Dynamic integrated demonstration farms (non-digital education)

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Print date: 04 October 2022 08:17

Description of the innovative solution

Circular economy Collaboration Community building Education - adult Education - youth Food biodiversity Urban farming Regenerative agriculture Sharing economy Women empowerment Urban planning Agricultural development Closing nutrient loop Healthy diet

As urbanisation increases, youth are less interested in farming as an aspirational business. Some other barriers to entry for farming include knowledge and skill. There is a need for training by example and sparking of the community's interest in agriculture as a viable and attractive business with a strong purpose. This innovation is to create dynamic integrated demonstration farms, which aims to be both educational (for farmers and the community) and productive, providing food to the community in a farm to fork manner. This center can be scalable to other communities, providing employment opportunities and skills to the communities adopting such centers.

Supply chain segment

Educational, outreach and empowerment aspects

Maturity level

Moving to scale

Criteria

Food affordability Climate mitigation Water use Soil health Reducing biodiversity loss Increasing agrobiodiversity Reducing pollution

SDG target

SDG 1: No Poverty SDG 2: Zero Hunger SDG 5: Gender Equality SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth SDG 10: Reduced Inequality SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Context

Urban

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Demonstration Farm Best Practices
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Summary of key characteristics to include/look out for when starting new demonstration farms.
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Demonstration Farms for Transfer of Knowledge Case Study from Poland
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The capability of extension and advisory services to bridge research and knowledge needs of farmers
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