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Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration

Title OriginalNetworking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration

NEFERTITI continues the activities of the project PLAID. NEFERTITI will establish an EU-wide highly connected network of well-specified demonstration and pilot farms, which is designed to enhance thematic knowledge exchanges, cross fertilisation among actors and efficient innovation uptake in the farming sector through peer-to-peer demonstration of techniques.

Detailed Description
  • Developing Dynamic Action Plans by identifying the needs of demonstration actors and networks in terms of knowledge and know-how for networks ‘activities taking into account the diversity of EU AKIS.
  • Supporting cycles of demo-activities and peer-to-peer learning in the regional hubs that will be established involving all relevant AKIS actors. It is aiming on how to improve uptake of knowledge among farmers and improve science-practice interactions.
  • Establishing a web-based platform including knowledge reservoirs related to demo-activities including ready-to-use knowledge from other national, EU and EIP related projects organised by themes and sectors.

At the coordination level:

  • Establishing and sustaining interactive thematic networks at regional, national and EU levels by sectors and themes (and with the EIP related projects/landscape) to boost knowledge exchanges and cross fertilisation.
  • Fostering the learning process of all actors involved in demo-activities throughout the networks to identify best practices for demonstrations and interactivity between demonstrations on similar themes over Europe.
  • Improving the policy dialogue and networking the regional European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) managing authorities to ensure the network sustainability.
  • Promoting effective use of demo-and network activities by communicating and disseminating the practical-oriented outcomes adapted at local level.
Financing/ Donor
  • European Commission, Horizon 2020
    • Call: Rural Renaissance - Fostering innovation and business opportunities
    • Topic: RUR-12-2017: Networking European farms to boost thematic knowledge exchanges and close the innovation gap
(Research) Program
  • European Commission, Horizon 2020
Project partners
  • Association de coordination technique agricole (ACTA)
  • Advisory Service Croatia (ASC)
  • Agricultural Advisory Center in Brwinów (AAC)
  • Agrolink Vlaanderen (AL)
  • Assemblée permanente des chambres d’agriculture (APCA)
  • Biosense Institute - Research and development institute for information technologies in biosystems (BIOS)
  • University of Almería (UAL)
  • Forschungsinstitut fur Biologischenlandbau Stiftung (FiBL)
  • Gruenlandzentrum Niedersachsen (Centre for Grassland) (GLZ)
  • Széchenyi István Egyetem (SZE)
  • Innovation for Agriculture (IFA)
  • INOVISA - Associação para a Inovação e o Desenvolvimento Empresaria (INOVISA)
  • Inra Transfert (IT)
  • International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM)
  • James Hutton Institute (HUTTON)
  • Natzionalna slujba za saveti v zemedelieto (NAAS)
  • ProAgria Etelä-Pohjanmaa (ProAgria EP)
  • Province of Zuid-Holland (PZH)
  • Regione Toscana (RT)
  • Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK)
  • The Agriculture and Food Development Authority (Teagasc)
  • Tecnologías e Infraestructuras Agroalimentarias (INTIA)
  • Wageningen Research (WR)
  • Öko-Obstbau Nordeutschland Versuchs und Beratungsring (ÖON)
  • Comité européen du machinisme agricole (CEMA)
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
Role of FiBL

Project partner

Research area
  • Dissemination & Outreach (Department of Extension, Training and Communication)
  • Society & Innovation (Department of Socio-Economic Sciences)
  • Training Coordination (Department of Extension, Training and Communication)
FiBL project number 55307
Date modified 12.11.2019