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Research and innovation in the field of Food, Agriculture and Biotechnology (FAB) has been identified as a key priority for the EU – China cooperation, with a dedicated EU - China Task Force on FAB established in 2013.
Since then this cooperation has produced 16 projects (with 4 more coming in 2019 and 2020) for a total funding of more than €120 million under the Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme. More information on the funded projects can be found in the dedicated brochure.
In the scope of this flagship initiative, the European Commission Directorate-General for agriculture and rural development and the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences hosted an EU – China FAB expert seminar on 25 March 2019 in Brussels.
The seminar brought together around 60 experts from both EU and China to discuss and explore potential further developments of the EU-China research and innovation cooperation in the FAB fields beyond 2020.
Specific objectives of the workshop were to:
The seminar consisted in two plenaries (opening and closing) and 5 parallel thematic sessions in the fields of:
In each of these sessions, experts presented their views on challenges and opportunities for cooperation from a Chinese or European perspective. Discussion then allowed participants to identify where are challenges of common interest and how best to tackle them through research and innovation. To learn more, see presentations and sessions' conclusions and thematic reports below.
All documents can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.
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