The VISIONARY project’s second science policy interface took place on 1 June in Budapest.
The topic this time was agricultural water management from the perspective of farmers’ collaboration. With the facilitation of colleagues from the AKI, stakeholders from the water value chain created a wished vision for agricultural water management. The most crucial changes needed to realise this common vision were the need for centralised water governance, tighter regulation of water use, change in common attitutedes towards the true worth of water, and more involvement of value chain actors in water-related decision-making.
Based on the workshop’s outcomes, AKI will design a case study plan in the next months that will examine motivations and barriers for coordination among farmers in agricultural water management.