FAO’s regional expert consultation on knowledge sharing for agricultural innovations
An expert FAO consultation was held in Hungary on the 10th to the 13th of September 2018 on knowledge sharing for agricultural innovations applicable for smallholder and family farmers in Europe and Central Asia.
This comes after two major calls for FAO to support Agricultural Innovations Systems (AIS) and develop capacities in Europe and Central Asia. The first was the 39th session of the European Commission of Agriculture (ECA) and the 41st session of the FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC), which urged FAO to continue its efforts on knowledge sharing on policies and good practices.
Against this background, the FAO’s regional expert consultation on knowledge sharing for agricultural innovations aims to encourage a shift from linear and centralized knowledge systems towards inclusive, decentralized and pluralistic structures.
Another expected outcome is a regional observatory for smallholders and family farms on e-agriculture innovations. FAO’s e-agriculture strategy guide also will be reviewed in light of the realities and specificities of Europe and Central Asia to provide better and more tailored support to countries in developing national e-agriculture strategies.