Research and Demonstration Farm
The great challenges of the future, such as world food supply, climate, environmental and biodiversity protection, must not be assigned to science alone, but require the cooperation of all population groups.
To improve this cooperation, the concept of the research and demonstration farm was developed. It includes two important areas: Firstly, the joint finding of solutions (research) and secondly, the joint transfer of knowledge (demonstration) of the results and experiences from research. The participating farms are family-run farms which, in addition to normal production, also work closely with research, thus making their ideas and innovations available to science.
Each farm has its focus and is not only a research location, but also serves as a link in the communication between science, practice and society. This is important because, despite having the same language, it is often difficult to understand each other. A network organisation will support this form of cooperation in the future.