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TN Learnings

Best Practices for Thematic Networks According to Past and Present Projects

This video outlines key recommendations that can help to set a Thematic Network project up for success.

Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation Strategies

This report presents a framework to support strategic decision making was developed outlining three complementary dissemination pathways to generate, multiply, and disperse knowledge. Further recommendations and examples of good practice also relate to dissemination and exploitation tools and channels.

Fostering the Multi-Actor Approach in TNs

Based on outcomes from our Paris workshop on 12th-13th December 2019, this report provides recommendations to foster the multi-actor approach in all project activities.

Report on EURAKNOS' Second Workshop

This report provides the outline, methodologies and main results of our second EURAKNOS workshop aiming to discuss, develop and validate the HIKR technical guidelines to be presented in the TN Explorer's Guide.

Application of the Multi-Actor Approach in TNs

This report maps the methods used by past and present TNs to incorporate the multi-actor approach. Based on these results, recommendations for effective involvement of multiple actors are made.

Communication and dissemination tools and channels used by TNs

This assessment maps the practices used by past and present TNs and analyses their success at reaching farmers, foresters and end-users. Results inform recommendations for more efficient communication and dissemination via tools and channels appropriate for the target audience to increase impact.

Format and design of TN knowledge reservoirs

This report describes the format and design of knowledge reservoirs developed by existing TNs and offers some recommendations to improve the consistency of approaches used by TNs to increase impact.

Data and Knowledge Formats of TNs

A report comparing the ways in which existing TNs produce, collect and store knowledge, considering TN origin, content, format and synergies

Outcomes from Budapest Workshop: Recommendations for High Impact TNs

This report contains the results of the Budapest workshop where TN best practices were discussed. Twenty recommendations are presented.

e-Knowledge Reservoir Platform

HIKR methodologies and practices for data generation, selection, collection and storage

This report deals with the issue of knowledge acquisition by TNs to identify and define the processes used to compile knowledge content in their knowledge reservoir and then disseminate it to end-users.

Database, technology choices and e-KRP recommendations

This report presents a strategy to move from the HIKR to the e-KRP, including recommendations for how to attain a user-friendly and accessible digital platform.

Feasibility and added value of an e-Knowledge Reservoir Platform

This feasibility study for a new centralised and open-source agricultural innovation e-KRP includes a sustainability plan which outlines technological, social, legal and financial considerations.

Developing High Impact: The Future EU-wide Open Source Knowledge Reservoir for Agriculture and Forestry

An aspirational 5-year vision for a common digital data platform for agriculture and forestry actors to access information based on outputs of EU H2020 thematic networks.

Euraknos Podcasts

CEVs - Overcoming the challenges of Covid

Cross Exchange Visits are an important part of the EURAKNOS project. But how can they continue under Covid-19 restrictions? IFOAM tell us how they adapted to run a successful online CEV.

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A quickfire podcast with the EURAKNOS consortium!

Why not make the most of the whole EURAKNOS team being together for the June consortium meeting! In this podcast we ask our team members what their biggest achievements have been so far in the project, whilst also thinking about the next steps for the EURAKNOS project in the form of 'EUREKA'.

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INNOSETA - Advising on innovative spraying equipment and training across the EU sector

A freely accessible repository of innovative spraying technology, training material, projects and papers tailored to the needs of the spraying community. We find out what makes this thematic network such a great success...
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A multi-actor approach and the KIP

Sylvia Burssens, who is part of the EURAKNOS coordination team explains what we mean by a 'multi-actor approach' and details how the knowledge innovation panel (KIP) will support the EURAKNOS project. Did you know 'kip' means chicken in Flemish? Let's hope they give us the golden egg!
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How to survive a midterm review

As EURAKNOS is only a two-year project, the midterm review came around very quickly. Project coordinator Pieter Spanoghe tells us how he prepared for the midterm review and gives some advice for surviving it!
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Planning a successful consortium meeting - tips and hints!

"Its important to make it fun and interactive, try to think out the box and mix it up a little" - Nathan De Geyter from the EURAKNOS coordination team gives great insight into ways you can ensure a smooth and productive consortium meeting... including human bingo!
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An insight into EUfruit

Project co-ordinator Michelle Williams chats to us about the work of the EUfruit Thematic Network. Through a multi-actor approach, the project aims to improve the implementation of research outcomes into practical and applicable knowledge that will directly benefit the European fruit sector.
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AGRIFORVALOR- exploiting sidestream biomass resources

Around the world, industries of all kinds produce waste. However, for industries involved in the use of natural resources, it is perhaps better to think of these products not as waste but rather as opportunity.

AGRIFORVALOR brings together members from all sectors adjacent to the bio-economy, helping identify where value can be found in sidestreams from agriculture and forestry and getting those feedstocks to innovators who transform them from ‘waste’ into valued commodities.

