The potential of agroecological farming systems to master many of today’s challenges to the environment, economy, health, and society can be significantly promoted by coupling with digital tools and technologies. PATH2DEA is committed to unlocking digitalisation’s catalysing power to foster European agriculture’s transition towards enhanced sustainability. It will build on farmers’ competences and views and match them with the rich repertoire of digital solutions already available for agriculture, aimed at tailoring digital technologies to users’ needs and fostering wide-range adoption of digital agroecological farming in the EU and associated countries. Strategic engagement by multiple actors includes early adopters of digital agroecological farming represented by six Showcase farms located in different pedo-climatic regions, with hands-on experience for solid consensus validation of the project’s conclusions. PATH2DEA is deeply rooted in the European Agroecology Innovation Ecosystem and will establish itself amidst key players and proven instruments to mediate and connect among disciplines and sectors with a clear ethical-societal perspective. Via interactive discussion rounds, specific situations regarding digital technology uptake and use will be explored and brought to consideration by actors and stakeholders for increasing awareness and understanding. PATH2DEA will deliver a robust knowledge base in the frame of an Open Source Repository of digital tools and technologies in agroecology with decision support functionalities and a well-aligned R&I Roadmap for guiding digital agroecology transition. Finally,PATH2DEA will use its results for bridging towards the upcoming European Agroecology Partnership.
Project Budget: 1,999,980 €
Leitat Budget: 73,540 €
Financial Framework: HORIZON EUROPE
Contract number: 101060789
Start Date: 01/01/2023
End Date: 21/12/2025
Main role & contribution in the project:
- Collect and consolidate findings from PATH2DEA’s cross-sectorial activities and translate them to the EIA and the EU’s R&I programming bodies in the frame of the SRI.
- Leitat will take care of effectively involving key stakeholders into the project via applied engagement strategies and enhance interand trans-disciplinary engagement as well as fair, problem-oriented and gender-sensitive knowledge-creation.
PATH2DEA is co-funded by the European Union (Grant no. 101060789) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) (Grant no. 22.00535). Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union, European Research Executive Agency (REA) or Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Neither the European Union nor any other granting authority can be held responsible for them.