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RISE supports the transition to a sustainable European agriculture  which is not only resource  efficient  and  productive,  but  also  works  to  ensure ecosystem resilience, produces safe, healthy and nutritious food, manages the countryside, improves the quality of  life  in  rural  areas;  and  supports  Europe  to  keep  its  International  Agreements  on  the  Sustainable Development  Goals  and  Climate. Follow our latest news!


A Green Recovery for EU Agriculture

198 political decision-makers, business leaders, trade associations, NGOs, and think tanks have come together demanding a Green Recovery for Agriculture.

SYSTEMIC workshop: new date!

Due to the ongoing measures regarding COVID-19 Corona Virus, the date of the event has now been moved to 26th October. You will therefore need to re-register.

New project : BESTMAP

Foundation is currently involved in the Horizon 2020 BESTMAP project which kicked off in September 2019 and will work for four years to develop improved tools to European policy-makers to predict the impacts of future policies on rural areas.

What future for European Crop Protection?

A recent RISE Foundation debate (8 April 2019 – Brussels, Belgium) discussed what the future crop protection system in the EU could look like and how the agricultural sector could be supported to achieve this.

New project: Circular Agronomics

This month of September we’ve started a new project under the H2020 Research and Innovation Programme called ‘Circular Agronomics’ (Grant Agreement No 773649)

Successful SYSTEMIC policy-research workshop

On the 30th May 2018 the H2020 projects SYSTEMIC and AGROCYCLE held a joint policy-research workshop entitled ‘Fertilising products based on animal manure under the Nitrates Directive and the Circular Economy’ in Brussels. RISE was responsible for the co-organisation of the meeting and developing its content.

The pre-FFA Stakeholder Debate: Rethinking EU livestock

As has become tradition on the eve of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture, the RISE Foundation engaged over 150 high level stakeholders in an animated debate on a key and current topic for the future of European agriculture. This year the topic was livestock.

Allan Buckwell talks about livestock at the FFA2018

Allan Buckwell, the Academic Director of the RISE Foundation’s study on “The optimal scale and balance of EU livestock” talks about livestock’s challenges at the Forum for the Future of Agriculture on March 27th 2018 in Brussels.