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GREENVINEYARDS - Improving the knowledge, skills and abilities of workers in the wine sector, to face the challenges of climate change



Project Title
: GreenVineyards – Upskilling wineries staff: Responding to the challenges of PROJECT REF.: 2021-1-ES01-KA220-VET-000033311

Funding : ERASMUS +
Duration : February 2022- July 2024
Coordination :  Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR)
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of UNIR)

Summary : 

Green Vineyards aims to train workers in the wine sector to be able to face the challenges of climate change.
It is a cooperative partnership of six partners from five European countries—Germany, Italy, France, North Macedonia, and Spain.

The project objectives are:

a) To identify the environmental competences required by the workers to ensure a positive ecological footprint of the activities carried out.
b) To identify common gaps in the workers’ knowledge, attitudes and skills, to better address their training necessities.
c) To provide personalised training for wineries sector staff, according to the identified skills gaps and making the required training available 24/7.
d) To facilitate access to training, creating a friendly and accessible online learning environment for all workers of wine sector.
e) To raise awareness of climate change impact in the key sector of wine production.
f) To improve the climate literacy of rural communities.
g) To disseminate the expected outcomes in order to transmit the created knowledge all over Europe, making the knowledge and technology transfer from the wine sector to other agri-food sectors as smooth as possible.

The project will produce the following tangible results:
a) An environment-oriented Competence Framework, usable not only by the whole wine sector but transferable to many other sectors.
b) A catalogue of best practices, interventions put into practice by sector stakeholders, such as wineries, trade unions or cooperatives to showcase how these organisations re-skill or upskill their workers to acquire environmental competences.
c) Multimedia resources, based on the catalogue of selected practices. 5 ad hoc created videos will be produced.
d) A self-assessment and recommendation tool, showing workers which competences, they lack and proposing the most appropriate training itinerary. e) A complete set of appropriate training materials, specifically tailored to acquire the identified competences. f) An online Learning Hub, a brand-new multi-platform site, responsive, that will permit universal and free access to the contents, methodology and outcomes. This will allow the use of mobile devices daily, whenever, wherever.
g) A transferability Toolkit. a step-by-step guide that will describe and plan the transfer of the Green Vineyards methodology and contents.

The results will be openly licensed to allow the re-use and/or modification by third-party organisations. After having tested the learning scheme by 300 workers, the sector will get a specially created tool to improve its workforce capacities to participate in a more ‘green’ and sustainable economy, enhancing at the same time the overall society awareness about climate change.

The IFV brings its expertise on the theme of Climate Change, and its knowledge and involvement into the French wine industry.

Carine Herbin



SUSTEMICROP Development of eco-sustainable systemic technologies and strategies in key Mediterranean crop systems, contributing to small farming socio-economic resilience.





Project Title : Development of eco-sustainable systemic technologies and strategies in key Mediterranean crop systems, contributing to small farming socio-economic resilience.
Funding : PRIMA
Duration : 2022-2025
Coordination : University of Léon (Spain)
Status IFV: Partner

Summary :
SUSTEMICROP’s main objective is to increase resilience of Mediterranean cropping systems and competitiveness of small-scale farming, by developing and implementing systemic eco-sustainable technologies and strategies, adapted to regional particularities, and based on four approaches:

  1. functional biodiversity as crop defence by the use of crop residues enriched with Biological Control Agents (biofertilisers)
  2. the design and use of bio-pesticides obtained from natural extracts;
  • the use of novel and traditional varieties better adapted to climate change’s adverse effects,
  1. agricultural practises (overall) sustainability assessment and related digital supporting tools for improving decision-making by small farmers.

SUSTEMICROP will deliver a package of sustainable strategies, products, and tools that, when applied individually or adopted as a whole in an integrated management, will allow small farmers to increase their competitiveness, adopt innovations and achieve overall sustainability, in the project target crops (hop, vineyards (both, wine and table grapes) and date palm).

The consortium is led by University of Leon (Spain) and brings together 10 partners from 7 countries (Spain, France, Italy, Slovenia, Tunisia, Marocco, Lebanon) and will run from 2022 to 2025.

