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New Entrant netWork: Business models for Innovation, entrepreneurship and resilience in European agriculture

Objective

Sustaining a cohort of new entrants is crucial to the ongoing vitality, resilience and competitiveness of the agricultural sector and rural regions in Europe. New entrants bring with them innovation and entrepreneurialism, as well as practical skills and networks developed on farms and through off-farm employment. However, new entrants face considerable challenges in entering the sector, particularly access to land, capital, labour and markets, but also business skills and knowledge development on both applied and theoretical levels. Analysis of Eurostat figures suggests that there is not an adequate replacement rate of young farmers in many European countries, although there is evidence of considerable innovation and comparatively high rates of new entrants in others (Zagata and Sutherland, 2015). The NEWBIE Network (New Entrant netWork: Business models for Innovation, entrepreneurship and resilience in European agriculture) has been designed to address the significant challenge of enabling new entrants to successfully establish sustainable farm businesses in Europe. The NEWBIE network will facilitate the development and dissemination of new business models, including new entry models, to the full range of new entrants - from successors to complete newcomers to the agricultural sector. This will be achieved by a transdisciplinary network of farming organisations, educators, advisors, researchers and industry stakeholders, who will assemble, assess and exchange the state of the art on new entrant farming enterprises, and establish national and European new entrant support networks. NEWBIE will focus particularly on enabling innovative business models developed by new entrants to be integrated into academic research and educational curricula, and broadly disseminated to new entrants across Europe.

Call for proposal

H2020-RUR-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-RUR-2017-1

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Net EU contribution
€ 420 534,50
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 269 365,00
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee

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Region
Perth & Kinross and Stirling
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 250 125,00
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
Net EU contribution
€ 156 332,50
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora

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Region
Continente Alentejo Alentejo Central
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FACHHOCHSCHULE SUEDWESTFALEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 167 375,00
Address
Baarstrasse 6
58636 Iserlohn

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Märkischer Kreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 149 375,00
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RENETA (RESEAU NATIONAL DES ESPACES-TEST AGRICOLES)
France
Net EU contribution
€ 183 500,00
Address
55 Rue Saint Cleophas
34070 Montpellier

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Region
Occitanie Languedoc-Roussillon Hérault
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 161 371,25
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SDRUJENIE-BISNES INKUBATOR-GOTSE DELCHEV, TSENTAR ZA PODPOMAGANE NA PREDPRIEMACHESTVOTO
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 116 937,50
Address
4 Skopie Str
2900 Gotse Delchev

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен Благоевград
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
BUND DER DEUTSCHEN LANDJUGEND E.V. (BDL)
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 120 125,00
Address
Claire-waldoff-str. 7
10117 Berlin

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00