Development of a participatory approach to foster transdisciplinary knowledge exchange on agroecological farm innovation in an interregional context.

Jo Bijttebier, Marion Liberloo, Emilie Lacourb, Didier Stilmant

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    Within the context of an Interreg V project, an interregional (France, Wallonia, Flanders) collaboration between researchers, advisors, and farmers has been set up to support the development of agroecology at the farm level. One of the objectives of the project is to create a context that feeds collective knowledge exchange, co-creation and learning, as a way to stimulate farmers in adopting agroecological measures. We developed a participatory approach that fosters an iterative, collective learning process in which challenges are identified and solutions are co-designed with the partners along the project. We based our monitoring approach on the framework of reflexive monitoring in action (RMA) consisting of alternating stages of observation, analysis, reflection and action. Monitoring occurs in terms of set-up of the learning environment, motivation to invest in agroecology, and the extent and nature of learning. We use questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and observations for monitoring during project activities. Focus groups will be established to reflect with the participants on the results of the observations and to discuss solutions to particular challenges. In this paper, we describe the establishment of the RMA cycle during the first year of the project. We mention the difficulties we came across and how we dealt with them. During the following 3 years of the project, these experiences can be used to further establish RMA in an effective way in order to support the transition to agroecology.
    Oorspronkelijke taalEngels
    Aantal pagina’s18
    PublicatiestatusGepubliceerd - jun-2019
    Evenement24th European seminar on extension (and) education (ESEE) - Acireale, Italië
    Duur: 18-jun-201921-jun-2019

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    Congres24th European seminar on extension (and) education (ESEE)
    LandItalië
    StadAcireale
    Periode18/06/1921/06/19

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