EIA Working Group 1 (Sustainable agriculture) held its first meeting on May 24, 2021

Participants  : Giulia Giuffrè, Irritec  (WG Leader) - Paolo Antini, Sentek - Stefania De Pirro, Rivulis - Pablo Carnicero, Regaber – Moshi Berenstein, Netafim - Tomas Brzobohaty, Clever Farm. 

After a quick round of presentation of each other, participants start a brain storming about the main topic of interest :

 

  • Promotion of correct management of water as part of the solution for food demand, water and energy saving and an important contribution to development of agriculture (and not like a problem!)
  • Definition of a standard model to calculate savings in water, energy, fertilizers and production increase, for each type of irrigation system and transition from one irrigation model to another.
  • Inclusion of irrigation model in certifications of sustainability.
  • To address EU Commission including Irrigation in EU Funds.

 

In order to follow all this topics, WG1 participants agreed about mapping people of influence (EU commission, Irrigation associations, institutions, etc ….For example: Irrigants d’Europe, UK Irrigation Association, ANBI, CER… an others). In order to make some interviews to understand how to address EU Commission to Irrigation Management.

Each participants is invited to make a list of “people of influence” to share (name – country – description - contact people).

Next Meeting it is schedule for June 14 at 16:30.  

Participants  : Giulia Giuffrè, Irritec  (WG Leader) - Paolo Antini, Sentek - Stefania De Pirro, Rivulis - Pablo Carnicero, Regaber – Moshi Berenstein, Netafim - Tomas Brzobohaty, Clever Farm.