Project partners

FLINT pools EU expertise on the developments in policies, impact analysis, micro economic data sets, environmental indicators, sustainability measurements, innovation monitoring and up-to-date ICT from different member states. Several partners have substantial experience in collecting and analyzing FADN data in their own countries. They also have ample experience in implementing new policy needs by defining and collecting data on a coherent set of farm level indicators. The different partners of the consortium have specialized expertise in the various areas covered by the WPs. These complementary skills and experiences comprise the practical handling of FADN data by some partners and long-standing experiences in agricultural economics, modeling and policy assessments by others. Together they strengthen the knowledge base of FLINT. WPs fit the experience and interest of individual partners. Partners have a wider focus which will facilitate discussions in joint meetings. Partners are very much committed to the success of the project, as the data infrastructure to be developed is key to their own research and data collecting strategies. All partners have successfully cooperated before in different combinations and different projects.

  • LEI-WUR (Coordinator)

    DLO Foundation (Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek)

    LEI Wageningen UR is a leading social-economic research institute in international terms and an independent, strategic partner for government and companies. The unique data, models and knowledge of LEI support customers in policy and decision-making and ultimately contribute to a more sustainable world.
    Hans Vrolijk

  • AKI

    Agrargazdasagi Kutato Intezet (Research Institute of Agricultural Economics), Hungary

    The Research Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI) is the most significant centre of agricultural economics research in Hungary. AKI collects and analyses information, performs research and distributes the results obtained through its publications. AKI is the FADN Liaison Agency of Hungary. The institute bridges the gap between decision makers and farmers, processors, distributors and universities, and connects Hungary with the rest of the world and theory with practice.
    Szilárd Keszthelyi

  • Luke

    Natural Resources Institute, Finland

    Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) is a research and expert organization promoting bioeconomy and sustainable use of natural resources. Luke brings together expertise in renewable natural resources and responsible food production and provides innovative solutions that promote new business activities. The cross-disciplinary research data and expertise support responsible decision-making both domestically and internationally. Research on natural resources benefits the consumers by providing information on health and well-being, and by supporting the vitality of Finnish nature.
    Arto Latukka


    Instytut Ekomiki Rolnictwa I Gospodarki Zywnosciowej-Panstwowy Instytut Badawcy, Poland

    IAFE-NRI is an independent scientific and research centre with 60 years of scientific achievement and experience in analysing economic and production processes in the Polish agriculture and food economy from the micro and macro perspective. The scientific research conducted at IAFE-NRI is focused on key issues of the agriculture and rural areas such as economic performance of farms, social and environmental aspects and in particular sustainability of agriculture and rural development. IAFE-NRI maintain different databases with own collected and elaborated data. One of them is FADN database as IAFE-NRI is a Liaison Agency for FADN in Poland. For more info please visit
    Lech Goraj


    Instituto Navarro De Tecnologias e Infraestructuras Agrolimentarias, Spain

    The Institute for Agrifood Technology and Infrastructures of Navarra (INTIA) is a public company attached to the Department of Rural Development, Environment and Local Administration of the Government of Navarra, Spain. INTIA offers advanced market-oriented services for the development of the agrifood sector based on quality, efficiency, innovation and sustainability criteria.
    Juan Manuel Intxaurrandieta

  • ZALF

    Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Germany

    The Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF) explores ecosystems in agricultural landscapes and the development of ecologically and economically tenable land use systems. ZALF focuses on highlighting perspectives for the sustainable use of the resource landscape in the context of the development of rural areas, using the example of its model regions, arising from current and anticipated social discussions.
    Sandra Uthes

  • Teagasc

    The Agriculture and Food Authority of Ireland, Ireland

    Teagasc is the agriculture and food development authority in Ireland. Its mission is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bioeconomy that will underpin profitability, competitiveness and sustainability.
    Mary Ryan

  • Demeter

    Demeter/ Agreri - Hellenic Agricultural Organization - Demeter, Greece

    Hellenic Agricultural Organization-DEMETER is a legal entity of the public sector, under the auspices of the Hellenic Ministry of Agricultural Development and Food (HMADF). It consists of 11 Institutes. The Agriculture Economics and Policy Research Institute (AGRERI) is the major Greek research institute that focuses on economic, managerial and social issues in the agri-food sector. AGRERI is part of DG-Agricultural Research within DEMETER. It informs and enhances public and private decision-making on economic, social and policy issues related to agriculture, food, natural resources, and sustainable rural development.
    Irene Tzouramani

  • INRA

    INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique

    INRA is the French institute for agricultural research, a public targeted research institute under the joint authority of the ministry in charge of research and the ministry in charge of agriculture. Activities carried out within FLINT project are conducted and coordinated by the SMART (Structures and Markets in Agriculture, Resources and Territories) economics joint research unit, located in Rennes. The SMART team is complemented with other economists and environmental scientists belonging to other INRA units. Namely the ODR (Observatory of Rural Development) support unit located in Toulouse, the Agronomy and Environment joint research unit (located in Colmar), and the SAS (Soil, Agro- and hydro-Systems) joint research unit located in Rennes. A total of 59 person-months are devoted to the project.
    Laure Latruffe

  • Crop-R

    CROP-R BV, Netherlands

    Crop-R is an online open data network that makes cultivation information accessible through a geographical interface for the entire agricultural sector. This creates an acceleration in the exchange of data, knowledge and experience. Within the agricultural sector we want to produce more at lower cost, with less environmental impact and less waste of natural resources that nature provides. Close cooperation and communication is needed between all parties to achieve this. This communication is severely hampered by the cultivation information being distributed in different data systems accross the world. Crop-R is the Switch to Sustain. This switch to unified information and communication breaks down barriers and makes the desired acceleration for sustainable agriculture possible by everyone.
    Ivor Bosloper

  • UHOH

    University of Hohenheim, Germany

    The Department of Rural Sociology at the Institute for Social Sciences in Agriculture focuses on the study and the enhancement of social processes in rural areas. The overall aims of research and teaching activities are to promote awareness of the diversity and challenges of rural ways of life, to provide methodological support to stakeholders in agriculture and rural areas as they look for ways of solving of present and acute problems, and to promote the understanding and management of innovation processes that increase the sustainability of land uses and lifestyles.
    Andrea Knierim