Case studies

 

PRO AKIS carried out case studies in selected countries to explore the effectiveness of selected forms of conventional and newly emerging advisory services within the broader context of AKIS in Europe.  Findings were presented and discussed at one of the three synthesis seminars across Europe. The map illustrates the locations of the case study research according to the three topics. 

Topic 1 The effectiveness of advisory services to respond to demands of diverse types of small-scale farmers

  Bulgaria

  New small scale farms established by young people

  Portugal

  New small-scale farmers with small fruit production

  Poland

  Small farms with agri-touristic activities in the Carpathian Mountains

  UK

  Crofting in Western Scotland

 

  Synthesis report Topic 1

Topic 2  The capability of extension and advisory services to bridge research and knowledge needs of farmers

  Bulgaria

  Demonstration/Experimental Centers for knowledge transfer

  Germany

  Experimental Stations in Bavaria

  France

  ICT tools

  Poland

  Demonstration farms

 

  Synthesis report Topic 2

Topic 3  How to design, implement and maintain (rural) innovation networks that enhance farmers ability to innovate in cooperation with other rural actors

  Germany

  Selected project from the INKA BB network

  Italy

  Anti-Mafia Innovation network: beyond social farming

  Portugal

  Berry networks

  UK

  Monitor farms in Scotland

 

  Synthesis report Topic 3