Broadening the impact of EIP-AGRI Operational Groups in the field of Nutrient Management: knowledge exlploitation and easy-to-understand material for farmers and practitioners – NUTRI-KNOW
ClientEuropean Commission (HE)
Value of the services provided by WE&B
- stakeholder engagement
- stakeholder mapping / sna
- cops / living labs
- technology mapping
- business models
Over the past years, a great amount of knowledge on managing practices, technologies, products and recommendations in the primary sector has been developed by several EU funded projects. Despite the continuous flow of information, new or improved managing choices have not been appropriated by practitioners as expected.
The main objective of NUTRI-KNOW is to broaden EIP-AGRI Operational Group (OG) outcomes on the thematic of nutrient management across borders to modernise and dynamise the agricultural sector by collecting, translating and sharing easy-tounderstand and practice-oriented knowledge. NUTRI-KNOW will assure the appropriate adoption of the OGs results and experience by farmers, practitioners and other relevant end-users. To reach this ambitious goal, NUTRI-KNOW is built considering 12 EIP-AGRI OGs from 4 Member States (Spain, Italy, Belgium and Ireland), ensuring that at least one partner of the consortium has been involved in each OG. The engaged projects cover the whole value chain of nutrient management (livestock farming, storage systems, processing technologies, fertiliser production, transport and application). NUTRI-KNOW methodology is divided in 5 different steps:
(1) Data collection and analysis of all the outcomes of the engaged OGs, (2) Multi-approach analysis to establish a solid baseline of the current situation (policies, farming practices, needs and challenges), (3) Consolidation and translation of the knowledge in a language that can be easy to understand for farmers and practitioners, (4) Delivery and transfer of the practice-oriented material created in the
communication channels most consulted by farmers and (5) Interconnection of actors and territories with the creation of a Community of Practice. Finally, with all the knowledge gained during NUTRI-KNOW execution, the project will develop a Results Amplification Methodology that will serve as a guideline to upscale and broaden project outcomes effectively in any thematic of interest.
Services provided by WE&B
WE&B is leading Work Package 2 on Co-creation process to align EIP-AGRI OGs outcomes with stakeholders’ challenges and needs.
This WP aims to explore how the engaged OGs are aligned with current EU policies (top-down approach) and the challenges and needs of the farmers and the sector (bottom-up approach). WE&B will analyse the connections among actors involved in the OGs and relevant stakeholders/networks in the field of nutrient management, as well as the work already done in this field to avoid duplications.
The specific objectives are:
(i) Detect the alignment of OGs results with current market and legislative situation;
(ii) Identify the target-audience and the urgent needs, challenges and opportunities of the sector;
(iii) Adapt the knowledge gathered to the current territorial needs by developing a thematic-analysis methodology; and
(iv) Avoid duplication with ongoing or completed projects and networks.
FUNDACIO UNIVERSITARIA BALMES, Departament d'Acció Climàtica, Alimentació i Agenda Rural, FEDERACIO DE COOPERATIVES AGRARIES DE CATALUNYA, UNIVERSITEIT GENT, BIOGAS-E - PLATFORM VOOR IMPLEMENTATIE VAN ANAEROBE VERGISTING IN VLAANDEREN VZW, TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY, IOFGA CLG, AARHUS UNIVERSITET, CENTRO RICERCHE PRODUZIONI ANIMALI- C.R.P.A. SPA, EUROPEAN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION INSTITUTE (ESCI) GGMBH