The multi-actor approach
The consortium integrates a multi actor approach for farmers’ decision making and for including the different perspectives from stakeholders to decision-makers that regulate and administer policies.
In summary, AGROSUS will rely on:
- expanded knowledge on problematic weeds on European agriculture, current weeding techniques, and problems encountered by farmers and advisors (around 500 farmers and advisors will be contacted for surveys, workshops and discussion groups),
- advanced detection tools
- establishment of cultural, mechanical, physical, biological, and biotechnological AS in 68 short-term experimental units sprayed all over Europe,
- actions carried out with stakeholders and policy makers to promote the most appropriate initiatives at the field, administration and regulatory levels, and
- technology transfer and training of stakeholders for prevention and management of weeds.
The tools and strategies designed will be developed, in collaboration with stakeholders, for the most problematic weeds of the different regions.
14 Regional Stakeholder Communities (RSC)
14 regional demonstration events, 1 in each RSC including field-visits and discussion groups
24 Crop-Linked Groups (CLG)
Around each experimental unit (at the regional level) covering the 11 biogeographic regions for co-creation and co-validation of actions undertaken in the other WPs during the project
19 Co-creation workshops
The co-creation stage will consist of a series of questionary surveys, in-person
interviews, and co-creation workshops with the stakeholders included in the CLGs of each RSC, for co-decision about the
best AA to be implemented in WP3
38 Co-validation workshops
The co-validation stage will consist of a series of co-validation workshops (one per
crop cycle) with the stakeholders included in the CLGs of each RSC for feedback and improvement of AGROSUS AA