ABOUT THE PROJECT
modernAKIS, modernisation of Agriculture through more efficient and effective Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS), aims to improve AKIS actors’ capacities to leverage individual, organizational and systemic resources needed for the transformation towards more coherent, effective, and efficient AKIS systems and the transition to a more sustainable management and use of natural resources in farming and forestry.
To this end it will build and foster a European network of at least 1.000 key AKIS actors, including AKIS coordination bodies, from all EU MS, who will act as linchpins in the transformation of the AKIS systems towards a more effective governance and the modernization of the European agri-food sector.
The project will also build the capacities of these key AKIS actors towards systems understanding and engagement, enabling them to change the systems in the long-term improving the AKIS.
In addition, it will set up at least 1 Community of Practice in each Member State, enabling thus participants to act as vectors of change in their communities. modernAKIS will also provide a comprehensive digital catalogue with new know-how, and at least 80 tools and methods supporting key AKIS actors to improve the knowledge flows and develop a well-functioning AKIS in line with relevant policy objectives, e.g., the Green Deal, Farm2Fork, Sustainable Development Goals.
AGRICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND INNOVATION SYSTEMS (AKIS)
Encompass all people and organizations (farmers, foresters, farmers’ and foresters’ organisations and cooperatives, advisors, researchers, businesses, NGOs…) that generate, share, and use knowledge and innovation for agriculture and interrelated fields: rural areas, value chains, environment, climate, biodiversity, society and consumers.