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WP2 Practice-based Conceptual Framework and Typology Development

Work Package Leader Rob Burton, Ruralis

To date, there is no established conceptual framework for understanding how demonstration farms promote peer-to-peer learning, or how current demonstration methods and tools can mediate this process. The overall objective of this WP is to assess what is already known about on-farm demonstration, developing a conceptual framework and draft typology for use in subsequent WPs. This will be up-dated in response to project findings and finalised by project conclusion.

The specific objectives of WP2 are:

  • To review existing literature and practical knowledge on on-farm demonstration to identify and categorise the 'types' of demonstration activity and entities which organise and enable these activities (e.g. farmers, advisory services, financial supports).
  • To develop a conceptual framework based on contemporary innovation and behaviour theory for use in assessing the governance, commissioning, financing, access, mediation techniques and impacts of peer-to-peer learning on farms.
  • To use this conceptual framework to advise the development of the methodologies in WP3, WP4, WP5, and WP6, in particular, to apply it in constructing a theoretically informed categorisation of demonstration farms and peer-to-peer learning methods.
  • To further develop and enrich the conceptual framework and typology through multi-stakeholder assessment and findings from empirical data in WP3, WP4, WP5.

Task Descriptors

T2.1 Identify key factors behind successful demonstration and peer-to-peer learning. BSC

T2.2 Design conceptual framework for assessing how demonstration influences farmer learning.

T2.3 Support use of the conceptual framework in WP3, WP4, WP5, WP6.

T2.4 Revise conceptual framework based on empirical evidence. WUR