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Smart-AKIS - Increasing the adoption of Smart Farming Technologies

Smart-AKIS is a European Network mainstreaming Smart Farming Technologies among the European farmer community and bridging the gap between practitioners and research on the identification and delivery of new Smart Farming solutions to fit the farmers’ needs.

OK-NET Ecofeed - Increasing the use of organic feed for Monogastrics

The overall aim of OK-NET EcoFeed is to help farmers, breeders and the organic feed processing industry in achieving the goal of 100% use of organic and regional feed for monogastrics, in particular pigs, broilers, laying hens and parents of broilers and laying hens. We talk to two project partners and hear their advice...

OK NET Arable - Increasing productivity & quality in organic arable cropping

The overall aim of the thematic network ‘OK-NET Arable’ was to improve the exchange of innovative and traditional knowledge among farmers, farm advisers and scientists to increase productivity and quality in organic arable cropping all over Europe, in order to satisfy future market demand. Bram Moeskops tells us about the project's successes and the difficulties encountered.

WP5 - What does that actually involve?

Laura Palczynski, WP5 leader in the EURAKNOS project, talks to Martha Hayes (IfA) about what her role involves, and some tips and hints for overcoming any difficulties you would expect to encounter within a TN.
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Inno4grass - Awarding Innovation

Europe’s most innovative grassland farmers are set to receive international awards for their innovation and commitment to excellence in grassland. This initiative is part of the three-year Inno4Grass Thematic Network project, a €2 million project funded by Horizon 2020. The farmers receiving awards represent eight member states in Europe and are all excelling in grassland and grassland management despite differences in climate, systems and soil types. Jendrik Holthusen tells us more....


DISARM - Innovative Solutions for Antibiotic Resistance Management

An active network dedicated to finding innovative solutions for antibiotic resistance. DISARM intends to reduce antibiotic resistance by reducing the need for antibiotics in livestock farming through focusing on disease prevention and prudent use of antibiotics.WP5 leader Laura Palczynski explains in more detail....


NEFERTITI - Learning through Farm Demos

The objective of NEFERTITI is to establish an EU-wide network of demonstration and pilot farms designed to enhance knowledge exchanges, cross fertilization among actors and efficient innovation uptake in the farming sector through peer-to-peer demonstration. Jenderick Holthusen tells us more.


Joining a TN halfway through the project

Lisa Morgans, head of the Livestock department at IfA, discusses her own experiences of joining a TN halfway through the project, having taken over from her predecessor at IfA. Lisa gives some valuable advice for how TN's could smooth this transition, ensuring that the project continues to progress at the same pace.

WINETWORK - Collaborative innovation in the wine sector

In the WINETWORK project, the approach will be implemented in ten regions from seven countries representing more than 90% of the EU wine production. The main topic addressed is the fight against diseases that jeopardise the future production potential of the EU (Grapevine Trunk Diseases and Flavescence Dorée). As they represent a threat for the economic viability of the entire sector, these topics have been previously identified as a priority by winegrowers, scientists and decision-makers.


SKIN - Focussing on the short food supply chain

SKIN is the EU Short Food Supply Chains (SFSCs) Thematic Network.Examples of SFSCs in Europe are numerous, but they are generally small in scale, limited in impact and highly fragmented. This is an obstacle for farmers and other stakeholders acting in the value chain to implement viable and efficient solutions.The aim of SKIN is to tackle such fragmentation in the access to different practice models, systematise information, empower the potential innovators and create a EU community on SFSCs, with the objective of enhancing innovation capabilities and pathways supporting the development of efficient SFSCs.


Euro Dairy - improving the viability and sustainability of milk production in Europe

EuroDairy supports the development and communication of practice-based innovation in dairy farming. It focusses on four key issues: socio economic resilience, resource efficiency, animal care, and the integration of milk production with biodiversity objectives. We chat with project co-ordinator, Ray Keatinge about what made it a success.


AgriSpin - Space for innovations in Agriculture

Far from all innovation processes succeed. In fact, many go awry even before they begin. So what makes an innovation process move forward? And what stops it? 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.


A closer look at the EU Pig TN with Ben Williams

EU PiG aims to raise the competitiveness of the European pig industry by linking producers and sharing tried and tested best practice and innovations. Hear about the projects successes and results with project co-ordinator Ben Williams....


Looking at the successes of the 4D4F TN with Richard Lloyd

The 4D4F thematic network looked into dairy animal and environmental sensors and how collecting real-time information can help contribute to decision-making in dairy farming. The network brought together dairy farmers, dairy technology suppliers, data companies, dairy advisors, veterinarians and researchers from across Europe.


Farmer led innovation - David Main explains the work of the Hennovation TN

David Main from Hennovation tells us what made 'Hennovation' such a successful TN. Using the laying hen sector as a case study, the Hennovation project demonstrated the potential of innovation led by farmers and industry practices in two areas of concern, Injurious Pecking and End-of-Lay, during transport and at the abattoir.



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