Creating a platform for communication between science and practice in organic food system

LOVEt 2: Elaboration of the best practice models of the knowledge transfer from science to practice in the organic farming sector

Thursday Jul 24, 2014

Partnership is based on the findings from the previous project LdV acronym LOVEt. It has been found that there was a big gap in the communication between science and practice in the organic sector. It is thus necessary to improve the access to professional advising for European farmers, processing companies and traders, and advance the level of the advisory services, especially the private ones. It mainly concerns the new EU member states, and to a lesser extent, the old EU members. Therefore in LOVEt 2 there are 2 groups of partners: old EU countries, more advanced in organic farming, named as Advanced Countries Group (ACG), and new EU members, less advanced in organic farming, named as Developing Countries Group (DCG).
Aims of the project:
1. Analysis of the best practice models of the science-practice cooperation existing in ACG.
2. Elaboration of the best strategies of the organic sector development via round table debates in DCG.
3. Selection of the best practice models and best strategies by DCG and ACG partners.
4. Elaboration of the strategies for Local Action Groups proposed for implementation in the cooperation with the authorities.
Activities and mobilities: the best practice models of the knowledge transfer from science to practice in organic sector will be elaborated during the round table meetings organised by each Partner from the Developing Countries Group (DCG); done as a collection of best practice models by each Partner from the Advanced Countries Group (ACG). Common concepts will be presented during international meetings organised in HU, SI, IT, DE, FI. The best practice models will be elaborated as a strategy to be implemented by Local Action Groups commonly by all partners.
Main expected results: best models of knowledge transfer from science to practice in organic sector in ACG and DCG; recommended best strategies for Local Action Groups interested in organic sector.
Dissemination: final project report presented as CD (selected best recommended strategies for Local Action Groups); constantly updated project website; regular direct dissemination among stakeholders; dissemination meetings in selected countries organized at the end of the project.


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