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SOLINSA official draft

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Camille Kroug

on 19 February 2014

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Transcript of SOLINSA official draft

The role of the transition partners
More information and documents to download: http://www.solinsa.org/the-results/interacting-wih-linsa/
In addition to existing support, LINSA expressed needs that can be supported by different transition partners: boundary persons, experts, participatory researchers, intermediary persons, facilitators and innovation brokers as defined in the EIP. The intention of transition partners is to stimulate social learning processes, new developments respectively advancements of innovations, and network development with the aim of supporting sustainable development. Important is that these actors show a self-understanding of being learners and listeners. Basic attitudes are authenticity, empathy and appreciation, as well as patience and sincere curiosity.
We rural women!
How to

Solinsa project
The SOLINSA project aims to identify barriers to the development of Learning and Innovation Networks for sustainable agriculture (LINSA). The project will explore how policy instruments, financial arrangements, research, education and advisory services might support LINSA's in cost-efficient and effective ways.

SOLINSA is funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission.
Presentation of the project
The flyer presenting the project
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More information and documents to download: http://www.solinsa.org/the-results/policy-recommendations/
Policies can be adapted in order to support LINSA and transition partners working with LINSA in a more effective and efficient way. The policy recommendation are based on the analysis of the AKS in different countries, the interaction among researchers and LINSA, the interaction among researchers and experts, the review of existing policies supporting innovation and a policy workshops. They focus on fours angles:
Direct support to LINSA
Improved alliances between LINSA and AKS
Transition Partners – support of actors working with LINSA
LINSA scope in new networks and in the context of European Innovation Partnership

Printable version: http://www.solinsa.org/fileadmin/Files/newsletter/FACTSHEET_04.pdf
Printable version: http://www.solinsa.org/fileadmin/Files/newsletter/FACTSHEET_6.pdf
More information and documents to download: http://www.solinsa.org/the-results/the-relation-between-aks-and-linsa/
Agricultural Knowledge Systems (AKS) refer to formal organizations active in agricultural and rural research, advisory services, and education. It does not only imply the public organizations, but also private and non-profit organizations. They are very often public funded. LINSA do emerge outside or inside the AKS. Resistance and tension are often observed.
The interactions between LINSA and AKS are challenging for both sides!

Printable version: http://www.solinsa.org/fileadmin/Files/Posters/Conference_finale/03.pdf
Printable version: http://www.solinsa.org/fileadmin/Files/newsletter/SOLINSA_FACTSHEET_02.pdf
A LINSA is …
Printable version: http://www.solinsa.org/fileadmin/Files/newsletter/FACTSHEET_03.pdf
LINSA are networks of producers, customers, experts, NGOs, SMEs, local administrations, as well as official researchers and extensionists, that are mutually engaged with common goals for sustainable agriculture and rural development – cooperating, sharing resources and co-producing new knowledge by creating conditions for communication.
Depending on the level of innovation and structuring, they require different kind of support.

More information and documents to download: http://www.solinsa.org/the-results/the-concept-of-linsa/
Policies supporting LINSA
can be reinforced

Map of LINSA

Printable version: http://www.solinsa.org/fileadmin/Files/newsletter/FACTSHEET_5.pdf
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