IFV participate mainly in WP4 lead by INRAE will screen, monitor and test resistant crop varieties that are more resilient and adapted to climatic change conditions in the Mediterranean context. IFV will participate in Screening and monitoring of vineyard varieties for resilience and adaptation to climatic change with or without resistance genes against several fungal diseases (Greece, Lebanon, France)

More specifically, partners will evaluate several grapevine genotypes, for their ability to produce and maintain fruit and wine quality under environmental conditions matching the predicted by Global Climate Change models. In addition, varieties known to resist against downy and powdery mildew will be tested under different climate conditions, and new genotypes from early stage of selection will be tested in different CO2 conditions. The plant material to be tested is (1): genotypes already registered in the grape catalogue, tested for the presence of downy and powdery mildew resistance genes, and other agronomical characters; and (2): others produced in the project, such as genotypes from new crossing aiming at producing vines less demanding in acidity corrections, organoleptically ripe at a lower sugar concentration. Available grafted material will be planted in good growing conditions (before the official start of the project) to produce grape within the 3 years project, or a dwarf model will be used to obtain new material and cultivate it in the new environments within the 3 years period.

IFV will also participate in the following activities :

  • WP3 led by INRGREF (National Research Institute of Water, Forests and Rural Engineering – University of Carthage – Tunisia) will formulate new bio-pesticides against diseases based on essential oils and natural extracts from aromatic plants. IFV will analyse the lab efficiency of new Biopesticides from essential oils and extracts of aromatic plants addressing downy and powdery mildew in vineyards.
  • WP6 led by UMP (Mohamed I University -Morocco) dedicated to the Sustainability assessment of proposed solutions

More information :

Contact IFV : Cédric Moisy


AGROCOQUILLES - To study the effectiveness of shellfish by-products in vineyards and agriculture, and their bioavailability as a source of calcium for livestock.





Funding : Eurorégion Pyrénées Méditerranée
Duration : from may 2021 to september 2022
Coordination : Providentiel Coquillages
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

To study the effectiveness of shellfish by-products in vineyards and agriculture, and their bioavailability as a source of calcium for livestock. In the context of climate change, the Agrocoquilles project, led by the Providentiel shellfish (Toulouse), the French Institute of vine and wine (Tarn), the consulting company Agrossessor (Girona) and the association of organic farmers of Mallorca (APAEMA, Mallorca), aims to study the impact of the use of oyster shells in the agricultural sector of the Mediterranean Euroregion, to share among its 4 partners the experiences and results acquired throughout the project and disseminate the results in universities, institutions and agricultural sectors, in particular organic agriculture.

Context and issues : scientific study on the value of local promotion of seafood by-products in the agricultural sector, a circular economy approach. In agriculture, the oyster shell amendment is mainly used as a pH corrector. But there are other properties, such as increasing the biological activity of soils, the ventilation of compacted soils, the supply of minerals and trace elements, increased resistance of plants to diseases and the prevention of hypocalcemia which has been observed but not found in studies.

IFV’s will participate in the field trials in the vineyard aiming to :

  1. Analyze the efficiency of an oyster schell mulch to prevent weeds
  2. Analyse the possibility of using oyster schell product as a soil amendment

More information :

Contact IFV : Fanny Prezman

COPPEREPLACE - Development and implementation of new technologies, products and strategies for reducing use of copper in vines and recovering soil contamination in the Sudoe region

Project Title :
Development and implementation of new technologies, products and strategies for reducing use of copper in vines and recovering soil contamination in the Sudoe region

Duration : 01/11/2020 – 28/02/2023
Coordination : Plataforma Technologica del Vino
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :
COPPEREPLACE is a cooperation project in the South west of Europe area (Sudoe region covering Spain, France and Portugal) aiming to optimize and reduce the use of copper in viticulture and recover soils contaminated by copper. The project will implement new bioproducts and new technologies to reduce the use of copper in vineyards and will identify vulnerable soils and remediation methods adapted to regional particularities. These activities will produce new knowledge that will be disseminated in a specific network.

The consortium is led by the Plateforma Technologica del Vino, a national cluster in Spain grouping major wine R&D organisations and enterprises in the wine industry, in partnership with viticulture R&D organisations (University of Catalunia (UPC – Spain), University of Vigo (Spain), University of Porto (GreenUPorto – Sustainable Agrifood Production Research Center- Portugal), French Wine and Vine Institute, ADVID (Douro R&D association for viticulture in Portugal)), several associations (Syndicat des Vignerons Bio de Nouvelle Aquitaine in France and the Fondation Eurocat in Cataluna), and wine producing companies (Gérard Bertrand in France, Miguel Torres and Jean Leon in Spain, Sogrape in Portugal) and the company Centro de Valorización Ambiental del Norte (CVAN – Spain) specialized in artificial soils (technosoils).

