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ARIMNet2 International Conference on Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS) in the Mediterranean (12-13 October 2016, Antalya, Turkey)

This two-day international conference will boost the interaction, discussion and creative thinking among a wide range of stakeholders from across the Mediterranean region, concerned by the development and implementation of Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS). The participation (by invitation only) of over 100 people is expected,including farmers and farming organisations, public and private agricultural extension and technology transfer services, agro-industries, researchers, academics, policy-makers, members of the SCAR AKIS CWG, Mediterranean STI cooperation projects, R&I funding bodies, international organisations, local authorities and NGOs.

The conference will address three major topics:

1) Governance of research and innovation in agriculture.

2) Interactions between academics, farmers and their organisations, and agribusinesses.

3) Valorisation of research in agriculture and interactive innovation models.

The conference will propose:

 Keynote speeches on knowledge-based innovation for addressing global challenges.

 Examples of good practices for fostering innovation, based on the lessons learnt from ARIMNet and ARIMNet2 projects.

 Parallel workshops on issues related to:

1. Platform / cluster between firms and academia: Interest in developing platforms for innovation / clusters between the academia and industry.

2. Extension services and interactive innovation models: How to improve the efficiency of agricultural extension services by enhancing their interaction with research institutions and other knowledge centres (e.g. creating operational groups gathering farmers, advisors, researchers, etc.).

3. Innovation potential of the projects:How to better valorise research results and how to predict, evaluate and increase the innovation potential of a research project? (e.g. defining criteria to evaluate the innovation potential of a project: involvement of end-users, dissemination conferences, etc.).

• Presentation and panel discussion on the outcomes of the workshops.

Through this multi-stakeholder regional conference, we aim at:

• Encouraging the exchange of opinions and mutual learning.

• Formulating evidence-based good practices in agricultural innovation processes and policies.

• Fostering exchange and networking between Euro-Mediterranean actors on AKIS.

• Providing an opportunity for networking between innovation actors from the Mediterranean countries.

This conference will contribute to:

Improved mutual understanding of the perceptions, roles and success factors of agricultural innovation policies in the Mediterranean region. 

Scenarios for enhancing the outcomes of Mediterranean Agricultural Research & Innovation partnerships through joint activities translating R&I outputs into technologies, services and goods for addressing global societal challenges. 

Recommendations on Mediterranean Research and Innovation cooperation partnerships to inform the ongoing regional policy dialogue.

For more information, please contact Dr Fabrice GOURIVEAU (ARIMNet2 Assistant Coordinator) at fabrice.gouriveau@supagro.inra.fr

SAFEMED (Food safety regulations, market access and international competition) final workshop, 12 July 2016, Rabat.

• Session 1 – Synthesis of the activities implemented during the project, main results and perspectives of valorisation of the findings in the different partner countries.
• Session 2 – Public food safety policies and response from private stakeholders.
• Session 3 – Consumption aspects.
• Session 4 – South domestic markets: Public regulation, private strategies.
• Session 5 – South domestic markets: The case of the date sector.
 
 
SAFEMED is a project coordinated by Dr Abdelhakim Hammoudi (INRA; abdelhakim.hammoudi@ivry.inra.fr) and funded through the ARIMNet 2011 transnational Call.
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARIMNet2 Young Researchers Seminar, 29 May – 3 June 2016, Montpellier (France)
 
 
Album Photos:
 
Keynote speeches:
 
ARIMNet Projects - lessons learnt on stakeholder engagement and innovation:
 
Young researchers' projects:
• Adrian Bugeja Douglas: Authenticating Beehive Products
 
“How to better involve end-users throughout the research process to foster innovation-driven research for a sustainable Mediterranean agriculture at the farm and local scales.”
 
 

The ARIMNet2 2016 Transnational  Call for Research Proposals is Now Closed

 
The ARIMNet2 2016 Transnational  Call for Research Proposals will be open until 1 June 2016, 17:00 CET.
 
Through this call, the ARIMNet2 consortium supports integrated and trans-disciplinary research projects aimed at producing innovations for enhancing the contribution of agricultural and food systems to sustainable social and economic development.
 
