The reformed Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) will focus on comprehensive modernization from 2023. Member states are called upon to describe their systems for the production, dissemination and application of agricultural knowledge. A main focus is on the integration of consulting in innovation processes, as consultants assume a central translation and hinge function in this context.
For this reason, the state of Rhineland-Palatinate has set itself the goal of describing the regional AKIS. The IfLS is now pursuing this task with an ad hoc study within the framework of the accompanying evaluation of the EULLE development program: In addition to the recording of the 'static' dimension in the form of the participating organizations from research, consulting, education and practice, the 'dynamic' relationships and knowledge flows between the organizations are to be looked at in particular. The aim is to gain insights for a better integration of agricultural consulting services into the interaction processes and to prepare them thematically as well as methodologically for new challenges.
The online survey of farms and extension services will start in May, as will the planned interviews with experts.
Contact persons at IfLS: Oliver Müller (muller[at]ifls.de) and Dr. Ulrich Gehrlein (gehrlein[at]ifls.de)