IFV coordinates the activities of testing alternative products to copper in field conditions by defining and implementing experimental protocols for testing new products in France, Spain and Portugal. IFV will test some smart farming technologies. IFV will also participate in the integration of the different solutions and the dissemination of results to the French wine industry.

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Video : 
COPPEREPLACE (français) – YouTube

Contact :
Caroline Gouttesoulard

IPMWorks - An EU-wide farm network demonstrating and promoting cost-effective IPM strategies

Project Title :
An EU-wide farm network demonstrating and promoting cost-effective IPM strategies

Funding : SFS-06-2018-2020: Stepping up integrated pest management
Duration : 2019-2022
Coordination : INRAE UMR Agroécologie
Status IFV : Third party of ACTA

Summary :
IPMWORKS aims to promote the adoption of Integrated Pest Manament strategies, based on a EU-wide network of farmers, who will both progress further in the adoption of IPM – through peer-to-peer learning and joint efforts – and demonstrate to other farmers that holistic IPM “works”; i.e. allows a low reliance on pesticides with better pest control, reduced costs and enhanced profitability.
IPMWORKS will coordinate existing networks across Europe, promoting IPM and launching new hubs of farms in regions or sectors where IPM pioneers are not yet engaged in a relevant network. Advisors coordinating hubs will have a major role in facilitating knowledge sharing, coaching farmers to find their own IPM solutions, and organising local demonstration activities. IPMWORKS will stimulate access to the ‘IPM Decisions’ platform and provide information on the IPM methods. It will collect data for comparing IPM strategies, and share results and dissemination material through channels widely used by farmers, broadcasting IPM success stories. It will organise training, and produce training material, targeting both farmers outside the network and advisory services, in order to prepare for the future dissemination of the peer-to-peer learning approach and the general adoption of IPM throughout the EU.
IPM Works is coordinated by INRAE UMR Agroécologie, and is implemented by a consortium of 54 partners.
IFV coordinates a hub of European “demo farms” in the viticulture sector, participates in different cross visits link to IPM, and disseminates project’s information and results.

Contact :
David Lafond

Press Release :
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NOVATERRA - Integrated novel strategies for reducing the use and impact of pesticides, towards sustainable mediterranean vineyards and olive groves

Project Title :

Funding : SFS-04-2019-2020
Duration : 2020-2024
Coordination : IRTA
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :
The DIRECTIVE 2009/128/EC ON THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF PESTICIDES gives directions for attaining the sustainable use of pesticides in the EU. The objective is to minimize risks and impacts for the environment and human health by promoting alternative strategies. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is one of the cornerstones of the Directive. NOVATERRA aims to reduce the use and negative impacts of CONTENTIOUS PLANT PROTECTION PRODUCTS (PPP) for integrated pest, disease and weed management in the two main Mediterranean crops in Europe: grapevines and olives. NOVATERRA will develop a pool of novel, integrated and sustainable strategies, technically and economically viable, resulting from three different approaches: a) To develop novel combinations of ALTERNATIVE, non-synthetic PRODUCTS and biological control techniques for plant protection, b) To optimize the application and dosage of PPP through SMART FARMING technologies and c) To mitigate the appearance of pest and diseases through the use of new SOIL MANAGEMENT strategies. Those approaches will be evaluated and validated in a combination of integrated solutions for updating and improving IPM strategies. Indicators for measuring the impact of crop management and protection on human health, air, water, soil, biodiversity, energy will be implemented. Further analyses will be done in terms of economic costbenefit for farmers to adopt the different techniques and farmers and consumers’ willingness to pay. The consortium composition will guarantee a multi-actor approach with contributions coming from research institutions, growers, technological SMEs, auxiliary industry and relevant associations. Finally, the Exploitation Plan together with the Communication and Dissemination Plan will ensure the outreach of results among the stakeholders in the European farming sector. NOVATERRA outputs will also be key for further discussion with policymakers in terms of EU plant health policies and risk assessment around PPPs usage.
NOVATERRA is coordinated by IRTA (Food Research and Technology Institute) of Catalunia (Spain) and is implemented by a consortium of 19 partners.
IFV will coordinate a case of study for grapevine in France and will coordinate and implement the testing of new natural alternative plant protection products, biopesticides and biocontrol techniques in the vineyard. IFV will contribute to the assessing of smart farming technologies in field conditions and validating the integration of global solutions for an effective and adapted IPM strategy.