The ARIMNet2 2016 call covers two topics:
      Topic 1: Promoting sustainable agriculture for socio-economic development.
      Topic 2: Valorising local products through food value chains improvement.
 
You should submit your research proposals before 1 June 2016, 17:00 CET, on http://arimnet-call.eu/
 
All the informations and forms necessary for the design and submission of your research proposal can be downloaded from the links below.
 
The online submission platform is available at http://arimnet-call.eu/, and will be operative from 7 April on.
 
 

The ARIMNet-ARIMNet2 meeting has started today, Monday 14 March 2016, at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, in Lisbon. It brings together experts from 15 Mediterranean countries, who work towards agriculture sustainability and food security in the Mediterranean Region.

 
The achievements of ARIMNet-funded projects (2011 ARIMNet Call) are being presented by their coordinators: ARIDWASTE, SAFEMED, DOMESTIC, MEDILEG, SWIPE, APMED, CLIMED, REFORMA, PHO-MED, PESTOLIVE.
 
The OPRAMED Project (ARIMNet2 2015 Transnational Call) coordinated by Dr Paola Caruso (Consiglio per la Ricerca e la Sperimentazione in Agricoltura - Centro di ricerca per l’agrumicoltura e le colture mediterranee, Italy) celebrated its kick-off meeting on 22 March 2016 in Acireale, Sicilia, Italy.
 
 
 
ORPRAMED - Risk assessment of introduction of Xanthomonas citri subsp citri through commercial trade of ornamental rutaceous plants in the Mediterranean basin
 
 
 
The STOMP project (ARIMNet2 2015 Transnational Call), coordinated by Lucia Zappalà (Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Alimentazione e Ambiente, University of Catania, Italy) celebrated its kick-off meeting on 5 May 2016, in Italy.
 
STOMP - Sustainable Tomato Production: plant defense enhancement, development of new biopesticides and optimization of environmental, water and chemical inputs
 
More information available at: www.arimnet2.net/index.php/researchprojects/projects-2nd-call/stomp
 
 
 
The BACPLANT Project (ARIMNet2 2015 Transnational Call) coordinated by Dr Cédric Jacquart (Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne) celebrated its kick-off meeting on 22 April 2016, in Reims, France.
 
BACPLANT - Towards a sustainable agriculture by increasing plant tolerance to bioticstress under climatic change.
 
More information at: www.arimnet2.net/index.php/researchprojects/projects-2nd-call/bacplant
 
 
The EMERAMB Project (ARIMNet2 2015 Transnational Call) coordinated by Dr Miguel A. Aranda (CEBAS-CSIC, Spain) celebrated its kick-off meeting on 17 May 2016, in Murcia, Spain.
 
EMERAMB - Emergent viruses and virus vectors in Mediterranean Basin crops
 
More information at: www.arimnet2.net/index.php/researchprojects/projects-2nd-call/emeramb
 
     
 
 
 
The final brochures of ARIMNet-funded projets (2011 Call) are now available:
 
 
Enjoy your reading
 
 
 
 
OPEN CALL FOR CANDIDATES 
 
30 May – 3 June 2016, Montpellier, France
 
ARIMNet2 Young Researchers Seminar: “How to better involve end-users throughout the research process to foster innovation-driven research for sustainable Mediterranean agriculture at farm and local scales.”
 
 
 
 
 
The ARIMNet2 consortium is delighted to inform you about the upcoming 2016 joint transnational ARIMNet2 Call for proposals, to be launched on 1 April 2016 (Deadline for proposal submission will be on 1 June 2016).
 
This pre-announcement aims at encouraging research teams to look for partners and start preparing their innovative research proposals.
 
Through this call, the ARIMNet2 consortium will support integrated and trans-disciplinary research projects aimed at producing innovations for enhancing the contribution of agricultural and food systems to sustainable social and economic development.
 
The ARIMNet2 2016 joint transnational call will cover two topics:
      Topic 1: Promoting sustainable agriculture for socio-economic development.
      Topic 2: Valorising local products through food value chains improvement.
 
