Co-innovation into the rooms and in the fields
The development of sustainable agriculture could be characterised as a multi-stakeholder process. The conventional approach is widespread in Europe and is also part of the PURE approach: IPM practices are developed, tested on experimental farms and disseminated by farmer field days and a website. A participatory approach which has been widely successful in developing countries is also proposed. This participatory approach has to be developed within the Co-innovation activity, applied to the reduction of pesticide dependency of European farming systems.
The PURE Co-innovation workgroup produced a document called Co-innovation at work: The concept and its application in PURE describing the Co-innovation activity in the first year of PURE.
A first version of Co-innovation training manual is also available on the PURE website. The training is part of the PURE project in the pilots.
For more information and to download these documents: http://www.pure-ipm.eu/publication/3