FARMWELL’s main objective is to ensure that farmers, families and farming communities benefit fully from social innovation research and practices, which in turn will strengthen the well-being of farmers and the links between the agricultural sector and society as a whole.
This main objective is divided into four (specific) operational objectives (SO) which connect the general objective to the implementation dimensions of FARMWELL as follows:
SO1: Facilitate multi-stakeholder and networking at both national and European level around the specific social challenges faced by farmers and farming families and related social innovation solutions, resulting in participatory learning and an increased flow of information and practical ideas.
SO2: Provide a synthesis of research and practice on the social challenges of farmers and farming families and social innovations as possible responses to them, reflecting a wide range of geographical, sectoral and agricultural contexts.
SO3: Presentation and provision of research and social innovation practices to farmers for the specific needs of farmers and farming families (both in terms of content and channels); and in a way that ensures better adoption of practices and ultimately improves farm viability and strengthens connections with society.
SO4: Ensure the long-term sustainability of results through effective exploitation and dissemination, improve support for effective counseling services to farmers and farming families; as well as by contributing to a supportive political environment.