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AgriLink. Agricultural Knowledge: Linking farmers, advisors and researchers to boost innovation.

Objective

AgriLink aims to stimulate sustainability transitions in European agriculture through better understanding the roles played by farm advice in farmer decision-making.
To this end, AgriLink will analyse and improve the role of farmer advice in 8 innovation areas that combine challenges identified in the “Strategic Approach to EU Agricultural Research & Innovation”. AgriLink builds on the premise that the full range of advice-providing organisations need to be included in the assessment of service provision and innovation adoption.
The methodology combines theoretical insights with cutting edge research methods within a multi-actor, transdisciplinary approach. It draws on ‘micro-AKIS’ (individuals and organisations from whom farmers seek services and exchange knowledge with) analysis in 26 focus regions, sociotechnical scenario development and ‘living laboratories’ where farmers, advisors and researchers work together. Research in focus regions will provide insight in farmers’ micro-AKIS, advisory suppliers’ business models, and regional farm advisory systems. This will feed an assessment of the efficacy of governance of farm-advice-research interactions across Europe. Newly developed advisory methods and new forms of research-practice interaction will be validated and further developed in Living Laboratories. A socio-technical scenario method will be used to explore, jointly with stakeholders, transition pathways towards more sustainable agriculture.
Crucially, AgriLink builds on insights and experiences from both research and practice. The consortium consists of researchers from different disciplines (institutional economics, innovation studies, AKIS studies, sociology of networks), as well as of advisors (from public, private and farmer-based organisations) from across the EU. Actors from advisory services will be active in the validation and dissemination of results, to ensure that all project findings are both scientifically sound and practically useful.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/sustainable agriculture

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 667 549

Participants (15)

CENTRUM DORADZTWA ROLNICZEGO W BRWINOWIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 117 093,75
Address
Ul Pszczelinska 99
05 840 Brwinow
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
GEOPONIKO PANEPISTIMION ATHINON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 167 136,31
Address
Iera Odos 75
118 55 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOVATIESTEUNPUNT VOOR LANDBOUW ENPLATTELAND
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 326 262,50
Address
Diestsevest 40
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Other
EKOTOXA SRO
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 135 400
Address
Fisova 403/7
602 00 Brno
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HIGHCLERE CONSULTING SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 237 454,50
Address
Str. Tohanita 28B Oras Zarnesti
505800 Brasov
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 252 250
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUTO NAVARRO DE TECNOLOGIAS E INFRAESTRUCTURAS AGROALIMENTARIAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 329 335
Address
Avenida Serapio Huici 22 Villava
31610 Navarra
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NODIBINAJUMS BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 371 237,50
Address
Kokneses Prospekts 26-2
1014 Riga
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 194 422
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 547 760
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN RURALIS INSTITUTT FOR RURAL- OG REGIONALFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 338 225
Address
Universitetssenteret Dragvoll Loholt Alle 81
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 528 597,80
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 390 493,13
Address
Quinta De Prados
5000 911 Vila Real
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
USTAV ZEMEDELSKE EKONOMIKY A INFORMACI
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 109 887,50
Address
Manesova 75
120 00 Praha 2
Activity type
Other
VINIDEA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 286 862,50
Address
Piazza 1 Maggio 20
29028 Ponte Dell Olio Piacenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)