Female-Led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas


 The project’s goal

The project is on a mission to create a more sustainable future by highlighting the role of women in agriculture and rural areas. FLIARA will boost understanding of the needs and challenges facing women leading innovative environmental and rural development practices in EU farming and rural areas. The project implementation period 2022-2025. Total budget – 2 999 914€

The Challenge

Women have long been overlooked and underrepresented in the agriculture and rural sectors. Many women-led innovations and practices go unnoticed, which not only limits their potential impact but also perpetuates the idea that women have a smaller role to play in these fields. The challenge, therefore, is to increase visibility and recognition of women’s contributions and support them in becoming key players in shaping the future of agriculture and rural areas.


The Solution

  • FLIARA offers a unique and transdisciplinary approach that combines foresight and case study methods, network building, and policy benchmarking. Their approach enables us to identify innovative and sustainable solutions for farming and rural areas that meet the needs of today and tomorrow.
  • Their goal is to identify visions for sustainable farm and rural futures and the sustainability innovations needed to realise these visions. They believe that women-led innovation is a key factor in achieving this goal, and we strive to empower women to lead the way.
  • To achieve our goal, they are building a Community of Practice that brings together women identified throughout the case studies and key innovation policy and governance stakeholders. They believe that building on the power of social networks will allow us to create a supportive and collaborative environment that encourages innovation and sustainability.