Co-innovation

Activity leader:

Pieter de WOLF (DLO): pieter.dewolf@wur.nl 

Access to:

PUBLICATIONS

VIDEOS

Introduction to Co-innovation 1

Introduction to Co-innovation 2

PILOTS

French pilot experiences

Dutch pilot introduction video

Dutch pilot video showing statements/experiences from farmers

Danish pilot introduction video

Danish pilot video showing experiences from the farm Nørregaard in Northern Jutland

Danish pilot video showing experiences from the farm Pebringsgaard in Eastern Jutland

Experiences from German pilot

Objectives

This activity will

1. Develop a generic approach for co-innovationof IPM technology and methods by farmers, advisers, local policy makers and scientists,  which includes process monitoring capabilities, progress indicators and stakeholder management

2. Use the approach to guide and evaluate the co-innovation process in 4 pilots in 2 different cropping systems and in 4 countries

3. Evaluate the approach by comparison across pilots and by demonstrating efficiencies and trade-offs

4. Demonstrate the applicability of the approach for the development and implementation of IPM methods in PURE farming systems.

Approach:

This activity will develop, implement and evaluate an overarching co-innovation methodology which combines innovation systems analysis and learning to reduce the dependence of European farming systems on pesticides. It will facilitate and test how formal knowledge can be combined with farmer knowledge to arrive at effective new methods of pest management for selected crops on selected farms. It will focus on four selected case studies in different countries (Cereal-based systems and Vegetable systems), and propagate the methodology and conceptual basis within the other croppping systems activities.

 

Description of Deliverables:

Evaluation of the first year of the co-innovation approach in the pilots
The outcome of the evaluation process will provide feedback and input to the definition of the detailed activity plan in each pilot including technical aspects of interventions as well as learning and innovation process related aspects.
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Comparison of co-innovation approach per pilot across pilots by demonstrating efficiencies and trade-offs
Comparative analysis of the pilots will be based on yearly assessment of the pilots and recent advances in the literature on system innovation and learning. Feedback to the pilot leaders includes results about role of stakeholders and farmers and suggestions for intervention strategies. During yearly meetings of the involved researchers bottlenecks and suggestions in the approach will be discussed.
COMING SOON...

Guidelines for an efficient implementation of co-innovation approaches for IPM solutions development and implementation based on lessons learned and practical results 
During the last 6 months a guideline will be developed describing co-innovation for IPM development based on the concepts and results. Target groups are researchers and advisors involved in dissemination and co-innovation of IPM. This guideline includes results of feedback from the above mentioned workshops.
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The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE