ESFARM ESFARM is promoted by a Consortium formed by the most influential Agricultural Associations of Spain, Italy and Greece and a selected number of organizations and companies that provide the necessary know-how and support.
We have the support of the European Commision through the Work Programme Horizon 2020.
The current members of the RESFARM are the following:
Unións Agrarias-UPA (Spain)
Unións Agrarias-UPA (UUAA) is a professional agricultural organization that brings together, represents and defends the interests of more than 80,000 professionals in the agriculture and livestock industry in Spain. UPA is part of the Economic and Social Council (CES) and participates in every regional or national forum for dialogue and representation in Spain. UUAA has over 28 years of experience in defending the rights of farmers, their economic and social conditions, training and qualifications. UUAA brings to the consortium a profound knowledge of the agrarian sector and its capacity to reach and mobilize thousands of farmers across Spain. It is the leading partner of RESFARM.
Agricoltura è Vita Associazione (Italy)
The Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori–CIA represents more than 900,000 farmers around the country, being one of the largest agrarian organizations in Europe. CIA is present in RESFARM through Agricoltore e Vita, the entity in charge of training and research activities of CIA. As part of the RESFARM consortium, this organization will be responsible of a number of research and dissemination actions to be developed in Italy. CIA has a second-to-none track record in promoting the economic and social development of farmers, agri-food operators and communities in rural Italy.
Panhellenic Confederation of Unions of Agricultural Cooperatives (PASEGES) was established in 1935 and is the leading body of Greece’s Agricultural Cooperative Organizations. During its 80 years of existence PASEGES has been a reference in supporting, promoting, boosting and coordinating farmers´ activities in Greece. PASEGES also represents Greek farmers at a European and international level in addition to its work within the country. PASEGES is formed by more than 750,000 farmers and 6,500 cooperatives and cooperative unions.
Banco Sabadell (Spain)
Banco Sabadell is the fourth largest Spanish private banking group. The entity comprises a network of banks, brands, subsidiaries and affiliates that cover the whole spectrum of the financial services from consumer finance to international trade. It has a network of 2,320 branches (2,267 domestic and 53 international), 17,529 employees and 6.4 million customers. It is quoted on the Madrid Stock Market (SAB) and forms part of the IBEX35.
ela ingeniería y medio ambiente (Spain)
ela Ingeniería y medio ambiente is a consulting firm specialized in renewable energy and environmental management. The company was founded in 2007 by a group of professionals with extensive experience in the energy sector. The types of projects that ela has developed include wind farms, photovoltaic systems, co-generation plants, energy efficiency and saving interventions, environmental impact studies and a wide range of services related to renewable energy and environmental management.
Biomass Research (Netherland)
Biomass Research is a research and consulting firm devoted to the development, evaluation of bioenergy and biobased production. Biomass Research collaborates with a range of stakeholders in industry, science, policy and NGO’s. Its activities include: production potential assessment, biomass and residue availability, nutrient and organic matter balances, change of land usage, carbon debt, GHG, market analysis and chain development, certification advice, as well as decentral bioenergy production development.
Universidade da Coruña (Spain)
The University of A Coruña is a public institution whose primary objective is the generation, management and dissemination of culture and scientific, technological and professional knowledge through the development of research and teaching. The university is oriented towards scientific and technical areas, including engineering, IT and architecture. Its staff includes 1,395 academics and researchers distributed between 43 departments. More than 20,000 students attend the 24 schools and departments included in the university.
Instituto Energético de Galicia (Spain)
INEGA (Institute of Energy of Galicia) is a public body of the Xunta de Galicia, the regional governing body, responsible for the energy policy of the region. INEGA provides support to the public authorities, which strengthens public administration activities in the field of energy. Its focus is on encouraging greater use of renewable energy and energy efficiency with the aim of reducing CO2 emissions and the dependence on foreign energy.
The Galician Association of Agricultural Cooperatives (AGACA) belongs to the Cooperativas Agro-alimentarias de España and the General Committee for Agricultural Cooperation in the European Union (COGECA). AGACA is the representative organization of agricultural cooperatives in their economic, business and social issues. Cooperative members include representative players of the agriculture and livestock sector in Spain. It also participates in programs and projects of the European Union and offers an information and training service on issues of interest to agricultural cooperatives.
Sindicato Labrego Galego (Spain)
Sindicato Labrego Galego (SLG) is an agrarian association committed to the development of a sustainable livelihood for farmers and rural communities. Since its foundation in 1977, SLG has been active in defending the interests of its affiliates and promoting the consolidation and diversification of the agrarian income. It is part of the Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Agricultores y Ganaderos, one of the leading associations of farmers in Spain.
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. NREL develops renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and practices, advances related science and engineering, and transfers knowledge and innovations to address the nation’s energy and environmental goals. NREL established the Solar Access to Public Capital, a working group aimed to develop the materials and engagement necessary to channel resources from institutional investors to distributed renewable energy investment.