home    about    browse    search    latest    help 
Login | Create Account

Collective knowledge space and needed farmer engagements (ReMIX Practice abstract)

{Tool} Collective knowledge space and needed farmer engagements (ReMIX Practice abstract). Creator(s): Hauggaard-Nielsen, Henrik; Walker, Robin and Aare, Ane Kirstine. Issuing Organisation(s): RUC - Roskilde University, IFOAM EU. ReMIX Practice abstracts, no. 12. (2020)

[thumbnail of 12.png]
Preview
Image (PNG) - Cover Image - English
342kB
[thumbnail of Collective knowledge space and needed farmer engagements] PDF - English (Collective knowledge space and needed farmer engagements)
576kB

Document available online at: https://www.remix-intercrops.eu/content/download/4096/39000/version/1/file/Collective knowledge space and needed farmer engagements.pdf


Summary

Outcome
11 Multi-actor Platforms (MAPs) were built across Europe to share knowledge on species mixture strategies through a co-design process.
Practical recommendations
- Re-introduction of crop diversity strategies within codes of good agricultural practice is the starting point. To succeed in this, knowledge exchange barriers between research and practice, and along the value chains, need to be broken, increasing awareness and dialogue on valid species mixture use whilst securing implementation of locally relevant, practical and innovative solutions.
- Farmers are regarded as the key actors in designing viable and appealing species mixture systems and their input is crucial. The MAP approach creates a positive arena that can empower the farmers to create local solutions, increasing the success of crop mixture use in practice and building up a wider network of agricultural actors in order to develop viable economic/business models.
Practical testing/ Farmers' experiences
Several events and visits hosted by satellite farms and at the central hub site have been used to stimulate discussion about species mixtures which might work well in a given situation for a particular end purpose (co-design).


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Multi-actor Platforms (MAPs) share knowledge on species mixture strategies.
What problem does the tool address?:Species mixtures in the European farming landscape have almost disappeared despite an increasing number of studies documenting their agroecological benefits.
What solution does the tool offer?:Farmers' collective knowledge is the key in redesigning credible and socially valuable strategies and evaluating how it best fulfils the expectations of involved value-chain actors.
Country:Denmark
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:cropping systems, diversification, arable farming, low input agriculture, intercropping
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
cropping systems
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_1971
English
diversification
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2344
English
arable farming
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_36528
English
low input agriculture
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34370
English
intercropping
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3910
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Remix
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
Denmark > Other organizations
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727217
Related Links:https://www.remix-intercrops.eu/, https://ruc.dk/en, https://www.organicseurope.bio
Deposited By: Snigula, Jasmin
ID Code:39747
Deposited On:21 Apr 2021 10:08
Last Modified:10 May 2021 11:35
Document Language:English
Status:Published

Repository Staff Only: item control page

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics