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The Steering Committee is responsible for monitoring the implementation of the project and especially the information flow between the different work packages. It also decides on the financial management of the project. The Steering Committee exists of the leaders and co-leaders of the work packages with one being a scientific institute and the other a farmer organisation. In addition, three more practice partners have been co-opted in the Steering Committee. This will ensure that the farmer’s perspective is fully integrated in all aspects of the project.



List of work package leaders and co-leaders:

Co-opted members

The project is implemented by the following partners:

 

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IFOAM EU, Belgium
Contact:
Bram Moeskops
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FiBL, Switzerland
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Malgorzata Conder
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Helga WIller
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Organic Research Centre, UK
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Katie Bliss
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Bioland Beratung GmbH, Germany
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Stephanie Fischinger
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Aarhus University (ICROFS), Denmark
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Ilse Rasmussen
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AIAB, Italy
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Cristina Micheloni
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FiBL Projekte GmbH, Germany
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Boris Liebl
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FiBl Österreich, Austria
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Andreas Kranzler
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ÖMKI, Hungary
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Dora Drexler
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Con Marche Bio, Italy
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Carlo Ponzio
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Estonian Organic Farming Foundation, Estonia
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Airii Vetemaa
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BioForum Vlaanderen, Belgium
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An Jamart
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ITAB, France
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Laurence Fontaine
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SEGES, Denmark
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Frank Oudshorn
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Bioselena, Bulgaria
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Stoilko Apostolov
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EUFRAS, Latvia
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Lasma Ozala
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IAMB, Italy
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Lina Al Bitar
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IFOAM EU, Belgium
Contact:
Bram Moeskops

FiBL, Switzerland
Contact:
Malgorzata Conder
&
Helga WIller

Organic Research Centre, UK
Contact:
Katie Bliss

Bioland Beratung GmbH, Germany
Contact:
Stephanie Fischinger

Aarhus University (ICROFS), Denmark
Contact:
Ilse Rasmussen

AIAB, Italy
Contact:
Cristina Micheloni

FiBL Projekte GmbH, Germany
Contact:
Boris Liebl

FiBl Österreich, Austria
Contact:
Andreas Kranzler

ÖMKI, Hungary
Contact:
Dora Drexler

Con Marche Bio, Italy
Contact:
Carlo Ponzio

Estonian Organic Farming Foundation, Estonia
Contact:
Airii Vetemaa

BioForum Vlaanderen, Belgium
Contact:
An Jamart

ITAB, France
Contact:
Laurence Fontaine

SEGES, Denmark
Contact:
Frank Oudshorn

Bioselena, Bulgaria
Contact:
Stoilko Apostolov

EUFRAS, Latvia
Contact:
Lasma Ozala

IAMB, Italy
Contact:
Lina Al Bitar

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Online Knowledge Platform

Lead partners: ICROFS and IFOAM EU

OK-Net Arable will build a knowledge platform to make the selected advisory materials available online. The knowledge platform will integrate social media tools to facilitate discussion and learning among farmers, farm advisers and researchers all over Europe. The platform will also integrate information from other relevant sources, such as the online archive for organic farming research Organic Eprints and the EIP-AGRI website. Finally, the knowledge platform will contain online training courses for farm advisers developed by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (IAMB). The aim of the courses will be to make farm advisers familiar with the selected tools and materials and so promote their use by advisory services.

Deliverables

The knowledge platform was launched the 3rd of October 2016. Visit the platform

 

 

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Target groups

  • Farmers involved in the farmer innovation groups: 
    will contribute to the selection of advisory tools and subsequently test them. Testing the tools in a practical context will provide insight in their usefulness, potential and limits. Farmers will also be encouraged to share their experiences with the tools in the online knowledge platform.

  • Other (organic) farmers: 
    are invited to participate in the discussions on the online knowledge platform and are encouraged to use and test the advisory materials selected by the project.

  • Farm advisors, innovation brokers, agricultural school teachers: 
    the project will demonstrate the relevance of the selected advisory materials for use in advisory services and teaching, in particular through self-learning on-line courses.

  • Scientists:  
    will be informed about the outcomes of the project as well as experiences gained with multi-actor learning. Synthesis reports on state-of-the art scientific knowledge and best practices will be disseminated to the scientific world.

  • Decision makers:  
    will be informed abuot the project activities and outcomes. Experiences gained with knowledge exchange and multi-actor learning in OK-Net Arable will help decision makers design future steps in the implementation of EIP-AGRI.

  • General public:  
    the project aims to show to the general public that the organic sector is innovative and continuously seeking to improve production and sustainability performance.

Network farmer innovation groups

Lead partners: Organic Research Centre and Bioland Beratung

The consortium of OK-Net Arable involves 9 partners that work directly with farmers or farmer groups engaged in research and innovation. A special work package has been set up to link these farmer innovation groups with the other activities of the project. The work package will start with identifying the existing knowledge in these groups as well as their challenges and preferred approaches to overcome these challenges. The main task of the work package is however the testing of the advisory materials selected and developed by the project. The aim of this is to better understand the success factors that make advisory materials effective and useful in a practical context.

Deliverables

Read about the farmer innovation groups