New entrants into farming: lessons to foster innovation and entrepreneurship

Which patterns characterise new entrants in farming and what can be learnt from them to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture?


The final report of this Focus Group has been published.

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Tasks:

  • Clarify the main challenges faced by the newcomers; identify existing or potential solutions to address these challenges based on newcomers´ business and organisational models, list opportunities for further uptake by the farming community, especially by other new farmers.
  • Identify the potential business and organisational models of newcomers to farming e.g. which knowledge they manage and how they acquire it, the use of technology, their access to capital (including land?) and financial management, their marketing strategies, cooperation initiatives etc. Use examples to illustrate these models.
  • Propose potential innovative actions to enhance and stimulate setting up new agricultural enterprises and to multiply positive effects within the agricultural sector, including ways to disseminate the practical knowledge gathered.
  • Identify needs from practice and possible gaps in knowledge on those processes which may be solved by further research.

Results:


Other information:


Focus Group members:

Surname, first name 

Profession

Country

Avermaete, Tessa

Scientist

Belgium

Castro Leon, Jose

Farm adviser; expert from agriculture organisation, industry or manufacturing; expert from NGO

Spain

Cavalier, Jean-Baptiste

Farm adviser; expert from agriculture organisation, industry or manufacturing; expert from NGO

France

Dezseny, Zoltan

Farmer; expert from NGO; scientist

Hungary

Dzhambazova, Rositsa

Expert from NGO

Bulgaria

Ferrara, Vincenza

Farmer

Italy

Lorleberg, Wolf

Scientist

Germany

Luksepp, Triin

Farmer; farm adviser

Estonia

McDonald, Roberta

Farm adviser; other

Ireland

Monllor, Neus

Other

Spain

Nicolay, Charlene

Other type of adviser

France

Papone Fiamma, Agnes

Farmer

France

Payne, Adam

Farmer

United Kingdom

Pinto-Correia, Teresa 

Scientist

Portugal

Potocnik Slavic, Irma

Scientist

Slovenia

Rickett, Alison

Expert from agriculture organisation, industry or manufacturing

United Kingdom

Zahrl, Robert Thomas

Farmer

Czech Republic

Wartena, Sjoerd

Farmer; expert from NGO

France

Virpiö, Miika

Farmer; other

Finland

Visser, Andries

Scientist

Netherlands

Facilitation team
Sutherland, Lee-Ann
Coordinating expert United Kingdom
Koorberg, Pille
Task manager Estonia

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