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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-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA - Coordination and support action

Coordinator

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 420 534,50

Participants (9)

THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 269 365
Address
Errol Road Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 250 125
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE DE EVORA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 156 332,50
Address
Largo Dos Colegiais 2
7000 803 Evora
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACHHOCHSCHULE SUDWESTFALEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 167 375
Address
Baarstrasse 6
58636 Iserlohn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 149 375
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
RENETA (RESEAU NATIONAL DES ESPACES-TEST AGRICOLES)
France
EU contribution
€ 183 500
Address
55 Rue Saint Cleophas
34070 Montpellier
Activity type
Other
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 161 371,25
Address
Oak Park
R93 Carlow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SDRUJENIE-BISNES INKUBATOR-GOTSE DELCHEV, TSENTAR ZA PODPOMAGANE NA PREDPRIEMACHESTVOTO
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 116 937,50
Address
4 Skopie Str
2900 Gotse Delchev
Activity type
Other
BUND DER DEUTSCHEN LANDJUGEND E.V. (BDL)
Germany
EU contribution
€ 120 125
Address
Claire-waldoff-str. 7
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Other