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Sustainable Agriculture

We are supporting European farmers in meeting sustainability requirements by co-creating climate-neutral, fair, resilient and economically viable agricultural practices.

Accelerating the transition to sustainable farming

Agriculture is at the heart of our food system; as our population grows, so too does our dependence on it to feed and nourish us. However, agriculture, forestry and other types of land use are currently responsible for almost a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. This is primarily from deforestation and emissions from livestock, soil and nutrient management and, therefore, the transition to sustainable agriculture is crucial. To achieve this, EIT Food works with startups and partners working to make farming more sustainable and equitable.

Now more than ever we must ensure everyone can always access healthy and sustainable food, and innovative digital technologies are helping to find new solutions – here we explore some of the key examples.
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EIT Food CLC North-East is looking for 6 organisations based in Estonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia, that would organise activities within Empowering Women in Agrifood - EWA programme in 2023.
As we look ahead to another year, we have combined insights from EIT Food - the world’s largest and most dynamic food innovation community - to collate the top 5 European food trends in 2023.
Assessing digital and cultural potential of Food Hubs towards sustainable local food systems

5 ways to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture

Transitioning to a sustainable food system is more important than ever before. What role does agriculture play and how can the agrifood industry accelerate a just transition?

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Podcast #101

Predictive technology – a solution for water scarcity?

Antonella Maggioni, Co-Founder and CEO at Agrow Analytics, highlights the global issue of water scarcity and how they designed a solution…
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In this first episode, we meet Jens Krogshede, co-founder of the Denish startup Nabo Farm. Together with Norbite (SW), Inoqo (AU) and Crafting Future (GE), Nabo Farm is part of the first cohort of the New European Bauhaus booster program.
regional blog
In this third episode, we meet Lennart Heyner, co-founder of the German startup Crafting Future. Together with Norbite (SW), Nabo Farm (DK) and Inoqo (AU), Crafting Future is part of the first cohort of the New European Bahaus booster…
The EIT Food Venture Summit 2022 brought together agrifood entrepreneurs, investors and corporates for another year of debate, partnerships and pitching. Here we highlight the key takeaways from across the European entrepreneurial…

EIT Food Open Innovation Call 2023

Have you got an idea for an innovative project that will create positive change in the food system? We want to hear from you!

Crucial ecosystems such as forests and wetlands are being converted to make way for agriculture and food production. Here we explore some of the ways that the food system can reduce its impact on these important natural landscapes.
Podcast #99

Sky's the limit for urban farming

Jens Juul Krogshede, CEO and Co-Founder of Nabofarms, discusses using city centre spaces for growing fresh and sustainable crops to feed…
The agri-food industry has a variety of exciting jobs on offer throughout the food value chain. This video series aims to inspire young audiences to consider a career within the agri-food sector.
With food finally on the agenda of COP27, #CROP27: The Critical Food Connection showcases the diversity of food innovation - and the people behind the solutions - to highlight their crucial role in climate dialogues and action.
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