For more details, click here: Pre-announcement
 
 
 
 
The European Commission has opened a public consultation on PRIMA, ”Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area”, an initiative aimed at reinforcing international cooperation in research and innovation for sustainable agriculture, food and water management in the Mediterranean Region.
 
The purpose of the open public online consultation is to collect views and opinions on the scope, objectives and impacts of the initiative. A wide answer from Mediterranean institutions and stakeholders is expected. 
 
You are invited to reply to the consultation but also to forward the link to anyone who may be interested. Respondents can be relevant universities, research organisations, public authorities, local communities, large businesses and SMEs, NGOs, individual citizens, etc.
 
Attached are materials in English and French that you can disseminate within your networks.
 
 
 
 
ARIMNet projects final conference and ARIMNet2 projects kick-off meeting
 
14-15 March 2016 -  Lisbon, Portugal
 
ARIMNet projects' coordinators will share their achievements, while ARIMNet2 projects' coordinators will introduce their newly starting projects and their research perspectives.
 

ARIMNet2 Transnational Joint Call 2015: Results 

ARIMNet2 is pleased to announce the results of its Transnational Joint Call 2015. 

10 transnational projects were selected for funding. 
 
The list of selected projects is available here
 
The summaries of selected projects are available here

All the coordinators will receive in the next days their scientific evaluation report.
 

ARIMNet2 Call 2015

The ARIMNet2 transnational Joint Call was launched in September 2014.The deadline for submission of pre-proposals was the 1st December. 191 pre-proposals were submitted. In February, after the evaluation realized by the ARIMNet2 Scientific Evaluation Committee, 54 pre-proposals were selected by the Call Board. The coordinators were invited to participate in the second step of the call and submit a full proposal by May 11th, 2015. 

In December 2015, 10 transnational projects were selected for funding.  
The list of selected projects is available here
The summaries of selected projects are available here

Call documents :
 

                                  

                                                      

Guidelines for applicants: clarification concerning the budget
The 15% variation of the budget between step 1 and step 2 refers to a voluntary action by the project coordinator/partners (with the validation of the corresponding funding agency). This possible variation IS NOT related to the recommendations given in the evaluation letter. In defining a new budget for the full proposal the partners and coordinators must follow the recommendations given in the letter, that could lead to a reduction of the original budget greater than 15%.

ARIMNet2 bi-annual meeting and Call Board meeting, Thessaloniki (Greece), October, 01-02, 2015

The DEMETER organisation hosted with great hospitality a series of ARIMNet2 meetings last week in Thessaloniki (Greece).
 
On-going ARIMNet2 Call 2015
The evaluation of the full proposals was finalized last week, on September, 28 & 29. The ARIMNet2 funders (Call Board) held a meeting on October 1st. The selection is still on-going.
 
ARIMNet2 bi-annual meeting
After the Call Board meeting, the ARIMNet2 consortium started a series of working sessions dedicated to the different activities of ARIMNet2: implementation of the next transnational Joint Calls for proposals, implementation of other joint activities (such as summer school for Young Researchers), conception of an Integrated Strategic Research Agenda, preparation of a conference on the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) in the Mediterranean.
 
  interviews conducted during the ARIMNet2 Thessaloniki meeting, Oct 2015 
   
Maria João Maia, FCT   Ali Rhouma , IRESA   Sahin Anil, GDAR
 

Publication of the first ARIMNet2 Newsletter 

The  first  ARIMNet2 Newsletter is available now, here.
 
This Newsletter introduces our project, looks back at our achievements in ARIMNet1, looks into the work ARIMNet2 has performed so far and tell you what we have planned for the future.
 
If you want to subscribe, follow this link :  Newsletter subscription
 
Information on the on-going ARIMNet2 Call 2014-2015 

The ARIMNet2 transnational Joint Call was launched in September 2014.The deadline for submission of pre-proposals was the 1st December. 191 pre-proposals were submitted. In February, after the evaluation realized by the ARIMNet2 Scientific Evaluation Committee, 54 pre-proposals were selected by the Call Board. 

The coordinators were invited to participate in the second step of the call and submit a full proposal by May 11th, 2015. The Electronic Submission System (ESS) is now closed!

