EIP-AGRI focus group "Reducing food loss on the farm"
On May 22nd, 2018, the selected experts who applied for contribution to the EIP-AGRI Focus Group "Reducing food loss on the farm" were presented online. Among the 23 experts, Felicitas Schneider represents Thünen Institute.
The purpose of an EIP-AGRI Focus Group is to explore practical innovative solutions to problems and to draw on and share experience gained from relevant innovative projects. The group discusses and documents research results and implications for further research activities that will help to solve practical issues in the sector. Such issues may be related to production, processing, consumption, transport or other areas. The group is asked to focus on practical knowledge and dissemination to the sector.
Up to 20 experts are selected for each Focus Group according to a balanced composition representing farmers, advisers, scientists and (where appropriate) representatives from industry, civil society or other relevant actors. Focus Groups are expected to work for around 12 months and will meet face-to-face twice.
The results of an EIP-AGRI Focus Group are intended to support a sustainable and competative european agriculture that achieves `more and better from less´.
The EIP-AGRI Focus Group "Reducing food loss on the farm" will concentrate on the on-farm practices and technologies that have a potential to limit the loss of plant food products, such as cereals, olives and fruit and vegetables, in the European Union. The Focus Group is expected to carry out the following main tasks:
A final report is expected as minimum outcome including useful advice for further practical implementation by EIP-AGRI Operational Groups.
6.2018 - 6.2019