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Moedas sets out agriculture R&D priorities

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A total of €10 billion of the EU’s proposed 2021-27 research budget is set to target farming advances, including improved data collection to trace products and provide better advice, the research commissioner has said.

Speaking at an agriculture research conference in Brussels on 3 May, Carlos Moedas said that one-tenth of the proposed €100bn budget of Horizon Europe, the next Framework programme, will be spent on food, agriculture, rural development and the bio-economy.

Moedas said that some of the money would go towards improving data collection, telling attendees to imagine a “centralised and continuously updated pan-European database” of automatically recorded agricultural data.

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