Stakeholder Involvement, J. De Vente And A. Sole


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Stakeholder Involvement, J. De Vente And A. Sole

  1. 1. Stakeholder involvement, and records of strategy trials in the Guadalentín Basin, Spain Joris de Vente & Albert Solé Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas (EEZA-CSIC)
  2. 2. Stakeholder and dissemination activities 1. Two stakeholder workshops (WB3) 2. Field logbook for regular records of farming activities 3. Photo-logbook record of activities, visible on the HIS 4. Local Newsletter ( Noticias del Campo ) for stakeholders 5. Field demonstration of monitoring for stakeholders 6. Group field visit to farm receiving regional subsidies 7. Scientific conference presentations and publications
  3. 3. 1. Stakeholder workshops for WB3 -> Stakeholder workshops were the starting point for contacts with stakeholders (see contact list of about 64 national contacts or representatives of organisations)
  4. 4. 2. Farmer field logbook This is for regular monitoring of progress with the WB4 Site Implementation Plan, including a section for documentation of all farming activities performed in the experimental fields Objectives : 1. Monitoring of costs and effort involved in SLM 2. Promotion of awareness, participation and ownership, so that the farmer can show what he is doing, and the associated costs 3. Demonstration possibilities to share the results of field experiments with neighbouring/visiting farmers
  5. 5. 2. Farmer field logbook Example of Table to be filled in by the farmer in the logbook:
  6. 6. 3. Photo-logbook records of research and farmer activities on DESIRE HIS Objectives : 1. To supply a pictorial record of research and farmer activities 2. To present the first visual results of the SLM strategies 3. Examples of photos on HIS (
  7. 7. Overview of activities at the demonstration and experimental farm Los Alhagüeces Murcia Spain
  8. 8. Reading out climate data © Joris de Vente
  9. 9. Seeding green manure (November 2008) © Joris de Vente
  10. 10. Ploughing green manure and minimum tillage November 2008 © Joris de Vente
  11. 11. Mulch cover (November 2008, field site B) © Joris de Vente
  12. 12. Green manure first week of June 2009 © Joris de Vente
  13. 13. Ploughing of green manure second week of June 2009 © Joris de Vente
  14. 14. Local Newsletter (‘ Noticias del Campo’ ) <ul><li>Objectives : </li></ul><ul><li>To maintain contact with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>To provide a summary of information and what has taken place recently </li></ul><ul><li>To provide links to further (DESIRE, WOCAT or related) information </li></ul><ul><li>To announce forthcoming activities </li></ul>-> The newsletter also contains basic DESIRE project information and stresses site-specific activities and contributions from stakeholders, so that people feel they have an identity in the project
  15. 15. Local Newsletter (‘ Noticias del Campo’ )
  16. 16. Local Newsletter (‘ Noticias del Campo’ ) This Newsletter was printed and sent by post to all contacts without internet access -> 100 copies were printed (cost: EURO 84,00) For all other stakeholders (not only workshop participants) a pdf file of the newsletter was sent by email
  17. 17. Field demonstration of monitoring On 30 th of October 2009 all local stakeholder contacts were invited to a field demonstration of activities and presentation of some first results Invitations were sent by email, through the newsletter, by post and through SMS messages . Around 20 participants attended Objectives : 1. Demonstration of activities and results, and discussion of all opinions 2. Maintenance of contact, and joint ownership of results
  18. 18. Field demonstration of monitoring Agenda (10-13h): 1. Welcome and introduction to what happened since the last contact in Workshop 2 2. Brief introduction of all participants 3. Visit meteo-station and show first results of last year 4. Visit field site A, show and discuss implementation and first monitoring results 5. Visit field site B, show and discuss implementation and first monitoring results 6. Visit field site C, show and discuss implementation 7. Reception at the farm
  19. 19. Group field visit to farm receiving regional subsidies <ul><li>The regional authority began a new policy, a subsidy of vegetated strips, through the regional development programme </li></ul><ul><li>The group visited a farm where an application for subsidies to apply this measure had just been implemented, to demonstrate what had been done, and and discuss the practical issues of feasibility and effectiveness </li></ul>Objectives : 1. Continued mutual learning 2. Increased collaboration and trust between stakeholder groups
  20. 20. Scientific conference presentations and publications Objectives : 1. To demonstrate the activities and results of DESIRE participatory approaches 2. To show field experiments, and analyses of the effectiveness of strategies, to the scientific community
  21. 21. Thank you!