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Improving farmers' wellbeing through social innovation

Objective

The main objective of FARMWELL is to ensure that individual farmers and farming families benefit fully from social innovation research and practices, which in turn will result in strengthening farmers’ wellbeing and linkages between the farming sector and the wider society. In an increasingly globalised and modernised world, the agricultural sector is facing a series of economic, environmental and social pressures and challenges. The characteristics of globalisation include the worldwide spread of new technologies, particularly in communications, but also in production systems (e.g. precision farming) and in the functioning of entire food chains. While economic and environmental implications of a globalising and modernising agriculture have been discussed more widely, there is also increasing attention, and consequently an increasing body of research and policy interventions on the social implications. Pressures and related social consequences - such as mental health issues, isolation, weakening family ties - are present at all levels from the individual farmers, through farming families to farming communities. An alarming sign of the serious social issues is the increasing suicide rate of farmers. The social challenges that farmers, farming families and communities have been facing call for new and innovative solutions. Social innovations have been identified as possible ways to address challenges. In the context of agriculture and farming, social innovation is mostly associated with improving agricultural practices to improve the wellbeing of the wider society (e.g. through food safety or environmentally friendly food production). Social innovation is rarely offered as a solution to improve the social wellbeing of farmers and farming families. The main novelty of FARMWELL is that it aims to identify and make more accessible those social innovation practices that can help improving the social wellbeing of farmers and farming families.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health/epidemics prevention
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /engineering and technology/other engineering and technologies/food and beverages/food safety
  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

E40 GROUP EUROPAI GAZDASAGI EGYESULES
Address
Piheno Utca 10
2083 Solymar
Hungary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 571 531,25

Participants (15)

EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 192 562,50
Address
Burg. Van Gansberghelaan 92 Bus 1
9820 Merelbeke
Activity type
Research Organisations
INNOVATIESTEUNPUNT VOOR LANDBOUW ENPLATTELAND
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 131 000
Address
Diestsevest 40
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Other
FERM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 78 847,50
Address
Remylaan 4B
3018 Leuven
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 130 625
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONFEDERAZIONE NAZIONALE COLDIRETTI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 91 468,75
Address
Via Xxiv Maggio 43
00187 Roma
Activity type
Other
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 62 485
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGROTIKOS SYNETAIRISMOS STEBIA ELLAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 58 343,75
Address
Stirfaka, Lamia
35100 Stirfaka Lamia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEMZETI AGRARKUTATASI ES INNOVACIOS KOZPONT
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 103 718,75
Address
Szent Gyorgyi Albert Utca 4
2100 Godollo
Activity type
Other
MAGYAR SZOCIALIS FARM SZOVETSEG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 35 531,25
Address
Barathegyalja Ut 156
3535 Miskolc
Activity type
Other
KUJAWSKO-POMORSKI OSRODEK DORADZTWA ROLNICZEGO W MINIKOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 53 187,50
Address
Minikowo 1
89-122 Minikowo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
INSTYTUT ROZWOJU WSI I ROLNICTWA POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 65 218,75
Address
Ul Nowy Swiat 72
00330 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
HIGHCLERE CONSULTING SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 114 900
Address
Str. Tohanita 28B Oras Zarnesti
505800 Brasov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ASOCIATIA TINUTUL BARSEI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 37 500
Address
Str Feldioarei 1
500090 Halchiu Brasov
Activity type
Other
STICHTING NIEUWE HELDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 158 500
Address
Tolhuisweg 2
1031 CL Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 114 306,25
Address
The Park
GL50 2RH Cheltenham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments