Dynamic integrated demonstration farms (non-digital education)

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14 May 2021

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Circular economy Collaboration Community building Education - adult Education - youth Food biodiversity urban farming Regenerative agriculture Sharing economy Women empowerment

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...

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.

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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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