We're on a Mission!

“INNOSETA is an international cooperation between 15 partners focussing on spraying equipment, training and advising starting from May 2018 until April 2021. The project is financed by the European  union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 773864″

Main Objective

The main objective of INNOSETA is to set up an Innovative self-sustainable Thematic Network on Spraying Equipment, Training and Advising to contribute in closing the gap between the available novel high-end crop protection solutions -either commercial or from applicable research results- with the everyday European agricultural practices.

This will be achieved by promoting effective exchange of novel ideas and information between:

  • research
  • industry
  • extension services
  • and the farming community

so that existing research and commercial solutions can be widely communicated, while capturing grassroots level needs and innovative ideas from the farming community.

The Need

Novel Spraying Equipment and Training and Advising procedures (SETA) have a potential to supply more productive and sustainable agricultural production, based on a more precise and efficient pest prevention product (PPP) approach. 

Most practitioners see the benefits of innovative SETA in agricultural production and the environment.

However, the fast pace of development, their complexity, diversity in farm sizes in Europe, cultural perception, lack of expertise and economic constraints are drawbacks that have hindered adoption by farmers. In addition, an innovation gap exists, as “researchers invent things that are often not picked up by the end-users as they are often not aware of the applied research, as well as they often don’t deal with the issues that matter to farmers”.

It is absolutely needed to provide tools and solutions to guarantee a better profit of the latest developments and improvements in PPP use, for all EU farmer

Our Approach

  • Create an inventory of directly applicable spraying equipment and technologies, training materials and advisory tools available from the large amount of research results and commercial applications
  • Assess the SETA end-users needs and interests and identify factors influencing adaptation, and taking into account the regional specificities
  • Engender interactive multi-actor, innovation-based collaborations among different stakeholders
  • Put in place an ICT tool for the on-line assessment of the Spraying equipment, training and advising materials and allow crowdsourcing of grassroots-level ideas and needs
  • Liaise with EIP-AGRI and its structures

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