iv 98
20250 Orebic
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA CLUJ NAPOCA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 121 812,50
Address
Manastur Str; 3-5
400372 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOCIETY FOR TERRITORIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROSPERITY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 150 862,50
Address
9 Chehov Str Entr B Ap 17
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Other
LANSSTYRELSEN I VASTRA GOTALANDS LAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 152 870,25
Address
Sodra Hamngatan 3
40340 Goteborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
APPLICATIONS DES SCIENCES DE L'ACTION
France
EU contribution
€ 85 406,25
Address
8 Rue Legouve
75010 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SLIGO - ITS
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 158 421,88
Address
Ballinode - Ash Lane
F56 Sligo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 118 000
Address
Argonafton Filellinon
38221 Volos
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 219 506,25
Address
Yliopistonkatu 3
00014 Helsingin Yliopisto
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSERVATOIRE DES ESPACES NATURELSDU LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 124 537,50
Address
26 All De Mycenes, Immeuble Le Thebes
34000 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
FUNDACION ENTRE TANTOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 95 843,75
Address
Calle Real S/n San Martin De Perapertu
34839 San Cebrian De Muda Palencia
Activity type
Other