Knowledge and innovation play a crucial role in helping farmers, foresters and rural communities meet current and future challenges in the agri-food sector.
To make sure that relevant people get connected, and that knowledge is shared between everyone who uses and produces it, effective ‘Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems’ (AKIS) are needed across the EU. This will further support the development of innovative solutions that work in practice. If you are interested in learning more about what AKIS stands for, and how it can help tackle current and future challenges for farmers, foresters, rural communities and many others, then check out this video produced by the EIP-AGRI Support Network. See here.
The European AKIS ecosystem acknowledges and recognises the need for EU Member States to include social innovation and inclusiveness within their AKIS strategies and action plans, by taking into account the full range of rural socio-cultural contexts in their respective countries. The Irish NRN have adopted, and implemented this fundamental principle of AKIS through the application of place-specific EIP-AGRI knowledge exchange strategies and practices to help create innovative ecosystems throughout the country. See example here.
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Source: EIP-AGRI Support Network