The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 will invest €500 million in over 80 multi-actor projects selected from over 30 topics flagged with the multi-actor approach (MAA). MAA proposals need to demonstrate that they target the actual needs of farmers, foresters, agribusinesses or other “end-users”. In fact, the MAA requires that those who will apply the solutions help to shape them by being involved right from the start: from defining the questions to implementing activities, and then participating in demonstrations and dissemination. The cross-fertilisation of ideas and complementary knowledge between farmers, foresters, agribusinesses, farmers’ groups, advisers, enterprises, researchers and others should lead to demand-driven innovative solutions that are more likely to be applied in the field.
The resulting practical recommendations must be presented in an easily understandable and accessible way. As part of their communication activities, MAA projects will also produce short “practice abstracts” which outline their main findings. Practice abstracts will make it easier for projects to share their findings with those who will apply them.
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