What is a project coordinator?
Coordinators : all structures coordinate the project nationally or internationally.
A project coordinator is a researcher, an advisor or a consultant, partner of the steering committee and who connects farmers, producers’ associations, companies, researchers, buyers of carbon credits and any other player in the LIFE Carbon Farming project. He or she has the role of encouraging the exchange of knowledge and transfer between all these actors. He or she is also connected with the European network of project coordinators and is the coordinator of the network in his or her country. He or she participates in the organization of all events and seminars.
Project coordinators by country
‘The mission of the Institut de l’Élevage is to improve the competitiveness of herbivorous livestock and their sectors in a constantly changing context. Its work provides technical and innovative solutions to cattle, sheep, goat and equine farmers and stakeholders. They provide answers to societal questions and current issues, at the service of stakeholders in livestock and its sectors. ‘
‘The Environment department aims to improve the environmental performance of ruminant farming systems in order to meet the challenges of water and air quality, climate change, energy, biodiversity and soil fertility.
The experimental work aims to understand the physical and biological mechanisms to regulate losses to the environment and to evaluate innovative solutions with low environmental impact.
The construction of methodologies and environmental assessment tools makes it possible to provide objective references on the environmental balance of the activity and to equip the agro-ecological transition of farmers.
The deployment activity aims to support all stakeholders in the technical and economic implementation of agricultural practices and technological solutions that meet environmental objectives.
This multidisciplinary activity is organized within the framework of national and European partnerships with the actors of basic research, regional and national administrative bodies, development and agricultural advisory bodies, representatives of the sectors and downstream companies.’
“The Spanish Association of Beef and Veal Producers (ASOPROVAC) is the most representative professional organization in the Spanish beef sector, representing 70% of the country’s production and with more than 3,000 partners throughout the country. ASOPROVAC is an association of companies formed in turn by associations of autonomous scope, currently with delegations in Aragon, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y León y Cataluña, as well as associated producers in the rest of Spain. Its sovereign bodies are the General Assembly and its Board of Directors, which delegate to the Executive Committee the task of guiding, defining and developing the basic lines of action at the national level. ASOPROVAC’s ultimate goal is to defend the interests of Spanish cattle farmers. Its main function is therefore to represent and defend these interests with the administrations at the regional, national and Community levels.
A team of agricultural and veterinary engineers, specialized in everything related to beef production, puts its knowledge at the service of partners.
Ongoing training and legal advice for producers are also key components of ASOPROVAC’s services.
In a changing and sometimes complex context, the breeder needs accurate information on different aspects of his business, and the Association keeps them regularly informed through its website and magazine, free distribution for partners.”
“We are the leading Italian research organization dedicated to agri-food supply chains. We operate as a legal entity under public law and are supervised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Sovereignty and Forestry (Masaf). Our scientific activity covers agricultural crops, livestock, fishing, forestry, agro-industry, food sciences and socio-economic. We enjoy full scientific, legislative, organizational, administrative and financial autonomy. The ICA was created in 2015, following the merger of the CRA (Council for Agricultural Research) and the INEA (National Institute of Agricultural Economics), two national institutions active since the middle of the last century.”
“Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national organization that provides integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. […]
The organisation is funded by State Grant-in-Aid; fees for research, advisory and training services; income from national and EU competitive research programmes; and revenue from farming activities and commodity levies. Around 75% of Teagasc’s yearly budget comes from the Irish exchequer and EU funding with the balance generated from earned income. Some 40% of the budget is devoted to research with the remainder split half and half between advisory and education services. […]
The 11 member Authority is appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and has representatives from the farming organisations, the food industry, universities, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Teagasc staff.
Teagasc is a client-based organisation employing approximately 1,100 staff at 55 locations throughout Ireland with an annual operating budget in excess of €160 million. We operate in partnership with all sectors of the agriculture and food industry and with rural development agencies. We have developed close alliances with research, advisory and training agencies throughout the world and are continuously seeking to expand our international contacts. […]
We aim to be professional, responsive, efficient, accountable and independent while endeavouring to attain scientific excellence in all our activities and working in partnership with other organisations to meet the needs of our stakeholders.”
Université de Liège
“Public university open to the world and rooted in the scientific, cultural and economic development of its region, ULiège relies on its three pillars: teaching, research and citizen engagement.”
‘The Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy is a pioneer and engine of bioeconomy research.
We create the scientific basis to transform agricultural, food, industrial and energy systems into a bio-based circular economy.
We develop and integrate management techniques, processes and strategies, effectively converging technologies to intelligently connect highly diversified bioeconomic production systems and control them in a knowledge-based manner, adaptive and largely automated.
We conduct research in dialogue with society – driven by knowledge and inspired by application. ‘