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TRANSLATING THE MULTI-ACTOR APPROACH TO RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE USING A WORKSHOP APPROACH FOCUSING ON SPECIES MIXTURES

Hauggaard-Nielsen, Henrik; Lund, Soren; Aare, Ane Kirstine; Watson, Christine; Bedoussac, Laurent; Aubertot, Jean-Noël; Chongtham, Imam Raj; Bellostas, Natalia; Topp, Cairistiona F E; Hohmann, Pierre; Jensen, Erik Steen; Stadel, Maureen; Pinel, Bertrand and Justes, Eric (2021) TRANSLATING THE MULTI-ACTOR APPROACH TO RESEARCH INTO PRACTICE USING A WORKSHOP APPROACH FOCUSING ON SPECIES MIXTURES. Frontiers in Agricultural Science and Engineering, 8 (3), pp. 460-473.

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Summary

The EIP-Agri multiactor approach was exemplified during a 3-day workshop with 63 project participants from the EU H2020 funded project “Redesigning European cropping systems based on species MIXtures”. The objective was to share firsthand experience of participatory research among researchers who were mostly not familiar with this approach. Workshop participants were divided into smaller multidisciplinary groups and given the opportunity to interact with representatives from eight actor positions in the value chain of the agrifood cooperative Terrena located in Western France. The four stages of the workshop were: (1) key actor interviews, (2) sharing proposed solutions for overcoming barriers, and (3) developing possible interdisciplinary concepts.
Expressions of frustration were recorded serving both as a motivation for group members to become more aware of the scientific concerns and practices of their colleagues, as well as a recognition that some researchers have better skills integrating qualitative approaches than others. Nevertheless, the workshop format was an effective way to gain a common understanding of the pertinent issues that need to be addressed to meet overall multiactorapproach objectives. Working with the actor networks was identified and emphasized as a means to overcome existing barriers between academia and practice in order to coproduce a shared vision of the benefits of species mixture benefits.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:mixed cropping, knowledge management, Abacus, FiBL2006504, ReMIX
Agrovoc keywords:
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Value
URI
English
mixed cropping
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4871
English
knowledge management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_37890
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop combinations and interactions
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication > Technology transfer
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Seeds and breeding
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Remix
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727217
Deposited By: Hohmann, Dr. Pierre
ID Code:42562
Deposited On:03 Dec 2021 10:16
Last Modified:16 Feb 2022 09:52
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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