The EUREKA H2020 project has successfully achieved its main objective of creating a European online agricultural knowledge repository and knowledge transfer system called EU FarmBook, which supports farmers, advisors and other actors in the agricultural sector with up-to-date information. The EU FarmBook is expected to become an important tool for agricultural knowledge transfer in the EU and its Member States by making agricultural Research and Development, and innovation results available and searchable for stakeholders in the sector.
The Institute of Agricultural Economics (AKI) and the National Chamber of Agriculture (NAK) represented Hungary in the EUREKA project as work package leaders. At the end of the project in March 2022, project leaders Anikó Nagy (NAK) and Szabolcs Vágó (AKI) will hold a series of national webinars for different target groups, i.e. farmers, advisors, researchers, policy makers and students. The events will present the EUREKA project and its achievements, in particular the first operational “pilot” version of the EU FarmBook. Key features of the platform are already available, such as commenting and chat functions, and it already contains hundreds of verified and metadata-rich knowledge resources.
The platform will be further developed over the next seven years in a new Horizon Europe project, adding additional functions, uploading a significant part of the available knowledge material and widely presenting and disseminating the results. The AKI is part of the consortium that has been awarded the new project, so we will continue to be involved in the development of the EU FarmBook.
The 21-member international EUREKA consortium is preparing a Europe-wide final event on 29 March 2022, to which all interested parties are welcome! More information about the event and registration is available here.