Call for applications to the EIP-AGRI focus groups:

Genetic resources
Organic matter content of soils
Integrated pest management (IPM) in Brassica spp


Go to the call for applications 


EIP-AGRI focus groups are temporary groups of selected experts focusing on a specific subject, while sharing knowledge and experience. Each group explores practical innovative solutions to problems or opportunities in the field, and draws on experience derived from related useful projects.

The focus groups also discuss and document research results, best practices and identify the implications for further research activities that will help to solve practical problems in the sector. These may be related to production, processing, consumption, transport or other issues.

In short, the objectives of an EIP-AGRI focus group are:

to take stock of the state of the art of practice in the field of the EIP-AGRI focus group activity, listing problems and opportunities;


to take stock of the state of the art of research in this field, summarizing possible solutions to the problems listed;


to identify needs from practice and propose directions for further research;


to propose priorities for innovative actions by suggesting potential practical operational groups or other project formats to test solutions and opportunities, including ways to disseminate the practical knowledge gathered.


The charter of the EIP-AGRI focus groups provides more details on the functioning.

Read the charter 

Running focus groups


Focus group: Organic farming (optimizing arable yields)

Focus group: Protein crops

Focus group: Animal husbandry (reduction of anti-biotic use in the pig sector)