Contact :
Eric Chantelot

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BIOBESTicide - BIO-Based pESTicides production for sustainable agriculture management plan

Project Title :
BIO-Based pESTicides production for sustainable agriculture management plan

Funding : IBBI-IA-DEMO – Bio-based Industries Innovation action – Demonstration
Duration : May 2020-April 2023
Coordination : BIOVITIS
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :
The BIOBESTicide project will validate and demonstrate the production of an effective and cost-efficient biopesticide. The demonstration will be based on an innovative bio-based value chain starting from the valorisation of sustainable biomasses, i.e. beet pulp and sugar molasses and will exploit the properties of the oomycete Pythium oligandrum strain I-5180 to increase natural plant defenses, to produce an highly effective and eco-friendly biopesticide solution for vine plants protection.
BIOVITIS, the project coordinator, has developed, at laboratory level (TRL4), an effective method to biocontrol one of the major causes of worldwide vineyards destruction, the Grapevine Trunk Diseases (GTDs). The protection system is based on the oomycete Pythium oligandrum strain I-5180 that, at applied at optimal time and concentration, colonises the root of vines and stimulates the natural plant defenses against GTDs, providing a protection that ranges between 40% and 60%.
BIOBESTicide project will respond to the increasing demands for innovative solutions for crop protection agents, transferring the technology to a DEMO Plant able to produce more than 10 T of a high-quality oomycete-based biopesticide product per year (TRL7).
The BIOBESTicide project will validate the efficiency of the formulated product on vineyards of different geographical areas.
To assure the safety of products under both health and environmental points of view, a full and complete approval dossier for Pythium oligandrum strain I-5180 will be submitted in all the European countries.
A Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) will be conducted to assess the environmental, economic and social impacts of the developed products.
The adoption of the effective and cost-efficient biopesticide will have significant impacts with a potential ROI of 30 % in just 5 years and a total EBITDA of more than € 6,400,00

IFV will implement field experimentations in its experimental vineyards and participate to communication and dissemination activities.
The project is coordinated by Biovitis. The consortium is constituted of : Lamberti Spa (Italy), Institut National De Recherche Pour L’agriculture, L’alimentation Et L’environnement (France), Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Spain), Eurion Consulting (France), Ciaotech Srl (Italy), Stowarzyszenie Zachodniopomorski Klaster Chemiczny Zielona Chemia (Poland), Institut Francais De La Vigne Et Du Vin (France), Mercier Freres Sarl (France), Nordzucker Ag (Germany).

> This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement N° 886776.”.

Contact :
Guillaume Delanoue

NUTRIA - New process for the treatment of waste water from the Food Industry

Project Title :
New process for the treatment of waste water from the Food Industry

Duration : 2019-2022
Coordination : Avanzare Innovacion Tecnologica SL
Status IFV: Partner

Summary :
NUTRIA project will be devoted to the development of a new tool for waste water treatment, that will be cheap, efficient, environmentally-friendly, and easy-to-apply for the food and agriculture SMEs.
NUTRIA will focus, in a first instance, in using technology to diminish the inherent problems in
eliminating water contamination in wineries, being the results beneficial for other agricultural companies.
The need to deal with the current environmental legislation complicates the continuation and creation of new enterprises, due to the high cost of existent waste water treatment processes. NUTRIA emerges as a solution to this problem, using solar light as energy source and new nanomaterials based on titanium oxide to reduce the toxic materials content by promoting photocatalytic processes in their surface.
The project will benefit small wineries and companies of the agricultural sector that will gain access to a new and affordable technology.

NUTRIA is coordinated by Avanzare Innovacion Tecnologica SL (Spain) and is implemented with the contribution of University of Rioja (Spain), IFV (France), and Ecocene association (France).
IFV’s will contribute to the development of a photocatalyst system to treat winery waste water, will implement a pilot test, and disseminate results to the wine industry.

