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High Nature Value Farming: Learning, Innovation and Knowledge.

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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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)

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THE EUROPEAN FORUM ON NATURE CONSERVATION AND PASTORALISM

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 376 162,50

UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 148 250

LOKALNA AKCIJSKA GRUPA LAG 5

Croatia

EU Contribution

€ 121 670

UNIVERSITATEA DE STIINTE AGRICOLE SI MEDICINA VETERINARA CLUJ NAPOCA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 121 812,50

SOCIETY FOR TERRITORIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROSPERITY

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 150 862,50

LANSSTYRELSEN I VASTRA GOTALANDS LAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 152 870,25

APPLICATIONS DES SCIENCES DE L'ACTION

France

EU Contribution

€ 85 406,25

INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY SLIGO - ITS

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 158 421,88

PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 118 000

HELSINGIN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 219 506,25

CONSERVATOIRE DES ESPACES NATURELSDU LANGUEDOC ROUSSILLON ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 124 537,50

FUNDACION ENTRE TANTOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 95 843,75

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 696391

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2016

  • End date

    31 March 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 230 218,38

  • EU contribution

    € 2 230 218,38

Coordinated by:

CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE HAUTES ETUDES AGRONOMIQUES MEDITERRANEENNES

France