INNOSETA is based on a “multi-actor approach”, including farmers and extension organisations from 7 countries, which ensures that the end-users of SETA innovations are well represented. Seven organisations owned/ruled by farmers or directly working for them are partners in the project as are 6 research institutions and the association of farm machinery manufacturers and of plant protection product manufacturers.
The cropping systems addressed by INNOSETA differ according to the pedo-climatic conditions as well as the specificities of the agricultural value chain of the particular regional “hub”.
The diversity of cropping systems and agro-climatic zones covered by this thematic network will allow INNOSETA to explore the adoption and applicability of a wide range of SETA solutions, while capturing a wealth of needs and innovations from end-users. Depending on the geographical region, the following cropping systems will be addressed with the innovative SETA solutions.
Moreover, INNOSETA will facilitate the development of interactive innovation processes in the national/regional agricultural value chains, by bringing together farmers, advisors, researchers, industrial partners and other actors in interactive innovation workshops. Grassroots-level ideas will be captured and channelled and should result in the development of concrete innovation-based projects that answer the practical needs of the end-users.