The FarmDemo Training Kit has been updated
A unique collaboration between three European H2020 projects, AgriDemo-F2F, PLAID and NEFERTITI, resulted in the development of the FarmDemo Training kit for the organization of farm demonstration events. John Moriarty Advisor on the NEFERTITI and NEWBIE EU H2020 projects has the information
The Training kit collects many interesting tools, guidelines and videos that can help farmers and other organisers in organising a successful farm demonstration. Under the NEFERTITI project, the Training kit was further developed and updated with the latest materials on the organization of farm demonstration events, such as practical guidelines, tools, and inspiration from practice.
The FarmDemo Training Kit facilitates skills development and capacity building amongst farm demo organisers. It enables the practical implementation of innovative demo practices on the farm and increases awareness of the value of farmer-to-farmers exchanges during farm demonstrations.
The training kit offers an overview of the most important elements to be considered for preparing, delivering, and evaluating demonstrations held on-farm. It proposes 6 easy steps to follow when designing a demonstration event on-farm, starting from a clear definition of objectives and ending with a good evaluation and follow-up. This Training kit offers specific tips and tricks and provides specific tools to support the preparation, delivery and evaluation of a demo event.
The training kit also includes interesting inspirational videos from practice, including:
- some examples on how farmer networks and programmes can aid in the setting of demonstration event objectives and target groups;
- a series of videos on demonstration farms;
- inspirational videos for demo preparation;
- some examples on how to use a video to promote a demo event;
- inspirational new learning and facilitation methods
Due to the COVID19 measures across Europe, also guidelines for virtual demonstrations were included in the Training Kit. These guidelines contain information regarding what a virtual demonstration event is and steps for preparation, delivery and evaluation of virtual demonstration events.
The Training Kit will be translated in all 24 EU languages by the end of the NEFERTITI project (December 2021).
All information can be found at https://trainingkit.farmdemo.eu/.
NEFERTITI (Networking European Farms to Enhance Cross Fertilisation and Innovation Uptake Through demonstration) is a unique Network comprising 32 partners in 17 countries. The overall objective of NEFERTITI is to establish an EU wide highly connected network of well-specified demonstration and pilot farms designed to enhance knowledge exchanges, cross fertilisation among actors and efficient innovation uptake in the farming sector through peer-to-peer demonstration of techniques to be organised in 10 themes.