The NEFERTITI webinar “The role of demo farms in the Agricultural knowledge and innovation systems: a policy perspective” was held on October 12, 2021 during the 19th edition of EU Regions Week ‘Together for Recovery’. The organizers were NEFERTITI project jointly with Municipality of Westland (NL), South Ostrobothnia (FI), Tuscany (IT), Zuid-Holland (NL), Noord Holland (NL), North East Romania (RO), Pays de la Loire (FR) and Central Macedonia (GR).

The Webinar emphasized the importance of peer-to-peer learning in agri-food innovation uptake, building on the experience of the NEFERTITI project. On-Farm demonstrations and peer-to-peer learning are essential to ensure new and innovative solutions and are widely deployed and adopted by farmers and the farming sector. With a strong commitment under the new Green Deal, European Farmers and the farming sector at large face ambitious environmental and sustainability targets. The workshop contributes to the improvement and broader adoption of policy tools related to demo events at the national and regional levels.

It also provided opportunities for Regional and Local policymakers to understand the importance of, and the need to support Demo Farms, providing interactive discussion with some outstanding hands-on examples from the practice. Find more here

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  • 01:34 Bouke Arends (Mayor municipality of Westland) Gerben Bierman (Head of Unit Nature and Land Use, Province of Noord-Holland, The Netherlands),
  • 38:40 Roberto Scalacci (Director of Agricultural and Rural Development at Tuscany Region at Tuscany),
  • 58:00 Alfred Grand (Demo Organic Farmer and Member of the Mission Board for Soil Health and Food, Austria)
  • 1:04:00 Elsi Katainen (Member of the European Parliament and Vice Chair of the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development) Vicky Kristallidou (Deputy Director General, American Farm School, Greece).

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