Research & Extension

Towards better monitoring of investments in agricultural research in Europe

This international workshop is organized by FAO and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) within the framework of the EU-funded project on the Impact of Research on EU Agriculture (IMPRESA), whose overall aim is to measure, assess and comprehend the impact of all forms of European research on key agricultural policy goals.

The workshop, which will be held on 16 April 2015 from 9.00 to 17.00 at FAO headquarters in Rome, will bring together key stakeholders to discuss, finalize and agree on a set of recommendations for the development of future research monitoring to enhance impact of investments in agricultural research in Europe. Specifically, the workshop aims to:

• Present key findings from the IMPRESA project regarding the current status and trends in investments in agricultural research in Europe (based on surveys in 20 countries).

• Discuss the rationale for monitoring expenditures on agricultural research. 

• Discuss and formulate recommendations for better monitoring of investments in agricultural research in Europe. It is IMPRESA’s ambition to put forward realistic recommendations regarding how the monitoring of agricultural research investments in Europe can be improved. Three options to do so will be discussed in the workshop.

Places for the workshop are limited. If you wish to attend, please fill out a short pre-registration form that is available HERE before 20 February 2015. After that date, people who pre-registered will be informed whether their participation can be confirmed.

There is no fee to attend the workshop. However, attendees have to cover their own travel and other expenses. If you need any further information about the workshop, please contact the workshop secretariat at DDNR-Chief@fao.org   

See the IMPRESA country reports on agricultural research expenditure (published on-line in March 2015). In addition, a Synthesis Document of the country reports has been published and is available here

See the Agenda of the meeting (last updated 13 April 2015).