Case Studies of Science-Based Innovation in Agriculture and Food Systems (WP3)

Key objectives and activities of WP3

The aim of WP3 is to elaborate and test a methodological framework for the assessment and monitoring of the impacts of SRA. This framework will disentangle the complex, multi-causal processes of interaction contained within the “black box” relationship between aggregate research effort and expenditure on one hand, and aggregate performance on the other, to provide a comprehensive representation of science based innovation in agriculture and food systems. It will comprise qualitative and quantitative components and adopt a trans-disciplinary perspective.

The objectives of WP3 are:

•     To elaborate a methodological framework for measuring, monitoring and assessing SRA and its impacts. To pilot the methodological framework in a set of carefully selected case-studies, and actually assess the whole range of SRA impacts in each case-study;

•     To identify factors which enable and/or foster, or limit, the effectiveness and performance of research in terms of desired impacts (outcomes), and present the results of the analysis to relevant audiences in a Research Brief and a Policy Brief;

•     To offer insights for the scaling-up of quantitative assessment approaches in WP4.

Case studies

Bulgaria: Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterDisease control innovation in beekeeping

France: Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterTransition to organic production

Germany: Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterOptical crop sensor for precision farming

Italy: Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterImpact pathway of on-farm biogas adoption

Italy: Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterIntegrated pest management on olive production

The UK: Öffnet internen Link im aktuellen FensterOpens internal link in current windowDeveloping a fertility index


Watch the IMPRESA films on Vimeo:

Opens external link in new window"IMPRESA - The impact of research on agriculture in Europe", featuring the Bulgarian Ecostop, German precision farming and Italian Canino cases.

Opens external link in new window"ECOSTOP - Bulgarian science saving bees in Europe"

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