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Farming systems: facing uncertainties and enhancing opportunities

01 - 05 July, 2018 | Chania, Crete, Greece | Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (CIHEAM - MAICh)

Proceedings - Theme 1

Theme 1: Learning and knowledge systems, education, extension and advisory services

Lead convenor    Thomas Aenis

Co-convenors     Alex Koutsouris, Pierre Labarthe, Guy Faure, Patrizia Proietti, Simona Critiano, Andrea Knierim

Session 1.1          Advisory services and farmers’ decision making: Better understanding farmers’ decision making

Session 1.2          Advisory services and farmers’ decision making: Pluralisic advisory systems and farmers’ decision making

Session 1.3          Advisory services and farmers’ decision making: From inventors to social media: new forms of decision making challenge advisory services

Session 1.4          Learning, participatory methods, system thinking, design: AKIS design

Session 1.5          Learning, participatory methods, system thinking, design: New roles of extension & research

Session 1.6          Learning, participatory methods, system thinking, design: Learning towards Agro-ecological transition

Session 1.7          Education and training of farmers and advisors. Skills and competences: Professionalization in extension and higher education

Session 1.8          Education and training of farmers and advisors. Skills and competences: Agronomic education for sustainable development

Session 1.9          Education and training of farmers and advisors. Skills and competences: Innovative approaches to education and training

Session 1.10        Designing extension and advisory services: models and methods

Session 1.11        Governance and implementation of multi-actor innovations

Session 1.12        Paper session: Space for Agricultural Innovation (AgriSpin)

Session 1.13        Paper session: On-farm demonstrations: developing effective peer to peer learning processes (AgriDemo & PLAID)

Session 1.14        Panel session: European inventories of demonstration activities (AgriDemo & PLAID)

Session 1.15        Panel session: Introducing the invisible into agricultural knowledge systems

 

 


Session 1.1          Advisory services and farmers’ decision making: Better understanding farmers’ decision making

Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour framework to understand Tasmanian farmer decision making and adoption of pasture management practices to inform future extension

Alison Hall, Lydia Turner, Sue Kilpatrick

Advisory role in farmers’ micro systems of agricultural knowledge and innovation (microAKIS)

Pierre Labarthe, Lee-Ann Sutherland, Boelie Elzen, Anda Adamsone-Fiskovica

Motivations for Swiss lowland farmers to conserve biodiversity: Can individual beliefs be influenced by on-farm advice?

Vanessa Gabel, Robert Home, Matthias Stolze, Lukas Pfiffner, Simon Birrer, Ulrich Köpke

Nutrient management planning and water protection efficiency: examining the farmers’ attitudes towards using soil testing as a nutrient management tool

Evgenia Micha, John Lynch

 


Session 1.2          Advisory services and farmers’ decision making: Pluralisic advisory systems and farmers’ decision making

Assessment of pluralistic advisory services: A case of Madhupur Sal forest in Bangladesh

Khondokar Humayun Kabir, Andrea Knierim, Ataharul Huq Chowdhury

Knowledge and innovation in the agrifood supply chain: Old metaphors and new research directions

Evagelos D. Lioutas, Chrysanthi Charatsari, Marcello De Rosa, Giuseppe La Rocca

The advisory and extension system in Australia: Opportunities for strength in pluralism

Ruth Nettle, Margaret Ayre, Barbara King, Nathan La, Jana-Axinja Paschen, Nichole Reichelt, Erin Smith

 


Session 1.3          Advisory services and farmers’ decision making: From inventors to social media: new forms of decision making challenge advisory services

An investigation of social media’s roles in knowledge exchange by farmers

Tom Phillips, Laurens Klerkx, Marie McEntee

Innovating in context: social learning and agricultural innovation

Annemarieke de Bruin, Jonathan Ensor

Farmers doing it for themselves: how farmer-inventors are frustrated by their interactions with the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation System

Trish O'Flynn, Áine Macken-Walsh, Andy Lane, Chris High

Constraints to liquid fertilizer usage in dry season vegetable production in the Southern Guinea Savannah Zone of Nigeria

Ivie Olaghere, Abdulazeez Muhammad-Lawal, Kemi Omotesho

 


Session 1.4          Learning, participatory methods, system thinking, design: AKIS design

Developing learning systems for addressing uncertainty in farming, food and environment: what has changed in recent times?

