VALorising European Research for Innovation in agriculturE and forestry

    Project: EU research project

    Project Details

    Description

    Many EU and nationally funded research projects in the fields of agriculture and forestry provide excellent results, but the outreach and translation of these results into field practices is limited. The overall aim of VALERIE is to boost the outreach of research by facilitating the integration into innovative field practices. The work in VALERIE consists of three major approaches. (1). Stakeholder-driven approach. Ten case studies set the central stage for the bottom-up approach of the project, aided by highly effective tools of web semantics and ontology. Cases are centred around a specific supply-chain, a farming sector or a landscape. The stakeholder communities (SHC) represent the natural networks engaged in innovation. They drive the process of articulating innovation needs, enabling the retrieval of precisely matching knowledge and solutions, and evaluating their potential in the local context. (2) Theme-driven approach. VALERIE retains six thematic domains that are at the heart of sustainable production and resource use. These six provide the back-bone for structuring the annotation and summarising activities, which in turn will provide a vast body of knowledge accessible via the Communication Facility (CF). (3) Knowledge disclosure. VALERIE will launch a ‘Communication Facility’ (CF) for the EIP-Networking Facility. The CF supports communication amongst actors in the field and researchers. Next, it injects new knowledge into the innovation process, by enabling users to retrieve highly relevant (tailored-to-needs) information, based on their own vocabularies. In offering tools for communication, as well as content structured for efficient knowledge retrieval, the CF fuses the advantages typical of ‘learning networks’ and ‘linear’ modes of knowledge sharing. The CF will be set up, tested and integrated into the EIP-NF platform, as a generic infrastructure for use by ‘fresh’ stakeholder communities, also beyond the life of the VALERIE project.
    AcronymVALERIE
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/1431/12/17

    Research Output

    Improving access to research outcomes for innovation in agriculture and forestry: the VALERIE project

    Bechini, L., Koenderink, N. J. J. P., ten Berge, H. F. M., Corre, W. J., van Evert, F. K., de Ruijter, F. J., Willems, D. J. M., Zandstra, A. & Top, J. L., 2017, In : Italian Journal of Agronomy. 12, 2, p. 85-95 38 p., 756.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • Valorisation des résultats de projets de recherche pour les praticiens agricoles innovants en facilitant l’accès à l’information: le projet européen VALERIE

    Translated title of the contribution: Valorising research projects outputs for innovation in agriculture and forestry in Europe: the VALERIE projectHily, Y., Bechini, L., Ingram, J., Koenderink, N. J. J. P., Schuler, P., ten Berge, H. F. M. & Justes, E., Dec 2016, In : Agronomie Environnement & Societés. 6, 2, p. 131-140

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademic

    Open Access
  • Valoriser les résultats de projets de recherche pour des praticiens agricoles innovants en facilitant l’accès à l’information: le projet européen VALERIE

    Translated title of the contribution: Valorising research projects outputs for innovation in agriculture and forestry in Europe: the VALERIE projectHily, Y., Bechini, L., Ingram, J., Koenderink, N. J. J. P., Schuler, P., ten Berge, H. F. M. & Justes, E., Dec 2016, In : Agronomie Environnement & Societés. 6, 2, p. 131-140

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access