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

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.

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

Address

Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 667 549

Participants (15)

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CENTRUM DORADZTWA ROLNICZEGO W BRWINOWIE

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 117 093,75

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 167 136,31

BOERENBONDVERENIGING VOOR INNOVATIEVE PROJECTEN VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 326 262,50

EKOTOXA SRO

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 135 400

HIGHCLERE CONSULTING SRL

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 237 454,50

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 252 250

INSTITUTO NAVARRO DE TECNOLOGIAS E INFRAESTRUCTURAS AGROALIMENTARIAS SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 329 335

NODIBINAJUMS BALTIC STUDIES CENTRE

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 371 237,50

THE OPEN UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 194 422

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 547 760

STIFTELSEN RURALIS INSTITUTT FOR RURAL- OG REGIONALFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 338 225

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 528 597,80

UNIVERSIDADE DE TRAS-OS-MONTES E ALTO DOURO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 390 493,13

USTAV ZEMEDELSKE EKONOMIKY A INFORMACI

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 109 887,50

VINIDEA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 286 862,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 727577

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2017

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.4.

H2020-EU.3.2.1.

H2020-EU.3.2.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 999 966,49

  • EU contribution

    € 4 999 966,49

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France