International Advisory Board

It comprises a range of external experts, including scientific experts, policy makers, advisory organisations, farmers’ representatives, and SMEs in the sectors of new technology diffusion in agriculture.

The members of the Advisory Board:

Andrès Montero, Association of Fruit and Vegetables Production Organizations (COEXPHAL), Almería, Spain

Anikó Juhász (co-chair of the SCAR-AKIS-WG4), Research Institute of Agricultural Economics, Budapest, Hungary

Dimitar Vanev, National Agricultural Advisory Service, Sofia, Bulgaria

Inge Van Oost, European Commission DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Brussels, Belgium

Marja Toivonen, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Renee Pardello, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, USA

Vincenzo Angileri, European Commission Joint Research Centre, Ispra, Italy

Laurens Klerkx, Wagenigen University & Research, The Netherlands

James Fitzgerald, Independent Agricultural Consultant, Ireland

The role of the Advisory Board is to:

  • Provide advice, quality assurance and shape the research agenda of AgriLink
  • Ensure that the views and needs of international decision makers’ experts’ and practitioners’ views and needs are included/taken into account, throughout the duration of the project and thus guarantee an effective two-way communication
  • Assist to disseminate the results generated by the research effort and
  • Support the implementation and integration of the developed tasks and outputs of the project.