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The 2023 EU AgriResearch Conference

Knowledge, innovation and skills for sustainable horizons

EU Agri research conference

This year’s edition gathered over 500 participants in Brussels engaging scientists, farmers, rural communities, industry, advisors, policymakers, citizens and NGO representatives. Many more followed online. The conference brought critical thinking on how research and innovation can tackle the challenges faced by agriculture, forestry and rural areas, and building on current activities and achievements, what new opportunities should be explored. Participants were engaged in identifying research and innovation priorities to shape the future EU agricultural research and innovation agenda. Field visits on ‘Innovation in agriculture, forestry and rural areas in practice’ organised by the EIP-AGRI took place on 2 June. Learn more about the ongoing research in agriculture in the detailed report on the EU AgriResearch Conference or by consulting a series of factsheets below.

22 MARCH 2024
2023 AgriResearch Conference Report
  • agricultural research | sustainable agriculture | rural development | forestry policy
  • Wednesday 31 May 2023, 12:00 - Thursday 1 June 2023, 18:00 (CEST)
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Live streaming available



Researchers and scientists

Watch the following stories (YouTube videos) from members of the #AgriResearch community telling us what's next for EU agriculture. The researchers and scientists in these videos are from various EU projects, funded under the Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe programmes. More information on the next funding opportunities are available at the Horizon Europe (HE) Cluster 6 information days.


Inspiring take-home video message

The #AgriResearch conference's inspiring take-home video message from Sadhguru: Sadhguru, Save Soil movement (YouTube video)



A Food for Europe podcast episode has been dedicated to the AgriResearch Conference, where researchers, policymakers and farmers discussed the present and future of agricultural research and innovation.

Listen to the podcast


30 MAY 2023
Agenda – EU AgriResearch conference 2023
2 JUNE 2023
2023 EU AgriResearch Conference – visual documentation

Day 1

30 MAY 2023
Speakers (plenary sessions) – EU AgriResearch conference
8 JUNE 2023
Research and innovation and SDGs: Are we on track for 2030? What's next? – Dr Ismahane Elouafi, FAO Chief Scientist

Day 2

6 JUNE 2023
Presentations (breakout sessions) – EU AgriResearch Conference 2023
30 MAY 2023
Detailed programme of the thematic breakout sessions – EU AgriResearch conference 2023
30 MAY 2023
Speakers (breakout sessions) – EU AgriResearch conference

Day 3

26 APRIL 2023
Field visits programme – EU AgriResearch conference 2023

Practical information

Wednesday 31 May 2023, 12:00 - Thursday 1 June 2023, 18:00 (CEST)
The Square
Glass Entrance, Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Who should attend
Agricultural Research and Innovation stakeholders
Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development
Social media links
Entrance fee
No conference fee



General contact

AGRI-RESEARCH-CONF-2023atec [dot] europa [dot] eu