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Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration (NEFERTITI)

Description:

The objective of NEFERTITI is to establish an EU-wide highly connected network of demonstration and pilot farms designed to enhance knowledge exchanges, cross fertilization among actors and efficient innovation uptake in the farming sector through peer-to-peer demonstration of techniques on 10 major agricultural challenges in Europe, contributing to a more competitive, sustainable and climate-smart agriculture.

10 interactive thematic networks have been created, bringing together 45 regional clusters (hubs) of demo-farmers and innovations actors: advisors, education, NGOs, researchers, industry and policy makers. The themes have been selected based on the feasibility of the demonstration, the expected impact, the effectiveness of the demo-activities and the innovation potential. Together they cover a balanced range of topics in the three main agricultural sectors: animal production, arable farming and horticultural production. So far, over 450 demo-farmers and innovation actors have been involved in the regional and national hubs. In 2019, they have organized and/or connected to Nefertiti project, 267 demonstration events focused on the 10 thematic of the networks.

A monitoring and learning program supports the systematic extraction of lessons learnt, lessons to be shared with wide audiences including AKIS (Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems) actors and public authorities. A web based platform unlocks the experience, actors, demo details and the related content for widespread sharing, enhanced by the dedicated production of relevant material (including high-quality videos) in each partner’s language. NEFERTITI will engage a policy dialogue with EU Regions to meet farmers and policy makers’ interests in view of the networks’ sustainability.

Project information

Lead

Association de Coordination Technique Agricole (ACTA), France

Partners

MINISTARSTVO POLJOPRIVREDE, Croatia
CENTRUM DORADZTWA ROLNICZEGO W BRWINOWIE, Poland
ASSEMBLEE PERMANENTE DES CHAMBRES D'AGRICULTURE, France
BIOSENSE INSTITUTE - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIOSYSTEMS, Serbia
UNIVERSIDAD DE ALMERIA, Spain
FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUR BIOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU STIFTUNG, Switzerland
GRUENLANDZENTRUM NIEDERSACHEN/BREMEN E.V., Germany
SZECHENYI ISTVAN UNIVERSITY, Hungary
INNOVATION FOR AGRICULTURE, United Kingdom
INOVISA - ASSOCIACAO PARA A INOVACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO EMPRESARIAL, Portugal
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS, France
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF ORGANIC AGRICULTURE MOVEMENTS EUROPEAN UNION REGIONAL GROUP, Sweden
THE JAMES HUTTON INSTITUTE, United Kingdom
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY SERVICE, Bulgaria
PROAGRIA ETELA-POHJANMAA RY, Finland
Provincie Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
REGIONE TOSCANA, Italy
SEINAJOEN AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY, Finland
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, Ireland
INSTITUTO NAVARRO DE TECNOLOGIAS E INFRAESTRUCTURAS AGROALIMENTARIAS SA, Spain
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH, Netherlands
OKO OBSTBAU NORDDEUTSCHLAND VERSUCHS- UND BERATUNGSRING E.V., Germany
COMITE EUROPEEN DES GROUPEMENTS DE CONSTRUCTEURS DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, Belgium
EIGEN VERMOGEN VAN HET INSTITUUT VOOR LANDBOUW- EN VISSERIJONDERZOEK, Belgium
INAGRO, PROVINCIAAL EXTERN VERZELFSTANDIGD AGENTSCHAP IN PRIVAATRECHTELIJKE VORM VZW, Belgium
AUTONOOM PROVINCIEBEDRIJF HOOIBEEKHOEVE, Belgium
GEMEENTE WESTLAND, Netherlands
BIOLAND BERATUNG GMBH, Germany
DEMETER EV, Germany
NATURLAND - VERBAND FUR OKOLOGISCHEN LANDBAU EV, Germany
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE AGRONOMIA, Portugal

Source of funding

H2020-EU.3.2.1.1.; H2020-EU.3.2.1.3.; H2020-EU.3.2.1.2.

Published in Climate-ADAPT May 28 2021   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT May 28 2021

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