The NUTRIA project (number EFA356/19) was co-financed up to 65% by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg V-A Spain-France-Andorra Programme (POCTEFA 2014- 2020).

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Contact :
Jean-Michel Desseigne

VITISAD - Sustainable viticultural strategies and practices for adapting to climate change

Project Title :
Sustainable viticultural strategies and practices for adapting to climate change

Duration : 2019-2022
Coordination : NEIKER Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario
Status IFV: Partner

Summary :
The project aims to promote adaptation to climate change and the prevention and management of climate risks in the vineyards of the western part of the POCTEFA area (French and Spanish Pyrenees).
Different practices will be evaluated not only through classical agronomic trials but also through demonstration plots with winegrowers, transferring the results both to the wine sector and to administrative authorities for possible inclusion in future strategies and action programmes. The aim is to demonstrate and implement techniques that make it possible to maintain the quality of wines under the conditions of climate change, while avoiding the environmental risks that future climatic conditions could entail, such as soil erosion.
The cross-border dimension of this cooperation project is strong: results obtained in one region can be transferred to other regions.
Together with the main results of the project, a practical guide for sustainable crop management will be published, adapting it to a climate change scenario in which the soil, the health of the vineyard and the most suitable planting material will be taken into account. Winegrowers, wineries and public administrations will benefit from these results.

IFV’s will implement field experimentations in its vineyard and participate to communication and dissemination activities.
The project is coordinated by NEIKER (Instituto Vasco de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario) situated in Euskadi region, with the participation of other Spanish partners: the government of Rioja (Dirección General de Agricultura y Ganadería del Gobierno de La Rioja), Dirección General de Desarrollo Rural,Agricultura y Ganadería, de Gobierno de Navarra and French partners : Chambre d’Agriculture des Pyrénées Atlantiques and the French Wine and Vine Institute (IFV).

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Contact :
Thierry Dufourcq

VINIoT - Developing SME digitalisation and precision viticulture through a network of IoT sensors in the vineyard

Project Title :
Developing SME digitalisation and precision viticulture through a network of IoT sensors in the vineyard

Duration : 2019-2022
Coordination : AIMEN (Asociación de Investigación Metalúrgica del Noroeste)
Status IFV: Partner

Summary :
The project aims to create a new monitoring system for vineyards in the South West of Europe (SUDOE area) enabling to provide real time information on the grape quality, the fields and vine plant status. The aim is to monitor the hydric and maturity status of the grape or the presence of bioagressors though specific risk alerts to the people in charge of the vineyard (ie technicans) thus enabling them to detect problems earlier, reduce cost production and optimize the harvest and the quality of wine.

The monitoring service will result from the combination of two main technologies in the frame of an Internet of Things (IoT) architecture: multispectral imagery and soil sensors. The VINIOT service will be implemented by the project’s partners and the VINIoT hub will put into contact the service providers with users, taking into account their geographical localization, the type of grape produced and other regional specificities. Knowledge produced within the project will be openly shared.

IFV’s will implement field experimentation in its vineyard in order to provide reliable references and test the different technologies. IFV will implement field demonstrations in the frame of its “Digiferme” site and participate in the dissemination of results in the wine sector.

The project includes partners from France (IFV, INRAE) with two wineries as associated beneficiaries (Vinnovalie and NEOTERA Cave du Grand Narbonne), Portugal (ADVID: Douro wine grower association), and Spain (Government of Rioja, AGACAL Galician food quality association, and FEUGA Gallician technology transfer foundation, along with several associated wineries).

Contact :
Carole Feilhès

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I2CONNECT - Connecting advisors to boost interactive innovation in agriculture and forestry

Project Title :
Connecting advisors to boost interactive innovation in agriculture and forestry
Funding : H2020 RUR 16
Duration : 2019-2022
Coordination : Assemblée Permanente des Chambres d’Agricultures (APCA)
Status IFV: Third party of ACTA

Summary :
The i2connect project aims to fuel the competencies of advisors who will support and facilitate interactive innovation processes responding to multiple challenges in European agriculture and forestry. This facilitation requires awareness, new tools and methods, motivational and organisational approaches for advisors. The strategy in i2connect is to use the existing advisor networks and the experiences of success in different contexts to create a broader network and momentum of change enabling a new culture of bottom up led innovation support. This resource of over 40,000 advisors are critical actors supporting agriculture and forestry on the ground and must be influenced in this project to support interactively innovation with particular emphasis on EIP 2020 target of 3,500 operational groups and beyond.
The i2connect consortium is composed of 24 beneficiaries from 16 European countries.
IFV’s will participate in cross visit activities and will provide and supporting adequate training material for advisors in the field of viticulture and enology.

