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Workshop to launch the process to develop the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)

‘Accelerating farming systems transition: Agroecology living labs and research infrastructures’

Friday 29 April 2022


The SCAR Strategic Working Group (SWG) on Agroecology (SCAR-AE), as the body leading the development of the SRIA of this partnership, organised a full-day workshop to launch the process and start gathering contributions from stakeholders. The event is an important milestone in the partnership’s co-creation process and involves a varied audience to discuss and identify key R&I needs.

Participants included the SCAR-AE members and observers, the Country Contact Points for this partnership, H2020 project coordinators, European Commission representatives and many other key stakeholders. During 5 interactive breakout sessions  participants discussed specific aspects and stimulated the SRIA’s co-creation process:

  • Agroecosystem redesign and innovations: ecosystem services and other benefits of agroecological transitions
  • Integration in and implications for the agrifood value chain
  • Levers for integrative R&I supporting AE transition: Tools for integration of social, economic, technological, and environmental dimensions (Living Labs, Lighthouses, models, serious games, deliberation, etc.)
  • Measures, including policy, supporting transition
  • Cross-cutting issues: Agroecology Living Labs and Research infrastructures as instruments for agroecological transition; Metrics and monitoring framework for the assessment of agroecological transitions

Event documents:


Presentations (in the order of the programme)