The evaluation ended. The selection is on-going. The results will be communicated by the end of November 2015.
 

                                  

                                                      

Guidelines for applicants: clarification concerning the budget
The 15% variation of the budget between step 1 and step 2 refers to a voluntary action by the project coordinator/partners (with the validation of the corresponding funding agency). This possible variation IS NOT related to the recommendations given in the evaluation letter. In defining a new budget for the full proposal the partners and coordinators must follow the recommendations given in the letter, that could lead to a reduction of the original budget greater than 15%.
 
[ARIMNet funded projects]

APMed project final meeting, June 15-16, 2015, Montpellier (France)

The APMed Programme (Apple and Peach in Mediterranean orchards – Integrating tree water status and irrigation management for coping with water scarcity and aphid control) is a scientific project from the ARIMNET call 2011 (Agricultural Research In the Mediterranean Network).

The objective of the seminar is to share scientific results and questions obtained from the APMed programme (day 1) and also to establish discussions with technicians and growers about the improvement of water management in agriculture (day 2).

This scientific and applied seminar is organized in collaboration with an extension service in South-East France (CETA des techniciens sud-est). Researchers and stakeholders from France and neighboring countries are also involved.

Deadline for registration: May 4, 2015.

More information on: https://colloque.inra.fr/apmed2015_eng/

[ARIMNet funded projects]

Second International Legume Society Conference/ Medileg and Reforma final meetings, Oct. 12-14, 2016, Troia resort, in the vicinity of Lisbon (Portugal)
The International Legume Society and the Instituto de Tecnologia Que­mica e Biologica of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa cordially invite you to participate in the Second International Legume Society Conference, scheduled from 12-14 October, 2016 at Tróia resort, in the vicinity of Lisbon, Portugal.
For more information, click here and read the first circular
   
 
 

3rd SSAB meeting, May 26-27, 2015,  (Italy) 

3rd SSAB meeting, May 26-27, 2015, Rome (Italy)  The Scientific and Strategic Advisory Board of ARIMNet2 met in Rome, in May 2015 to pursue the elaboration of the ARIMNet2 Integrated Strategic Research Agenda (ISRA).
 
 
ARIMNet2 meetings, INIA, Madrid (Spain), from February 16 to 20, 2015

     The ARIMNet2 consortium met in the wonderful settings of the INIA institute in Madrid for a series of meetings. These meetings were dedicated to the different activities of ARIMNet2: implementation of the transnational Joint Calls for proposals, and their evaluation, follow-up of the research projects, implementation of other joint activities, conception of an Integrated Strategic Research Agenda, preparation of a conference on the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System (AKIS) in the Mediterranean. The highlights and most important outcomes are summarized in the PDF, here.

 

 

[ARIMNet funded projects]
Mid-term REFORMA meeting, April, 13-15 , 2015, Rabat (Morocco)
The REFORMA project, Resilient, water- and energy-efficient forage and feed crops for Mediterranean agricultural systems, will held its mid-term meeting in Rabat, from 13 to 15 of April, 2015.
On April 14 morning, a public session will be organized at INRA or University of Rabat, titled: “From molecular breeding to utilization of legume fodder crops: the project REFORMA”.
For further information, click here.
 

ARIMNet2 meeting, June 11 to 13 , 2014 , Montpellier (France )

                          

The biannual meeting of the project was held on June 11, 12 and 13 in Montpellier (France).

  

 

 

 

 

 

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Acknowledgements: ARIMNet (2008-2013) and ARIMNet2 (2014-2017) are ERA-NETs coordinated by INRA (France).
They have received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreements no. 219262 (ARIMNet) and no. 618127 (ARIMNet2)
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this website are purely those of the writers and may not in any circumstances be regarded as stating an official position of the European Commission.
 
 

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  ARIMNet2 CoordinatorDr. Florence JACQUET (INRA, FR) 
 
arimnet@arimnet.net 
  ARIMNet2 Assistant CoordinatorDr. Fabrice GOURIVEAU (INRA, FR) 
 
fabrice.gouriveau@supagro.inra.fr
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