Chris Blackmore, Nadarajah Sriskandarajah, Ray Ison

Learning from the developmental history of sustainable farming initiatives

Laure Triste, Joke Vandenabeele, Ludwig Lauwers, Fleur Marchand

Agroecological transition: human skills and social life matter for local actors

Gwen Christiansen, Jean Simonneaux, Laurent Hazard

Reaping the rewards of learning within agricultural knowledge systems: An account of a PhD learning system

Catherine Seale, Andy Lane, Chris High, Áine Macken-Walsh, Martin Reynolds

 


Session 1.5          Learning, participatory methods, system thinking, design: New roles of extension & research

A device for sharing knowledge and experiences on experimental farm station to sustain the agroecological transition

Juliette Anglade, Matthieu Godfroy, Xavier Coquil

Assessing the role of the research in the transition to organic farming by using the Actor Network Theory: lessons from two case studies in France and Bulgaria

Sylvain Quiédeville, Petya Slavova, Jean-Marc Touzard, Dominique Barjolle

Transforming higher education: How universities can engage with stakeholders

Maria Wurzinger, Gustavo Gutierrez, Carlos Gomez, Hernán Cucho, Liliana Picardi, Graciela Nievas, Juan Pablo Gutierrez, Frederic Lhoste

 


Session 1.6          Learning, participatory methods, system thinking, design: Learning towards Agro-ecological transition

Farmers’ involvement in collective experimental designs in a French region, Rhône-Alpes. How do they contribute to farmers’ learning and facilitate the agroecological transition?

Mireille Navarrete, Hélène Brives, Maxime Catalogna, Lucie Gouttenoire, Claire Heinisch, Claire Lamine, Emilie Ollion, Sylvaine Simon

SEGAE: a serious game project for agroecology learning

Olivier Godinot

Using the concept of ecosystem services to foster social learning for concerted management of social ecological system: preliminary results from a case study in Mont Lozère, France

Clémence Moreau, Cécile Barnaud, Raphaël Mathevet

 


Session 1.7          Education and training of farmers and advisors. Skills and competences: Professionalization in extension and higher education

Becoming an adviser within the privatized extension sector: Challenges and successes of seven early career advisers

Barbara King, Sally Martin, Irene Sobotta, Jana-Axinja Paschen, Margaret Ayre, Nicole Reichelt, Ruth Nettle

Towards competence-oriented learning in rural development: Transdisciplinary Student Team Investigation in Mexico, Colombia, Nicaragua and China

Álvaro Acevedo Osorio, Susanne Hofmann-Souki, Juana Cruz Morales

A robot from the scratch in 5 months. How agronomy students could master agricultural equipment innovation

Davide Rizzo, Mehdi Jaber, Andrii Yatskul, Benoît Detot, Anne Combaud

Financial literacy in rural areas of Kazakhstan – determinants and characteristics

Sholpan Gaisina

 


Session 1.8          Education and training of farmers and advisors. Skills and competences: Agronomic education for sustainable development

FarmDemo: Valorize expertise through a joint ‘visionary framework’ for two H2020 projects

Boelie Elzen, Peter Paree, Marleen Gysen, Claire Hardy, Lee-Ann Sutherland, Fleur Marchand, Lies Debruyne, Miguel Cordero, Ivonne de Bruijn

Agronomic education and the quest for sustainability: Is there a link?

Chrysanthi Charatsari, Afroditi Papadaki-Klavdianou, Alex Koutsouris, Evagelos D. Lioutas

Making “middle managers”: Workforce development for agricultural industries in transition

Michael Santhanam-Martin, Lisa Cowan

Challenges of labour supply in agri-food sector in Hungary

Eszter Hamza, Katalin Rácz, Dorottya Szabó, Orsolya Márkiné Tóth, Eszter Varga

 


Session 1.9          Education and training of farmers and advisors. Skills and competences: Innovative approaches to education and training

“Cropping School” - An alternative to advisory services in Brandenburg, Germany?

