Farmers and foresters wanted for Focus Groups

Norette Ferns

The European Innovation Partnership 'Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability' (EIP-AGRI) are looking for livestock farmers and forest managers to take part in two new Focus Groups.

The topics to be covered by the Focus Groups are:

  • New grazing methods
  • New forest practices and tools for adaptation and mitigation of climate change

Andrew Brewster, beef cattle farmer from Scotland, and expert from a Focus Group on Livestock Emissions said:

"I decided to apply for the Focus Group as an expert as I had a real interest in the particular topic. I hoped my practical experience in grass based systems would be helpful. So far I have enjoyed meeting leading European scientists and working on our topic. The EIP-AGRI Focus Groups help to bridge the gap between scientists and practical farmers where there is often little communication and understanding. I would strongly recommend all farmers to get involved in an EIP-AGRI Focus Group."

For more information visit the EIP-AGRI website.

The deadline for applying is 23 March 2017 23:59 hrs CET (Brussels time).

What's involved in an EIP-AGRI Focus Group? Check out the infographic below.

EIP-AGRI Focus Group folow chart showing process of the focus group