AgriSpin identifies best practice for innovation and support systems
The EU-project “AgriSpin – Space for innovations in Agriculture” seeks to find the answers to those questions and many more by identifying best practices for innovation and support systems in European agriculture.
The Agrispin Project aims at creating space for agricultural innovations, “through amplifying good examples of innovation support systems and through multiactor learning about ways to stimulate innovation and remove obstacles” (AGRISPIN Grand Agreement). The research approach for achieving such an aim is based on the in-depth exploration of a number of selected innovation cases during 13 cross visits (CV) in the project partners’ countries. Participants/ project partners in each CV endeavour to gain a deeper understanding of innovation processes and inspiration for improvements of the services being offered, finding a method for exploring innovation practices and the role of support service providers and contributing to the creation of a professional network of innovation support agents(Grand Agreement).
The AgriSpin project will examine the practice of innovation today by answering questions such as: How does the European farmer seek information and support? What competencies does he expect of his adviser? What kind of support system is in place today? By doing so, AgriSpin intends to uncover best cases for innovation and identify the type of innovation support system that makes for the most optimal innovation process.
By establishing a strong innovation network between the partners of the AgriSpin project as well as reaching out to European agricultural networks, innovation networks, EU-funded innovation projects and to politicians, on a European, regional and national level, AgriSpin hopes to contribute to a strengthened innovation effort in European agriculture.
SEGES, Heidi Hundrup Rasmussen, Agro Food Park 15, DK-8200 Aarhus N, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: +45 8740 5516
1 SEGES (DK), Heidi Hundrup Rasmussen, email@example.com,
2 Dutch Southern Farmers Organisation (NL), Peter Paree, firstname.lastname@example.org, and E. Wielinga, Eelke.email@example.com
3 University of Hohenheim (D), Andrea Knierim, firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Union of Chambers of Agriculture (D), Michael Kuegler, email@example.com
5 Innovatiesteunpunt, ISP (B), Ilse Geyskens, firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Latvian Rural Advisory and Training Centre (LA), Kaspars Zurins, email@example.com
7 ACTA (FR), Adrien Guichaoua, firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Tuscany Region (IT), Fabio Boscaleri, email@example.com
9 ProAgria (FI), Hannu Haapala, firstname.lastname@example.org
10 IFOAM EU (B), Yulia Barabanova, email@example.com
11 Teagasc (EI), Tom Kelly, firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Cirad (F), Syndhia Mathé, email@example.com
13 Adept (RO), Nat Page, firstname.lastname@example.org
14 Agricultural University of Athens (GR), Alex Koutsouris, email@example.com
15 Fundacion Hazi Funazioa (E), Pilar Riaño, firstname.lastname@example.org
Project period: 2 ½ years, starting March 2015
Funding source: Horizon 2020- the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation
Funding budget: € 2,000,000
A Cross Visit is an across-the-border-meeting where all partners meet to evaluate the host country’s best practice cases for innovation.
The results from the AgriSpin project answers such questions as: What defines an innovative practice? What comprises a best practice for innovation? How do you select best practice cases for innovation? What type of guidelines do you follow when selecting cases? And last but not least: How do you train the ability to lead or perform an innovative process?
Final Framework for Selecting Best Practice Cases for Innovation
Final Guidelines and Template for Selection of Best Practice Cases
Final Inventory of Selected Best Practice Cases
Final Typology of Innovative Practices
List of Selected Best Practice Cases
Training Tool Kit
Browse the list of publications, articles, books, reports etc. from the AgriSpin project.
Also, consult the “Quick and Easy Materials”-section on the AgriSpin website to get an overview of the quick and easy guidelines for innovative practices.
Draw Inspiration From the AgriSpin Results By Attending the End Conference In July In Crete
Biosampo Reduces Odor and Minimizes the Need For Transport in Finland
An Investment Support Team and a Building Blog Was the Formula For Success at Keisala Farm
The Feed Wall Reduces Investment Cost and the Risk of Diseases at Dairy Farms
Pearls and Puzzles From the French Cross Visit
Saving the Honey Production in Gaudeloupe Is a Goal Worth Fighting For
The Citrus Production in Guadeloupe Needs Help to Recover
Saving the Yam Production in Guadeloupe Is a Local Priority
ADEPT organized a Cross Visit in Sighișoara – Târnava Mare area between 4th and 7th July 2016.
During the visit the following 4 cases have been analyzed:
7.3 News article on the AgriSpin website about the cases and the Cross Visit:
Romanian Agriculture Benefits From Innovative Ideas - http://agrispin.eu/romanian-agriculture-benefits-from-innovative-ideas/
This project has received funding from theEuropean Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 652642
Action acronym: AGRISPIN
Action full title: "Space for Agricultural Innovation"
Grant agreement no: 652642
Video spots from the Cross Visit in Belgium
Advisory Board – case from the Belgian Cross Visit
Agrocoach – case from the Belgian Cross Visit
Distrikempen – case from the Belgian Cross Visit
Food Innovation Academy – case from the Belgian Cross Visit
Video spot from the Cross Visit in Denmark
Miniature Wetlands in Denmark
Video spots from the Cross Visit in Finland
Environmental technology development at Eerola Farm in Finland
Feed Wall System development at Tikka Farm in Finland
Investment Support Team and Building Blog at Keisala Farm
Kirkkokallio Agroecological Concept
Video spot from the Cross Visit in Germany
Up-scaling of advisors’ qualification standards with CECRA as an example