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The impact of cross-gender collaboration on the successful transformation of the agrifood industry.

The agrifood industry significantly contributes to climate change, with one-third of all food purchased wasted, one-third of greenhouse gas emissions coming from the food sector, and only one-third of freshwater withdrawals attributed to other economic sectors. To successfully revamp our food system, we must reconsider our approach and recognize and appreciate innovators from diverse backgrounds. …

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Valentina Carta

Valentina Carta is Technologist at Council for Agricultural Research and Economics – Research Centre for Agricultural Policies and Bioeconomy (CREA-PB) with more than ten years of experience in the field of programming, monitoring and evaluation of European and national policies. Her main domain is rural development policy with a focus on agricultural knowledge and innovation systems, farm advisory services and …

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Inge Van Oost

Inge Van Oost is policy officer at the European Commission, Directorate General Agriculture and Rural Development (DG AGRI). She has been setting-up and supporting the implementation of the European Innovation Partnership “Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability” (EIP-AGRI), with responsibilities for the rural development programmes including strengthening linkages between research policy and rural development policy. As member …

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Ethan Cleary

Ethan comes from a 5th generation arable farm and is passionate about connecting agriculture with technology that benefits farmers. For the last 20 years he has worked as a developer, designer, program manager, researcher, technology consultant and policy strategist across a range of industries including large multinationals, public sector to early stage start-ups.  He is …

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Lara Rodríguez

South Europe Innovation Project ManagerEuropean Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) Food, Spain.

FLIARA Kick-off meeting marks the beginning of the project

The European ‘Female-led innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas’ (FLIARA) project celebrated its official kick-off meeting on 26th and 27th January 2023 in Brussels, bringing together, for the first time, project partners, Advisory Board members, and EU officers. Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon Europe programme (Grant Agreement No 101084234), the FLIARA project involves fifteen …

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