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Contact :
Eric Serrano

PERFECT LIFE - PEsticide Reduction using Friendly and Environmentally Controlled Technologies

Project Title : PEsticide Reduction using Friendly and Environmentally Controlled Technologies
Funding : LIFE
Duration : September 2018 – August 2022
Coordination :  Fundación Centro de Estudios Ambientales del Mediterráneo (CEAM) Status IFV : Partner

Summary :

The project aims to demonstrate the reduction of the environmental contamination of pesticides and their metabolites in the air in order to decrease of the pesticide risk for fauna, flora and humans.

This general objective leads to the following specific objectives:

  • To demonstrate the reduction of quantity of pesticide sprayed using recent Optimal Volume Rate Adjustment tools (OVRA) without affecting the efficacy of applications, both in citrus, with the ‘CitrusVol’ tool, and vineyards, with the ‘Dosaviña’ tool.
  • To demonstrate the reduction of quantity of pesticides in the atmosphere using developed drift reducing tools ‘TOPPS-PROWADIS drift evaluation tool’ and ‘Air-assisted sprayer vertical pattern tool’, and drift reducing techniques (low-drift nozzles, deflectors, etc.). .
  • To improve the knowledge of farmers, agricultural technicians, administration and governments about Optimal Volume Rate Adjustment and drift reduction tools to achieve an environmentally sustainable production.
  • To obtain a procedure for pesticides application with low emissions to the atmosphere and therefore with low impact over environment and people.
  • To modify, demonstrate and validate that an instrument developed through former Life project can be used for the direct measurements of pesticide in the air, including a business plan for its future exploitation.
  • To identify chemicals or secondary contaminants from the atmospheric degradation of pesticides and compounds used in their formulation that pose further health and environmental hazard due to their higher toxicity.
  • To identify chemicals and biomarkers of exposure in biological samples to have a better knowledge of their concentrations and to protect human health.
  • To promote the implementation of the Directive 2009/128/EC in Mediterranean Countries to achieve sustainable use of pesticides and to ensure a high level of protection of human health and the environment according to REACH.

IFV’s will participate in the project’s activities bringing the expertise of the Ecotech unit, specilised in spraying issues.

Xavier Delpuech


EURAKNOS - Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System

Project Title : Connecting Thematic Networks as Knowledge Reservoirs: towards a European Agricultural Knowledge Innovation Open Source System
Funding : H2020 RUR-15
Duration : January 2019- December 2020
Coordination :  University of Ghent
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of ACTA)

Summary : EURAKNOS aims to boost the compilation of knowledge ready for practice by intensifying interaction between various agri-food or forestry networks thereby maximising outputs for practitioners.

The project focuses on widening existing thematic network outputs in an interactive way, both content-wise and in terms of geographical coverage, and avoiding duplication with the existing networks. Cross-fertilisation will be organised among countries, regions and production systems. EURAKNOS will tackle the data management with a view to ensure sustainability of these knowledge networks and maximise their outputs for end-users. To this end, EURAKNOS aims to stimulate the exchange of existing approaches, methodologies and tools between the different multi-actor thematic networks and EIP-Agri operational groups and search for a harmonised approach.

This project will also explore the end users’ needs and possibilities of setting-up a European agricultural knowledge and innovation open source system that may connect all Thematic Networks.

IFV’s brings its experience of the thematic network Winetwork, dedicated to compiling scientific and practical knowledge on two main diseases in the vineyard (flavescence dorée and grape trunk diseases).

