on Agricultural knowledge for Development
Agrinatura is an Association of European Universities and Research centres. Agrinatura – the European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development work jointly with its members to achieve the common goal of supporting agricultural development in a sustainable manner by creating a network, establishing project consortia, leading policy dialogue and providing an evidence-base knowledge platform and capacity building. It seeks to nurture scientific excellence through joint research, educational & training programmes and projects that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals can achieved by grouping a number of experts from our member institutions, who provide expertise and necessary theoretical background for our activities.Our members
Agrinatura is a two-pillar structure. Agrinatura Association and EEIG have separate secretariats but work together in synergy towards the Agricultural Research Development goal. The Agrinatura Association is a non-profit organisation gaining income entirely through external grant and membership. The second pillar is the financial grouping Agrinatura EEIG. Both pillars have their own decision-making bodies, the Board of Directors (BD) for the Agrinatura Association and Advisors Board (AB) for the Agrinatura EEIG, with a joint President. The General Assembly (GA) and Members Assembly Meetings (MAM) are held annually and BD and AB meetings are held monthly.Learn more
Other than the decision making body Agrinatura has 4 Working Groups dealing with each specific objectives. Overall, they work together towards the general aim of Agrinatura. The Advocacy and Policy WG play a pro-active policy advocacy role for agricultural research and education for development in Europe and worldwide. The Communication WG aims to develop, strengthen and encourage strategic alliances, partnerships, and networks with and between the different stakeholders (institutions, organizations, and individuals) in development, both in the North and in the South. The Project WG organize, facilitate and implement joint participation in European and international programs and projects. And the Research WG provide support and advice for evidence-based policy making, at the European level.Read more
Agrinatura and its members place their ability to develop synergies and mobilise resources for accompanying projects from around the world. Their accumulated experience in international research and educational projects and the vast range of research areas is covered by its network.
Agricultural University of Tirana, Albaniahttp://ubt.edu.al/sq/
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austriahttp://www.boku.ac.at/en/
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Belgiumhttps://www.fibl.org/en/homepage.html
KU Leuven, Belgiumhttp://www.kuleuven.be/english/
Ghent University, Belgiumhttp://www.ugent.be/en
Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, University of Liège, Belgiumhttp://www.gembloux.ulg.ac.be/
Université catholique de Louvain. Belgiumhttps://uclouvain.be/en/index.html
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Czech Republichttps://www.ftz.czu.cz/en/
Aarhus University, Denmarkhttp://www.au.dk/en
University of Copenhagen, Denmarkhttp://www.ku.dk/english/
Helsinki University, Finlandhttp://www.helsinki.fi/university/
Agropolis International, Francehttp://www.agropolis.org/
Montpellier SupAgro, Francehttp://www.supagro.fr/web/en/
Institute of research for development, Francehttp://en.ird.fr/
Centre for international cooperation research and development in agriculture, CIRAD, Francehttp://www.cirad.fr/en
Georg-August University Göttingen, Centre of Biodiversity and Sustainable Land Use, Germanyhttps://www.uni-goettingen.de/en/524600.html
Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germanyhttp://www.zef.de/
University of Hohenheim, Germanyhttps://www.uni-hohenheim.de/startseite.html?&L=1
Szent Istvan University, Hungaryhttp://www.sziu.hu/
National University of Ireland Galway, Irelandhttp://www.nuigalway.ie/botany/
University College Cork, Irelandhttp://www.ucc.ie/en/
The University of Catania, Italyhttp://www.unict.it/en/
Wageningen University and Research centre, the Netherlandshttp://www.wageningenur.nl/en.htm
International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture (ICRA), the Netherlandshttp://www.icra-edu.org/
Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Portugalhttps://www.isa.ulisboa.pt/en
Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spainhttps://www.upm.es/
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Swedenhttp://www.slu.se/en/
Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerlandhttp://www.bfh.ch/en
Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UKhttp://www.nri.org/
College of International Agro-Development (ISTOM), Francehttp://www.istom.com/1.cfm?p=618-our-school-istom
University of Reading, UKhttp://www.reading.ac.uk/
Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria (CREA), Italyhttps://www.crea.gov.it/it
Royal Tropical Institute (KIT), Netherlandshttps://www.kit.nl/
Natural Resurces Institute Finland (LUKE), Finlandhttps://www.luke.fi/en/
The Deans or Presidents of the faculties, universities or research institutes dealing with tropical and subtropical agriculture, forestry, food and human nutrition, veterinary medicine, fisheries and related environmental sciences may apply for admission if their institution meets with all the following conditions:
Institutions located in the European Union, Norway, Switzerland and Iceland will be registered as Members and those located outside those countries will be registered as Affiliates.
Institutions eligible to become AGRINATURA’s Affiliates are partner institutions who are co-operating, or have co-operated with one or more AGRINATURA members within the previous 5 years.
By becoming a member of Agrinatura, you will become a part of the major research and education stakeholders in Europe dealing with agricultural research and higher education for development.
Yearly membership fee will allow you to attend closed meetings where decisions forming sustainable ARD are taken. As a member you will receive 3 times a year newsletter with invitations and update on past and following events.
Organizations willing to apply should fill in the form and attach a letter of request addressed to President. Presenting their motivation for application and institution (See Become member section to obtain fill the form).
The following General Assembly will approve the membership. Upon decision of the Board of Directors, applying members can beneficiate of the services of the Association and participate to the activities immediately after reception of their application letter.
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