Evaluation of the first year of the co-innovation approach in the pilots

The objective of this deliverable is to evaluate the first year of the co-innovation approach in the pilots. It describes the progress in the four pilots and the Workpackage until approximately June 2013. It therefore provides a snapshot of the evolution of the pilots and the group of researchers-advisors in the WP.

This WP ‘Co-innovation of IPM’, develops, implements and evaluates an overarching co-innovation methodology which combines innovation systems analysis and learning to reduce the dependence of European farming systems on pesticides. This WP facilitates and tests how formal knowledge can be combined with farmer knowledge to arrive at effective new methods of pest management for selected crops on selected farms.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under the grant agreement n°265865- PURE