User guide/tutorial to use digital tools for open governance/community management. This guide aims to facilitate community management and open governance within DIVINFOOD’s Living Labs through the use of digital tools, as well as to create and sustain networks of actors around these Living Labs. To this end, it first seeks to provide an overview (not exhaustive) of the key digital tools available for community management support, highlighting their main features, strengths, and weaknesses, in order to enable each of the Living Labs to select the most suitable tools for their needs. The document then focuses on proposing practical tutorials for accomplishing essential tasks in community engagement (organizing discussion groups, creating mailing lists, voting on decisions, scheduling meetings, etc.). Beyond DIVINFOOD’s members, it can be a resource for all actors involved in the facilitation of community management and open governance – so, do not hesitate to share.
“Roadmaps to organise on-field training workshops and demonstration days” provides a generic and pragmatic route towards the organization of on–field training workshops and demonstration days. The roadmap can be used for planning both on–field training and demonstration days for food consumers, farmers, and boards of directors across the country, and it can be used when different aspects are brought into focus, e.g., growing food crops and preparing food. Roadmaps considered in this report include elements such as timeline, social context, location, organisation of a programme, announcement, and communication. Finally, there is also mention of aspects to consider one to two weeks before the event, at the event and after the official programme is announced. The roadmap will be illustrated by examples and pictures from different types of events held in Denmark by Innovation Centre for Organic Farming. The roadmaps are applicable in European countries, depending on structures in the given country, e.g., the relation between the farmers, advisory services, and different stakeholders.
“White paper for food chains actors for using agrobiodiversity, listing consumer expectations and aversions” is intended to guide innovation and research in the development of food chains valuing agrobiodiversity, with a special attention to neglected and underutilised crops (NUCs). It is addressed to the DIVINFOOD consortium, and to all value chain actors, development services, policy-makers, researchers and consumer-citizens concerned by the use of agrobiodiversity in food chains. It presents the methodology and the results of i) an online survey implemented in the 7 European countries of the DIVINFOOD project, in which citizen-consumers have been invited to judge different options to use cultivated biodiversity in food chains; ii) focus groups in specific regions in which a focus has been done on NUCs. Results are synthesised through recommendations for DIVINFOOD members, and for all concerned actors.
“Methodology to elaborate a consumption white paper” is intended to guide the implication of consumers, considered as citizens, in the decisions relative to the development of food chains. It is addressed to the DIVINFOOD consortium, and to all value chain actors, development services, policy-makers, researchers or citizen associations seeking methods to make consumer-citizens decision-makers in their innovation, policy or research activities concerning food chains. The document first reviews inspiring approaches for involving citizens in developing recommendations on potentially complex topics, used in the agriculture and food sector. Second, it describes the methodology developed in DIVINFOOD to elaborate a white paper, which can be replicated or adapted in other contexts.
“Framework for LL facilitation and data production” is intended for all Living Labs and all DIVINFOOD project partners. This document provides a framework to situate LLs’ definition and contribution to the overall aim of the DIVINFOOD project. It orients LL coordinators throughout the setting up and development of living lab interactions, experiments and data collection. It also suggests tools to support LL facilitation and interactions at local level.