The FarmDemo platform
FarmDemo is a close collaboration of 3 European projects funded under Horizon 2020. They all aim to enhance peer-to-peer learning and focus on farm demonstration as a tool to boost innovation uptake.
AgriDemo-F2F and PLAID focus on understanding the role of European commercial demonstration farms and prepare for more connectivity between actors involved in on-farm demonstrations. These projects develop a geo-referenced online inventory of demonstration farms and build an online FarmDemo-Hub community.
NEFERTITI focuses on the establishment of 10 interactive thematic networks covering the 3 main agricultural sectors: animal production, arable farming and horticultural production. They bring together 45 regional hubs of demo-farmers and innovation actors - advisors, cooperatives, NGOs, industry, education, researchers and policy makers. The output of AgriDemo-F2F and PLAID will be used as input to set up 3 annual campaigns of on-farm demonstrations.