Sabrina Scholz, Ralf Bloch, Susanne von Münchhausen, Anna Maria Häring

Management and strategic advisory by using farm-based sustainability assessment in Denmark. Exemplifying the importance of imagery and process guidance (facilitation)

Frank Oudshoorn, Lesley Lap

Learnings from an exploratory implementation of an innovative training-program to reduce antibiotic use in the dairy sector

Axelle Poizat, Brigitte Frappat, Sabrina Corbel, Philippe Roussel, Marylise Le Guénic, Florence Bonnet-Beaugrand, Julie Duval, Nathalie Bareille

Farmer Action Groups - A participatory approach to reducing antimicrobial use on UK dairy farms

Lisa Morgans, Sarah Bolt, Lisa van Dijk, Henry Buller, Maria P. Escobar, Kristen Reyher, David Main

 


Session 1.10        Designing extension and advisory services: models and methods

Demand-based extension models for smallholder farmers in Malawi

Hastings Chiwasa, Daimon Kambewa

Characteristics of successful extension education programs: Dairy examples from the University of Maryland Extension

Dale M. Johnson, LeAnn A. Johnson

An opportunity not to be missed: the possibilities to support Australian dairy and meat processors in agricultural advisory service provision

Nicole Reichelt, Jacqui Knee, Bruce Hancock, Ian Linley, Doug McNicholl, Ashley Norval, Jana-Axinja Paschen, Ruth Nettle, Barbara King, Margaret Ayre

Setting-up a Farm Advisory Network in the Agricultural University of Athens: an exploratory analysis

Vasilia Konstantidelli, Alexandros Koutsouris, Pavlos Karanikolas, Konstantinos Tsiboukas

 


Session 1.11        Governance and implementation of multi-actor innovations

How long does it take to make innovation became custom? The montado case study

Mª Helena Guimarães, Mª Isabel Ferraz-de-Oliveira, Mª Teresa Pinto-Correia

Stakeholder perception and learning from projects: Multi actor agricultural projects

Arundhita Bhanjdeo, Marta Hernandez-Jover, Gavin Ramsay

Promoting sustainable food systems in EU’s remote rural regions through a place-based knowledge approach

Paola Andrea Hernández

Do EIP interactive innovation approaches interact each other?

Simona Cristiano, Patrizia Proietti

 


Session 1.12        Paper session: Space for Agricultural Innovation (AgriSpin)

Diversity of innovation support services and influence on innovation processes in Europe – Lessons from the AgriSpin project

Hycenth Tim Ndah, Andrea Knierim, Alex Koutsouris, Guy Faure

Tools to observe innovation processes: The AgriSpin experience

Eelke Wielinga, Alex Koutsouris

Innovation support in farmer-driven processes – Lessons from Greece

Alex Koutsouris, Eleni Zarokosta

Multi-actor interaction and coordination in the development of a territorial innovation project: some insights from the Cilento Bio-district in Italy

Elena Favilli, Tim Hycent Ndah, Yulia Barabanova

 


Session 1.13        Paper session: On-farm demonstrations: developing effective peer to peer learning processes (AgriDemo & PLAID)

Demonstration farms in historical context

Rob J.F. Burton, Lee-Ann Sutherland, Claire Hardy

Structural aspects of on-farm demonstrations: Key considerations in the planning and design process

Eleni Pappa, Alex Koutsouris, Julie Ingram, Lies Debruyne, Hanne Cooreman, Fleur Marchand

Identifying functional characteristics that enable learning in demonstrations: a discussion paper

Julie Ingram, Hannah Chiswell, Jane Mills, Lies Debruyne, Hanne Cooreman, Alex Koutsouris, Eleni Pappa, Fleur Marchand

Development process of a conceptual framework to investigate the role of peer learning processes at on-farm demonstrations in the light of sustainable agriculture

Hanne Cooreman, Joke Vandenabeele, Lies Debruyne, Julie Ingram, Hannah Chiswell, Alex Koutsouris, Eleni Pappa, Fleur Marchand

 


Session 1.14        Panel session: European inventories of demonstration activities (AgriDemo & PLAID)

Chair Fleur Marchand

Panelists Lies Debryune, Claire Hardy, Boelie Elzen, Adrien Guichaoua

 


Session 1.15        Panel session: Introducing the invisible into agricultural knowledge systems

Chair Julia Wright

Panelists Christopher Brock, Saskia Von Diest