February 15, 2024

Navigating Agricultural Innovation: The Transformative AKIS Journeys | Is out now!

Navigating Agricultural Innovation: The Transformative AKIS Journeys 

In the vast landscape of agriculture, innovation serves as the North Star guiding us towards sustainability, resilience, and prosperity. At the heart of this transformative journey lies Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems (AKIS), a dynamic network of stakeholders encompassing farmers, researchers, policymakers, advisors, and more, working collaboratively to drive change and foster innovation. 

In the pursuit of modernizing and revitalizing European agrifood and forestry systems, modernAKIS emerges as a beacon of progress, offering a comprehensive roadmap towards a more sustainable future. Aligned with the objectives of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2023-2027, modernAKIS endeavours to strengthen AKIS strategies, enhance collaboration, and empower key actors to overcome critical challenges and seize opportunities for growth and development. 

Through a series of transformative AKIS journeys, modernAKIS embarks on a mission to empower stakeholders with the knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to navigate the complexities of agricultural innovation. These journeys serve as immersive experiences, bringing together a diverse array of actors to exchange insights, share best practices, and co-create innovative solutions. 

At the heart of modernAKIS are four key capacities essential for driving change and fostering innovation within the AKIS:  

  • The capacity to navigate complexity,  
  • Collaborate effectively,  
  • Reflect and learn, and  
  • Engage in strategic and political processes.  

By bolstering these capacities, modernAKIS equips stakeholders with the skills and knowledge needed to lead the charge towards a more sustainable and resilient agricultural future. 

Through practical knowledge and tools co-development, capacity-building activities, networking, and knowledge exchange, modernAKIS empowers stakeholders to transform their visions into reality. By harnessing the power of collaboration, innovation, and collective action, modernAKIS aims to reshape the agricultural landscape, ushering in a new era of prosperity and sustainability for European agrifood and forestry systems. 

Learn more about how modernAKIS is supporting key actors to strengthen the AKIS across EU and their Transformative AKIS Journeys (TAJs) here!

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