Design guide for on-farm demonstrations
Demonstration activities can range from one-off ‘field day’ events to multi-year ‘monitor farms’ where farmers, advisors and industry members come together at regular intervals to assess farming opportunities in situ, to permanent ‘research farms’ where researchers test and demonstrate innovative technologies and approaches. On-farm demonstrations thus follow a wide range of approaches, are planned with different objectives in mind, and are initiated and organised by a wide range of actors. Given this variety, there is no ‘one-fits-all’ approach for a successful on-farm demonstration event.
This guide offers an overview of the most important elements that should be considered when it comes to preparing, carrying out and evaluating on-farm demonstrations. It proposes 6 simple steps to follow when designing an on-farm demonstration event, starting from a clear definition of the objectives and ending with a good evaluation and follow-up. Throughout, this guide offers concrete tips and tricks and provides specific tools to support the design of your event.
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Farm Demonstration Checklist
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