13 Synthesis Country Reports
In this section are uploaded the 13 Synthesis Country Reports that were prepared by all the AgriLink partners involved in WP2. These reports provide in-depth qualitative and quantitative insights on the micro-AKIS (Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems at the farmer micro scale) supporting farmer’s decision-making related to innovation uptake, with a focus on the role played by advisors. A total of 32 case studies were conducted in 13 European countries: Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Poland, Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom.
Each case study addresses a specific innovation area from a set of nine clusters comprising ICT innovations (milking robots, drones, intelligent irrigation sensors and precision farming); Biological pest control innovative farming practices for plant protection; Soil improvement cropping systems; Non-technological innovations related with marketing, financial and organisational aspects, grouped into four areas, retro-innovation, introduction of new crops, direct marketing, and the developing of new activities in the farm; and finally social innovations, including collaborative arrangements for collective management of natural resources and for farm labour.
More details about the 32 case studies can be found here.