“Innovation and knowledge in rural development: how far are we?”, Bari 17 may 2017

Today a conference was held in Bari at the end of the Contest “Ideas for innovation in South Italian agriculture” promoted by MIPAAF within the National Rural Network 2014-2020 selecting the most useful ideas to solve emerging problems of southern agriculture.

The conference has offered the opportunity to discuss the actions of Rural Development Programs and MIPAAF in Europe and Italy, supporting the dissemination of knowledge with particular reference to the European Innovation Partnership “Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability” (EIP-AGRI).

Participants had the opportunity to discuss the advantages and drawbacks related to the organization of Operational Groups for the development and dissemination of innovative solutions in rural areas. Roberto Ranieri, as invited speaker, reported Open Fields’ experience in the organization and management of Operational Groups in Emilia Romagna.

You may find the program here.

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