Eric Serrano


INNOSETA - Accelerating Innovative practices for Spraying Equipment, Technologies and Applications in European agriculture through the mobilization of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems

Project Title : Accelerating Innovative practices for Spraying Equipment, Technologies and Applications in European agriculture through the mobilization of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems
Funding : H2020
Duration : 2018-2020
Coordination : Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (Agricultural Machinery Unit)
Status IFV : Partner

Summary :
The main objective of INNOSETA is to set up an Innovative self-sustainable Thematic Network on Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising (SETA)  to contribute in closing the gap between the available novel high-end crop protection solutions either commercial or from applicable research results with the everyday European agricultural practices by promoting effective exchange of novel ideas and information between research, industry, extension and the farming community so that existing research and commercial solutions can be widely communicated, while capturing grassroots level needs and innovative ideas from the farming community.

INNOSETA focuses on

  • Synthesizing research results and industrial products available on the market on spraying equipment, training and advising (SETA).
  • Assessing farmers’ needs, innovative ideas and interests of best practices for spraying technologies and diffusion of these innovations within the social systems
  • Generating interactive and multi-actor innovation at regional level, supporting cross-border collaboration and ensuring the sustainability and links of the interregional multi-actor network on SETA with the EIP-AGRI and other EU wide initiatives. In this WP, recommendations, practice abstract required by the EIP-AGRI and policy briefs on SETA will be produced.
  • Setting up the “SETA Platform” supporting the creation of a SETA virtual Community
  • Conducting interactive dissemination activities

This project involves 14 partners including different academic centers such as l’Institut Français de la Vigne et du Vin (France), the University of Torino (Italy) or the Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Belgium) and associations such as the European Agricultural Machinery (CEMA), the European Association of Farmers (COPA-COGECA) or the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA). The Spanish farmer association UPA also participates at the national level.

Sébastien Codis




NEFERTITI - Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration

Project Title : Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration
Funding : H2020 –RUR 12 ( Rural Renaissance – Fostering innovation and business opportunities)
Duration : January 2018-january 2022
Coordination : ACTA
Status IFV : Partner (Third party of ACTA)

Summary :
NEFERTITI is a unique project that establishes 10 thematic networks bringing together regional clusters (hubs) of demo-activities and the involved actors. The project focuses on creating added value from the interactive exchange of knowledge and technical content among farmers and AKIS actors (Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems) in order to: o    boost innovation; o    improve peer to peer learning and o    improve network connectivity between farming actors over Europe.

A monitoring and learning program supports the systematic extraction of lessons learnt, lessons to be shared with wide audiences including AKIS actors and public authorities. A web based platform unlocks the experience, actors, demonstration details and the related content for wide spread sharing, enhanced by dedicated production of relevant material in each language of the project ’partner The overall objective of NEFERTITI is to establish an EU-wide highly connected network of well-specified demonstration and pilot farms, which is designed to enhance thematic knowledge exchanges, cross fertilisation among actors and efficient innovation uptake in the farming sector through peer-to-peer demonstration of techniques. To achieve this goal, project will achieve the following objectives: At the support level: o    Developing Dynamic Action Plans by identifying the needs of demonstration actors and networks in terms of knowledge and know-how for networks ‘activities taking into account the diversity of EU AKIS. o    Supporting cycles of demo-activities and peer-to-peer learning in the regional hubs that will be established involving all relevant AKIS actors. OB is aimed at learning by doing on how to improve uptake of knowledge among farmers and improve science-practice interactions; o    Establishing a web-based platform including knowledge reservoirs related to demo-activities including ready-to-use knowledge from other national, EU and EIP related projects organised by themes and sectors. At the coordination level: o    Establishing and sustaining interactive thematic networks at regional, national and EU levels by sectors and themes (and with the EIP related projects/landscape) to boost knowledge exchanges and cross fertilisation; o    Fostering the learning process of all actors involved in demo-activitiesthroughout the networks to identify best practices for demonstrations and interactivity between demonstrations on similar themes over Europe; o    Improving the policy dialogue and networking the regional European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) managing authorities to ensure the network sustainability; o    Promoting effective use of demo-and network activities by communicating and disseminating the practical oriented outcomes adapted at local level. ACTA, Association de Coordination Technique Agricole (France) will lead the NEFERTITI project where 25 partners from Academia, Farmers’ association, Research center, extension services from across Europe will work together on this 4-year extensive project. IFV’s role is to coordinate a thematic network on “pesticide use reduction in the production of grapes, fruits and vegetables”. 

Fanny Prezman

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