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EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Network

Social Farming and Innovations

How can social farming contribute to innovation in agriculture while strengthening the multi-functional role of agriculture and connecting people from urban and rural areas?

Tasks

  • Collect and highlight good practices and inspiring success stories in social farming, which have been set up on farms.
  • Identify challenges and opportunities to develop social farming models, including business models, and ways to strengthen the links between agriculture and social/health care sectors, education and employment sectors and between urban and rural people.
  • Explore how social farming could bring innovation into farms and how it could benefit users and the surrounding communities.
  • Identify the factors and needs to support social farming and how to build or strengthen the innovation through social farming activities.
  • Propose potential innovative actions and ideas for Operational Groups and other innovative projects
  • Identify research needs coming from practice and possible gaps in knowledge

 

Focus Group members

Surname

First name

Profession

Country

Albers

Jelle

Other

Netherlands

Brito

Olga

Farmer

Portugal

Dejonckheere

Nele

Adviser

Belgium

Dreer

Johannes

Adviser

Germany

Dziasek

Elżbieta

Civil servant

Poland

Elings

Marjolein

Researcher

Netherlands

Galasso

Angela

Adviser

Italy

Hubaux

Samuel

Working at an NGO

Belgium

Hudcová

Eliška

Researcher

Czech Republic

Moudrý

Jan

Researcher

Czech Republic

NAVARRO

ISMAEL

Farmer

Spain

O'Dowd

Colm

Farmer

Ireland

Pálsdóttir

AnnaMaría

Researcher

Sweden

Partalidou

Maria

Researcher

Greece

Signoriello

Ilaria

Other

Italy

Smyth

Brian

Working at an NGO

Ireland

Thiery

Damien

Farmer

Romania

Torquati

Biancamaria

Researcher

Italy

van Elsen

Thomas

Researcher

Germany

Yrjas

Christer

Adviser

Sweden

 

Facilitation team

Moroney

Aisling

Coordinating Expert

Ireland 

Lombardo

Stefania

Task-Manager

Italy

Verwimp

Bavo

Task-Manager

Belgium

Guimarey Fernández

Beatriz

Co-task Manager

Spain

 

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