Collaboration between practice and research for practical advances

- What are the needs of grassland based systems from breeding?

- What are the needs of the sector with respect to mixtures (agronomy, ecology, economy)?

- Stakeholder involvement and participative approaches

- Collaboration between research, industry, extension and farmers

- Criteria and requirements used in cultivar testing: do they fit the usage of the cultivars by farmers?

- What criteria of forage quality?

- Testing cultivars for grazing systems; testing cultivars for other specific purposes (e.g. production of protein or secondary metabolites).

- Indexes to aggregate cultivar characteristics (e.g. pasture profit index)

- Controlling & quality labelling of mixtures: examples from different countries

- Strategies for mixtures adoption by the farmers