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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


  New small scale farms established by young people


  New small-scale farmers with small fruit production


  Small farms with agri-touristic activities in the Carpathian Mountains


  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


  Demonstration/Experimental Centers for knowledge transfer


  Experimental Stations in Bavaria


  ICT tools


  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


  Selected project from the INKA BB network


  Anti-Mafia Innovation network: beyond social farming


  Berry networks


  Monitor farms in Scotland


  Synthesis report Topic 3