Priority 1: Fostering knowledge transfer and innovation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas
Knowledge, skills and innovation are the indispensable foundation of sustainable development. Rural areas often need help in this respect (for example, only 20 % of EU farmers have received a formal agricultural training) and gaps need to be narrowed between researchers and farmers or foresters.
Areas of Intervention:
Fostering innovation and the knowledge base in rural areas
Strengthening research and innovation links in agriculture and forestry
Fostering lifelong learning and vocational training in agriculture and forestry sectors