In January 2018, NAAS, as a member of an international consortium, launched the project “Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration" (NEFERTITI project).
PROJECT NETWORKING EUROPEAN FARMS TO ENHANCE CROSS FERTILISATION AND INNOVATION UPTAKE THROUGH DEMONSTRATION (NEFERTITI)
In January 2018, NAAS, as a member of an international consortium, launched the project “Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration and Innovation Uptake through Demonstration ”(NEFERTITI project).
The NEFERTITI project officially started on January 1, 2018.
Project "Networking European Farms to Enhance cRoss ferTilisation and Innovation Uptake Through demonstratIon" (NEFERTITI) is a unique 7 M€ Network (selected under Horizon 2020, Societal Challenge 2, RUR 12-2017 call) comprising 32 partners and coordinated by ACTA, the head of Network of the French Agricultural Technical Institutes.
Under the project NEFERTITI 10 interactive thematic networks will be established bringing together 45 regional
clusters (hubs) of demo-farmers and actors involved (advisors, NGOs, industry, education, researchers and policy makers) in 17 countries. The project NEFERTITI focuses on creating added value from the exchange of knowledge, actors, farmers and technical content between networks in order to boost innovation uptake and to improve peer to peer learning and network connectivity between farming actors across Europe. In the end, it all contributes to a more competitive, sustainable and climate-smart agriculture.
The project NEFERTITI addresses 10 themes that have been chosen based on key concerns of the farming communities. Together they cover a balanced range of topics in the three main agricultural sectors: animal production, arable farming and horticultural production.
A monitoring and learning program supports the systematic extraction of lessons learnt, lessons to be shared with wide audiences including AKIS (Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems) actors and public authorities. A web based platform unlocks the experience, actors, demo details and the related content for widespread sharing, enhanced by the dedicated production of relevant material (including high-quality videos) in each partner’s language.
NEFERTITI will engage a policy dialogue with EU Regions to meet farmers and policy makers’ interests in view of the networks’ sustainability.
NAAS will lead work package 7 of the project "Communication and dissemination of practice-oriented results for demonstration activities". This package will encourage the use and implementation of innovation in demonstration activities by sharing and disseminating internationally the best demonstration practices and technical solutions developed in demonstration networks and hubs at sectoral and thematic level in the field of agriculture.
Additional information about the project can be found in: